2019 National Planning Conference

NPC19: 2019 National Planning Conference

  • Beyond Vulnerability: Innovative Adaptation Planning

    Planning for climate adaptation is a moving target. With ever evolving data and methods, projects can get bogged down in analyses. Come hear how regional resilience planning initiatives in California and New Jersey are moving beyond assessments to promote action.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Nik Steinberg
    • Amanda Brown-Stevens
    CM | 1.25
  • Big City Planning Directors on Autonomous Vehicles

    Autonomous vehicles will begin to revolutionize mobility in communities across the country by 2020. Learn how the nation’s largest cities are preparing for this transformative new technology.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Andres Seutsuk
    • Vincent Bertoni, AICP
    • David Dixon
    • Anita Laremont
    • Armando Carbonell, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Integrating Urban and Regional Sustainability Planning

    The session describes and compares how different US and international planning organizations and initiatives integrate sustainable planning at regional and city levels, exploring if one level does or should set the agenda or context for the other.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Scott Edmondson, AICP
    • Vincent Riscica, AICP
    • Sharon Rooney, AICP
    • Bruce Stiftel, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Transportation's Missing Links: Planning Autonomous Shuttles

    In this workshop, develop transportation and land-use plans around four autonomous shuttle use cases: downtown circulator, suburban retrofit, commuter rail station, and town and gown college campus. Explore opportunities, challenges, potential routes and land-use plans.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to April 13, 5:15 p.m. PDT
    • Craig Lewis, FAICP
    • Kelley Coyner
    CM | 2.50
  • Growing Water Smart: Integrated Resilience Planning

    Concerned about water and your quality of life? How your community grows effects your water future and resilience to the impacts of climate change. Learn how integrating water and land-use planning can better ensure resilient communities and watersheds.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Andrew Spurgin, AICP
    • Jim Holway, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Resilient Zoning: The Norfolk Experience

    Norfolk's recently adopted zoning ordinance incorporates new and innovative regulatory tools that a city in a rising water environment can adopt to ensure its development practices adapt to such changing conditions in ways that are resilient into the future. This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Martin Thomas
    • George Homewood, FAICP
    • Vladimir Gavrilovic, AICP
    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
    CM | 1.25
  • Mitigating Hazards Through Land-use Solutions

    Wildfires, flooding, and drought, oh my! Land-use solutions are the most effective means of reducing risk to natural hazards but can be hard to tackle. Learn how to implement land-use strategies to create a safer community. This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Kristen Valdez, AICP
    • Matthew Goebel, AICP
    • Margaret Doherty
    CM | 1.25
  • Trends in Green Roof Policy

    In 2017 San Francisco adopted a new policy that requires roofs meeting certain requirements to provide both solar and green roofs. Portland, Oregon, adopted similar requirements for vegetated roofs, and Denver passed a citizens initiative at the ballot box requiring green roofs. This course is approved to offer 1.25 LU (AIA). This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH (ASLA).
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Andy Creath
    • Jeff Joslin
    • Mindy Brooks
    CM | 1.25
  • Keeping It Green: Stormwater Life Cycle Management

    Learn how innovative planning can overcome the challenges of sustainable stormwater resilience by integrating life cycle management of green and gray stormwater measures into the planning and design process. This creates creating jobs in disadvantaged communities especially hard hit by flood risk. This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Jonathan Carey, AICP
    • Niek Veraart, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Managing Risk of Sea Level Rise

    What happens when nuisance flooding becomes chronic and threatens property values, tax revenues, and the ability of government to respond? This session helps planners understand, manage, and plan for greater resilience in the face of these multifaceted changes.
    April 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Jens Thalheim
    • Gina Bartlett
    • Kristina Dahl
    CM | 1.25
  • Corridors 3.0: Smart and Sustainable Redevelopment

    With automated bus rapid transit on the horizon, suburban corridors will be the next frontier for redevelopment. In this workshop, develop a new plan for a commercial corridor using sustainable design, and smart city and transportation technology. This course is approved to offer 2.5 LUs (AIA).
    April 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to April 15, 5:15 p.m. PDT
    • Scott Turner, AICP
    • Matthew Bucchin, AICP
    CM | 2.50
  • Collective Impact for Resilient Cities

    Planners are responsible for ensuring every action we take in our cities has a collective impact across many resilience goals. This session looks at how systems thinking can improve resilience planning in cities such as New Orleans, Houston, and San Francisco.
    April 16, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Amy Morris
    • Colleen McHugh
    • Amanda Brown-Stevens
    CM | 1.25
  • Lessons from Water and Planning CONNECT

    Learn about the highlights of APA’s Water and Planning Connect conference (2018), a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary gathering of planning professionals, water utility experts, and water professionals brought together to explore the connections between land use and water management.
    April 16, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Mary Ann Dickinson
    • Chi Ho Sham
    CM | 1.25
  • Transitions: Anticipating and Governing Disruptive Change

    With numerous lines of disruption, planners need new approaches for managing change and transitions. This session tackles change management through several lenses: using data and smart city strategies, managing transportation and placemaking, and harnessing scenario and performance-based planning techniques.
    April 16, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Adriane Jaynes
    • Lisa Nisenson
    CM | 1.25

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