2019 National Planning Conference

NPC19: 2019 National Planning Conference



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  • Bay Area Solutions to National Problems

    San Francisco Bay Area communities, ripe with the challenges planners face nationwide, have found new opportunities to innovate. Take a virtual trip around the Bay and learn about regional planning strategies, adapting to the shared economy, and planning for diversity.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Lisa Wise, AICP
    • Jennifer Daugherty, AICP
    • Stefan Pellegrini, AICP
    • Arti Harchekar, AICP
    #9165423
    CM | 1.25
  • San Francisco Urban Transformations

    San Francisco is witnessing an urban renaissance of epic proportion. Leaders from the planning, economic development, urban advocacy and architecture sectors engage in a conversation on San Francisco’s transformation and reflect on the city’s past, present and future. This course is approved to offer 1.25 LUs (AIA).
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Leo Chow
    • Nadia Sesay
    • John Rahaim
    • Allison Albericci, AICP
    • Kristen Wang
    • Mark Schwettmann
    #9165331
    CM | 1.25
  • Pedestrian Placemaking for All

    Municipalities across the country recognize the multitudinous benefits of improving the public realm to support pedestrians and foster civic life. This session highlights creative ways that cities have delivered safe, interesting, inclusive, and inviting spaces for pedestrians. This course is approved to offer 1.25 LU|HSW (AIA). This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Barkha Patel
    • Emily Weidenhof
    • Lily Langlois
    • Christopher Henry, AICP
    #9165414
    CM | 1.25
  • The Cannabis Industry: Experiences, Lessons Learned

    The new cannabis industry has resulted in new regulation and actions required by local and state government. Planners must be informed about this new industry including land use impacts, regulatory controls, economic impacts, potential community benefits and political challenges.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to April 13, 5:15 p.m. PDT
    • Danielle Rosellison
    • Crystal Oliver
    • Pinky Vargas
    #9165435
    CM | 2.50
  • Towers, Cranes—and Street Life

    These are boom times in yesterday’s ”back-of-house” districts. Amid large traffic volumes and dizzying change, can we achieve a sense of place? In San Francisco, the streets of Yerba Buena and Transbay are ground zero for a creative placemaking response. This course is approved to offer 1.25 LUs (AIA). This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDHs (ASLA).
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Constance Cavallas
    • Paul Chasan
    #9165436
    CM | 1.25
  • Using Nature To Fight Nature's Threats

    Can working with nature be a faster, greener, cheaper, safer way to respond to sea level rise and intensified storms? What's developing in nature-based "green" alternatives and can they replace or complement traditional "gray" infrastructure? Join us to explore answers! This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Jeremy Lowe
    • Marilyn Latta
    • Doug George
    • Alex Westhoff, AICP
    #9165424
    CM | 1.25
  • Big Infrastructure Money in Participatory Budgeting

    Participatory budgeting (PB) is an equitable civic engagement innovation that is influencing billions of capital planning dollars. From regional transportation budgets in California to a citywide PB in NYC, you’ll discover scalable models to bring PB to your community.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Maulin Mehta, AICP
    • Eric Howell
    • Ginevra Browne
    • Shari Davis
    #9169745
    CM | 1.25
  • Policy Planning in San Francisco

    Learn about the varied policy approaches three San Francisco agencies take to solve some of the city’s largest issues, such as affordable housing, regulating new industries, preserving neighborhood character, and more.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Jeff Buckley
    • Lee Hepner
    • Aaron Starr
    #9165437
    CM | 1.25
  • Countywide Bicycle Plans — Riding the Momentum

    Shifting bicycle culture in auto-dominated counties is a challenging task. Learn how regional planning agencies in Silicon Valley and Montgomery County leveraged partnerships with key stakeholders and momentum generated through countywide bicycle plan development to implement a world-class bicycling network.
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Lauren Ledbetter
    • Peter Bennett
    • Peter Gray
    #9165285
    CM | 1.25
  • Oakland's Zero Net Energy Master Plan

