2019 National Planning Conference

NPC19: 2019 National Planning Conference

  • 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
    CM | 1.25
  • Politics and Power: Planners Influencing Change

    We are the leaders we have been waiting for. Find out how these passionate planners got political and became influential changemakers who ran for office, councils, and commissions, brought in a planner’s perspective, and made huge impacts to their communities.
    April 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
    • Lilly Shoup, AICP
    • Lisa Fisher
    • Jenny Brekhus, AICP
    • Debra March
    CM | 1.25
  • 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
  • Beginning with the Ending: Achievable Implementation

    Successful plan implementation begins before the planning process starts, with clear achievable outcomes that drive the planning process. Learn how to jump-start implementation with lessons from urbanizing suburbs and historic central cities.
    April 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Wendy Moeller, FAICP
    • Tom Hester
    CM | 1.25
  • Density Bonuses: Let's Get the Bonus!

    What are the components of an effective affordable housing density bonus program? Why don’t more developers take the bonus option? This session provides in-depth guide to developing and adapting a bonus program suitable for your community.
    April 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Lisa Wise, AICP
    • Ian Carlton
    • Joe Zehnder
    CM | 1.25
  • Investing in Health, Revitalizing Rural Communities

    EPA’s Healthy Places for Healthy People joins rural community leaders and health care partners to create healthy and economically vibrant downtowns — improving health, protecting the environment, and supporting economic growth. Pilot-round communities discuss wins, challenges, and building capacity.
    April 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT
    • Kathleen Rooney
    • Gabriel Pena
    • Cary Simmons
    • Teresita Bendito
    • Stephanie Bertaina
    • Shawn Hayden
    CM | 1.25
  • Unplugged: The Paradigm of Aging-friendly Communities

    An aging America is an invisible force shaping our communities. Explore innovations that shift the paradigm to aging-friendly communities including: quick-action grants to spark the momentum for local change; age-friendly models from universities; and new integrated mechanisms for service systems.
    April 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • None None
    • Nancy McPherson
    • Caroline Cicero
    • Mildred Warner
    CM | 1.25
  • Women in Private Practice: Career R/Evolutions

    Women leaders discuss different paths through private practice, from climbing the ranks of a large multinational firm to starting their own practice. What constitutes success? Hear an engaging and candid discussion on challenges and rewards of private practice.
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Briana Hensold
    • Rebecca Leonard, FAICP
    • Ellen Lou, AICP
    • Kathryn Firth
    CM | 1.25
  • Short-Term Rentals: Turning Controversy into Consensus

    The short-term rental (STR) marketplace is growing rapidly and changing communities. Hear how communities at the forefront of this issue are overcoming obstacles, and learn how communities can reach consensus on this controversial topic.
    April 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Jeremy Tejirian, AICP
    • Matthew Glesne
    • Ulrik Binzer
    • Linda Tatum, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • How to Play Well with Others

    Interpersonal skills such as relationship building, communication, negotiation and mediation are integral parts of planners’ careers and can often be areas of ethical dilemmas. This session provides strategies to enhance interpersonal interaction while avoiding AICP Code of Ethics concerns.
    April 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT
    • C. Douglas Kelly, AICP
    • Barry Wilcox, AICP
    • Amy Elmore
    CM | 1.50
    E | 1.50
  • Strategies for Creating Tomorrow’s Planning Leaders

    What skill sets do the next generation of planning leaders need? With tight budgets, how can leadership training be creatively provided by planning agencies or through APA? This session explores innovative leadership training, mentoring and professional development strategies for planners.
    April 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Richard Rojas, AICP
    • Maria Schaper, AICP
    • Melissa Zornitta, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Ethics for Small Town Planning

    Explore the small-town or rural area planner's role and get realistic tips on addressing ethical issues resulting from the planner's unique relationship with the applicant and public where everyone knows everyone else's business.
    April 16, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Graham Billingsley, FAICP
    • Joanne Garnett, FAICP
    • Jessica Garrow, AICP
    • Robert Barber, FAICP
    CM | 1.50
    E | 1.50
  • Toward Health Equity: Inclusive, Healthy Places

    For too long, placemaking has concentrated on bounded places; time’s up. This session focuses on the interconnections that make up the context, process, design, and sustainability of public spaces.
    April 16, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Sharon Roerty, AICP
    • Hanaa Hamdi
    • Risa Wilkerson
    CM | 1.25

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