2018 National Planning Conference

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  • Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  206
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    In a changing climate, cities have increasing climate mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, and infrastructure needs. How can cities pay for these plans? And how might climate change affect a city’s credit ratings?
    Activity ID: #9143838
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  207
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    With more than 800 golf-course closures in the last 10 years, communities are struggling with the loss of recreational open space. Learn how three communities have dealt with failed courses, while retaining green space and allowing for new uses.
    Activity ID: #9140387
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  219
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    Hear from the authors of a recently released PAS report on the topic about best practices and innovations in water and planning, and get advice about water and planning in your city or county.
    Activity ID: #9140541
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  R06
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    More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, local government officials in coastal Mississippi have been creating a framework for resilient action. Examine multiple tools and resources being employed to help the coast withstand adverse environmental change.
    Activity ID: #9140509
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  230
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    Ethnically and racially diverse communities face unique challenges when it comes to commercial-corridor revitalization - investors and retailers can sometimes remain reticent despite market opportunities. Learn policy and regulatory options that planners have in overcoming these obstacles.
    Activity ID: #9140408
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  222
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    What to do with Confederate (and other) monuments is a timely question, and this session includes an overview of the issue. The focus, however, will be participants discussing hypothetical situations, resulting in a nuanced understanding of this difficult topic.
    Activity ID: #9140582
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  230
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    This session will outline the strategies and activities occurring in coastal Louisiana to anticipate and plan for an uncertain future. Learn about a multi-scalar approach to prepare for increasing landscape and climate change.
    Activity ID: #9140510
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  223
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    Planners can inspire community building and support economic development while preserving heritage. Hear how this is being done in places with strong cultural roots as well as the role of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
    Activity ID: #9140601
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  R09
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    Rediscover the past political and cultural issues associated with the early planning and design programs and accomplishments of planning pioneers — and gain an understanding of the basis for creating great places.
    Activity ID: #9140642
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  R01
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    How do you bring the nation's oldest and most heavily used light-rail network into the 21st century? This session will present challenges and solutions developed by the design team to upgrade Boston's surface Green Line stations.
    Activity ID: #9143883
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Location:  219
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    This interactive workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about the principles of sustainable planning, design, and construction using LEED for Neighborhood Development as a framework.
    Activity ID: #9140460
    CM | 2.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Location:  Great Hall B
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    Considering a sign-code update? Explore case law, research, and analysis on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Reed v. Gilbert, as well as two successful Louisiana case studies of comprehensive, content-neutral sign-code amendments.
    Activity ID: #9140429
    CM | 2.25
    L | 1.50

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT
    Location:  230
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    How do we accelerate the pace of implementing climate solutions to match the intensification of climate disruptions and their impacts on communities? This course highlights training on racially equitable, community-driven, climate-resilience planning principles, practices, and models.
    Activity ID: #9140520
    CM | 2.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  223
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    The value of traditional planning skills and expertise is being realized in new ways within the arenas of disaster recovery and community resilience. Explore how planners have become invaluable resources to communities recovering from disasters.
    Activity ID: #9140663
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  R07
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    The Dutch Dialogues grew organically out of the tangle of New Orleans post-disaster planning. With a new model of exploration, integration, and collaborative thinking, the dialogues showcased a new future for New Orleans. What was their real impact?
    Activity ID: #9140552
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  R01
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    Urban climate-action plans can benefit local public health, but the magnitude and population distribution benefits will vary among strategies. Explore methods, case studies, and lessons learned in assessing public-health benefits to shape climate-action plans.
    Activity ID: #9140419
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  216
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    Planners worldwide face a need to increase the resiliency of their communities in the face of increasing coastal hazards. Hear about coastal-resiliency projects from six continents, with challenges and best practices shared.
    Activity ID: #9140430
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  222
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    We have seen the blossoming of Texas's and Louisiana's downtowns; however, downtowns currently face challenges due to changes in living, working, and moving. Examine downtown development with the planning directors of New Orleans and three Texas cities (Houston, Austin, and Dallas).
    Activity ID: #9140605
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  R08
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    Utah’s Silicon Slopes economy has grown rapidly, pressuring infrastructure and affordability. Given geographic constraints and funding limitations, how does the region approach policy and long-range infrastructure, economic development, and land-use planning to ensure “broad and equal access to opportunity”?
    Activity ID: #9140499
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Location:  R03
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    Recreation is essential to community physical, mental and social health yet recreation planning for urban-suburban areas is extremely challenging. Learn about new recreation guidelines, implemented by an interactive web tool, that offer creative solutions for recreation supply and demand.
    Activity ID: #9140612
    CM | 1.25