    The Oakland EcoBlock can show communities a path to meeting today’s environmental challenges by creating places that simultaneously reduce resource use, work with minor changes to codes, and use innovative financing and governance structures allowed by California law. This course is approved to offer 1.25 LU (AIA). This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Amy Dryden
    • Anthony Nahas
    • Daniel Hamilton
    • Gregory Thomson
    #9165416
    CM | 1.25
  • Innovation or Disruption? Electric Scooter Chronicles

    Electric scooters have left many city officials scratching their heads on what to do in the Bay. How do regulators get it right and give the people, and the companies, what they want in a world of infinite mobility options?
    April 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Ozzy Arce
    • Danielle Harris
    • Brian No
    • Calvin Thigpen
    #9165417
    CM | 1.25
  • Win-Win-Win Urbanism: Sustainability, Equity, Resilience

    The San Francisco Bay must solve for affordability and climate change simultaneously, applying sustainability leadership to address rising seas and increasing disparity. Key tools and lessons from innovative equitable/sustainable/resilient projects demonstrate co-benefits, dispelling the narrative that these aims can’t coexist.
    April 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Doug Shoemaker
    • Lisa Fisher
    #9165425
    CM | 1.25
  • How's SF Bay Area Fighting Displacement?

    Booming urban areas today grapple with displacement issues. Bay Area representatives from academia, philanthropic organizations, and the city of San Francisco discuss their approaches to fighting displacement, collectively contributing to the shared goal of maintaining a diverse region.
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Hugo Ramirez
    • Zachary McRae
    #9165326
    CM | 1.25
  • Santa Cruz: Addressing the Housing Crisis

    Santa Cruz is in the midst of a housing and homelessness crisis. This session provides an overview of the city’s practical, implementable, and measurable solutions to these crises based on local context, extensive community outreach, and organization-wide commitment.
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Cynthia Chase
    • Tina Shull
    #9165418
    CM | 1.25
  • Health and Equity in All Planning

    Learn from public health and planning practitioners how to integrate health and equity in decision- and planmaking processes, and use cross-sector collaboration to strengthen planning processes with the aim of fostering healthy, equitable communities. This course is approved to offer 2.5 LU|HSWs (AIA).
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to April 14, 5:15 p.m. PDT
    • Ashley Hefner, AICP
    • Karen Nikolai
    • Rebecca Stonefield
    • Meaghan Overton, AICP
    • Lianne Dillon
    #9165438
    CM | 2.50
  • SF Cultural Districts: Strategically Intercepting Gentrification

    San Francisco is a worldwide tourist destination, but a housing shortage has placed a strain on some of our most vulnerable and culturally rich neighborhoods. Learn how cultural districts can be a tool for communities to intercept gentrification and shape change.
    April 14, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 14, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Honey Mahogany
    • Raquel Redondiez
    • Erick Arguello
    • Brian Cheu
    • Carolina Morales
    #9165419
    CM | 1.25
  • San Jose's Approach to Retail Restructuring

    The retail apocalypse isn’t! This is a can’t-miss session for planners wanting to learn how San Jose recognized a dynamic retail environment and drove the creation of a comprehensive retail strategy that took into account the reurbanization of traditionally suburban areas.
    April 14, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 14, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Timothy Rood, AICP
    • Nanci Klein
    • David Greensfelder
    #9165278
    CM | 1.25
  • California's Bike/Ped Big Data Tool

    Caltrans and active mode big data experts share the outcomes of designing and using a statewide active mode data tool. Learn about integrating multiple sources of data, and how Caltrans puts big data to use for planning.
    April 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Christopher Nicholas
    #9165440
    CM | 1.25
  • Directors' Perspectives on the Region