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  230
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    Climate shock disrupts life for residents of low-income communities. By providing a framework that cities can use to work across sectors and showcasing successful examples, the session will prompt discussion about what is urgently needed and what is possible.
    Activity ID: #9143292
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  210
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    In the last six months of 2017, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires ravaged communities across America. How does a community recover? This program will present disaster resilience programs and opportunities to address affordable housing and economic development after a disaster.
    Activity ID: #9143849
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  216
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    The State of Louisiana received a $40 million federal grant for Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE), a planning framework designed to use future land-loss and flood-risk data to encourage better land-use and development strategies.
    Activity ID: #9140583
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  213
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    Dockless bike-share is on a roll, but is it an advance for ubiquitous, on-demand travel or "mobility spam"? This session looks at planning and policy techniques to integrate dockless bike-share into your campus or city’s transportation system.
    Activity ID: #9140553
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Location:  R07
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    The school choice debate impacts where schools are located and how students get to school, as well as racial/economic segregation. What lessons can we learn from NOLA's experience?
    Activity ID: #9140544
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  210
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    This session will showcase perspectives from a planner, interior designer/architect, and public-health professional on methods to increase diversity in planning processes and policy decisions.
    Activity ID: #9140622
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT
    Location:  R08
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    Planning well means planning inclusively! To reach the underrepresented, we must take the plan to the community. Cities as diverse as Greenville, Mississippi, and Dubuque, Iowa, sought these voices. Learn the inspiring results of their inclusive community engagement.
    Activity ID: #9140471
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  R06
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    New Orleans and New York City are working to harness grassroots policy activism and mandatory inclusionary zoning to chip away at affordable-housing shortages. Explore how governments have interfaced with community-led affordability plans in each city.
    Activity ID: #9140372
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  222
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    How are cities putting their climate-resilience plans into action? Delve into the actions that resilience officers and planners from four communities have taken to address climate change impacts.
    Activity ID: #9140463
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT
    Location:  230
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    How do you communicate key programmatic information to your constituents following a massive disaster? This session will provide lessons learned about communication in the wake of a disaster or crisis, and how to mitigate the potential challenges.
    Activity ID: #9140398
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Strategic placement of workforce housing can be used as poverty-fighting and economic development tools. Placement near opportunity areas and transit corridors stand to improve metropolitan areas and help disperse concentrated areas of poverty. Poster includes a case study of metropolitan Milwaukee.
    Activity ID: #9143818

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    This study will evaluate the performance of different types of bikeways in Chicago vis-à-vis safety. This study will combine Chicago bike routes and crash data to analyze bicycle-related crash locations and how different types of bikeways affect bicycle-related crashes.
    Activity ID: #9143830

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Rights-of-way are often managed by different agencies with inconsistent regulations. Inefficiencies in design and governance in New Orleans exacerbate existing issues of equity and climate resiliency. Local stakeholder interviews guide development of criteria for a context-sensitive design of Martin Luther King Boulevard.
    Activity ID: #9143870

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Housing stock has become increasingly bifurcated with the majority of units taking the form of single-family homes or apartments and condos. This study analyzes the relationship between the variety of housing types and neighborhood sustainability.
    Activity ID: #9143873

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Alternative freight delivery modes such as drones, central delivery lockers, and electric vehicles soon will be commonplace, especially in cities. This study aims to estimate ways to optimize the use of these modes and determine energy savings in Columbus, Ohio.
    Activity ID: #9143892

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    For the first time in more than 60 years, the United States could become a net exporter of energy. What do the U.S. shale revolution and increased production of liquified natural gas imply for U.S. port, maritime, road, and intermodal infrastructure and planning?
    Activity ID: #9143881

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Using the Downtown of Wellman, Iowa, as a case study for urban flood risk management, this project offers a place-based methodology to find out the best management practices for mitigating flood risks by improving permeability of urban surfaces.
    Activity ID: #9143891

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    What’s changed for bicycling and walking in New Orleans since APA’s last visit in 2010? Hint: LOTS! This count-program data provides key insights into the who, how, when, and where of the city’s rise as an active transportation destination.
    Activity ID: #9143895

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Living in specific areas heavily influences education levels, disease, access to healthy foods, and criminal activity. Opportunity Mapping can assist in identifying areas that are discriminated against and how planners and policy makers can intervene to address those challenges.
    Activity ID: #9143900

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Learn how planners are leveraging the power of historic preservation and cultural identity to build social capital and promote inclusive revitalization in four rural towns in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.
    Activity ID: #9143910

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    A railroad that passes through the heart of its campus offers the University of Georgia a unique opportunity to initiate a light-rail transit system.
    Activity ID: #9143911

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Cities are partnering with private developers to create “workforce” housing for low- and moderate-income households in areas of California characterized by high amenities and high housing costs. Learn design, regulation, and finance takeaways from public/private partnerships that could work in your community.
    Activity ID: #9143833

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Does street design impact mode choice differently among genders? This cross-sectional study in New Orleans, where fewer than one-third of bicyclists are women, finds evidence of strong relationships between six streetscape factors and the presence or absence of female bicyclists.
    Activity ID: #9143922

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    The Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Texas at Austin has identified economically viable and beneficial opportunities for offsetting and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are compatible with current practices on University Lands' oil and gas drilling lands in West Texas.
    Activity ID: #9143930

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CDT
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    Existing data and visualizations of broadband access are either hard to understand, outdated, or inaccurate for realistically assessing issues regarding the digital divide. Using GIS and data sources that accurately communicate the problem brings wider awareness to this overlooked issue.
    Activity ID: #9143942

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  R09
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    Is your downtown empty and dull after 5 p.m. and on the weekends? Learn how planners and business-district pros in Boston, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. are working to transform their central business districts into vibrant mixed-use hubs.
    Activity ID: #9140444
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  206
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    Explore how lifting the constraints of a traditional solicitation process can make way for ideas that change standard practices. Build momentum and support for improvements while adding exciting new tools to your repertoire.
    Activity ID: #9140558
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  R05
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    “The Right of Way” tells the story of a fallen cyclist’s impact on the loved ones he left behind, intertwined with the history of the car's rise and role in daily life. Learn how to engage your community through artistic interpretation.
    Activity ID: #9140564
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  223
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    This session is a must for anyone interested in the intersection of economic development, smart growth, and regional infrastructure development. Come learn cutting-edge applications of geo-design and ninja policy moves.
    Activity ID: #9140390
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT
    Location:  R07
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    The State of Louisiana received a $48.3 million federal grant to conduct the first community-scale, climate-induced resettlement project in American history. Discuss site selection and the planning work done for the resettlement of Isle de Jean Charles.
    Activity ID: #9140493
    CM | 1.25

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