    Progressive city planning directors in the area around, and including San Francisco share the results of an all-day retreat that paints a vivid picture of the state of city and regional planning in the San Francisco region.
    April 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Albert Savay, AICP
    • Dina Tasini
    • Andrea Ouse, AICP
    • Paul Jensen, AICP
    • Hillary Gitelman
    • William Gilchrist
    • John Rahaim
    • Rosalynn Hughey
    #9165428
    CM | 1.25
  • SupUrbia: Changing Perceptions Through Process Improvements

    Planners, developers, and decisionmakers seeking to improve their jurisdiction’s reputation and/or delivery of development services learn about Walnut Creek’s Blueprint for Success, the positive changes it has fostered, and how to draft a blueprint back home.
    April 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Hamid Taeb
    • Eric Harrison
    • Lauren Seaver
    #9165426
    CM | 1.25
  • Flooding on Dock of the Bay

    How can historic waterfront districts become more resilient to a changing climate? This session explores the intersection between iconic Bay Area resources and rising sea levels. Central to the discussion is the adapting of cultural assets while maintaining integrity and character.
    April 15, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Lindy Lowe
    • James Mallery
    • Brad Benson
    • Justin Vandever
    #9165429
    CM | 1.25
  • Fostering Equity in Transportation Planning

    Regional and local agencies are increasingly recognizing their responsibility to advance equity, but how can they put policies into practice? In this panel, hear from Bay Area agencies that have converted regional policies into on-the-ground results.
    April 15, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Judis Santos
    • Alyssa Lane
    • Bob Allen
    • Christopher Kidd
    #9165441
    CM | 1.25
  • Immigrant Gateways: Chinatowns

    This session explores common issues concerning the role of historic Chinatowns as gateways where new immigrants live and work. Examine the relationship of historic Chinatowns to outlying satellite communities, with a focus on San Francisco, Oakland, and Philadelphia.
    April 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Yue Wu
    • Ener Chiu
    • Roy Chan
    #9165430
    CM | 1.25
  • Streamlining Affordability in a Housing Crisis

    Learn about creative implementation strategies for 100 percent affordable housing projects amid San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis. Explore the role of public-and-private partnerships constrained by financing deadlines, design guidelines, community backlash, and exorbitant land prices.
    April 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Carly Grob
    • Mara Blitzer
    • Feliciano Vera
    • Joyce Slen
    #9165421
    CM | 1.25
  • Barriers and Innovations to House Oakland

    Oakland saw an estimated 3,000 housing units constructed in 2018, but homelessness and housing security remain vital concerns. Learn about the barriers to housing production and housing security in Oakland and how are stakeholders overcoming them.
    April 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 15, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Denise Pinkston
    • Gloria Bruce
    • Darin Ranelletti
    • Antwi Akom
    • Patrick Kennedy
    #9165238
    CM | 1.25
  • Smart Growth: The Role of States

    States can play a crucial role in the promotion and coordination of smart growth within their communities. Hear how state planning offices in California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Maryland take different approaches toward managing growth in their states.
    April 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 15, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Nancy Hess
    • Charles Boyd, AICP
    • Michael McCormick, AICP
    #9165422
    CM | 1.25
  • After Resilience Competitions: Lessons from RBD

    Panelists compare and contrast the results of two large-scale resilience competitions: Rebuild By Design (NY, 2014-15) and Resilient By Design (San Francisco, 2017-18). Examine the transition of climate-responsive plans from competition brief to design into real-world impact and implementatio. This course is approved to offer 1.25 LUs (AIA).
    April 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Carrie Grassi
    • Jeremy Siegel
    • Matthijs Bouw
    • Sherwood Sarte
    • John Rahaim
    #9165431
    CM | 1.25
  • Treasure Island: A Forward-looking Community

    The redevelopment of Treasure Island is an opportunity to create a 21st century neighborhood based on principles of sustainability, community diversity, and social vibrancy. Learn about its innovations in urban design, landscape-based water management, and native and wildlife habitat creation.<br><br>This course is approved to offer 1.25 LU (AIA). This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASL
    April 16, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Leo Chow
    • Christopher Meany
    #9165432
    CM | 1.25

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