NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Planners nationwide are dealing with the reality of sea level rise brought on by climate change. This discussion will allow planners to share their experiences dealing with the impact of sea level rise on their communities and the profession.
By highlighting a mix of resiliency planning efforts - master planning for San Francisco's Ocean Beach, hazard mitigation planning for Annapolis' historic seaport, adaption planning in Boston and Miami -- this session showcases creative approaches to sea level rise adaption in coastal communities.
Transforming waterfronts to adapt to climate impacts can be addressed using rating and certification programs such as WEDG, SITES® and Green Shores for Homes™. Discover how to design and implement these programs in your community and for your waterfront projects.
Plan proactively for climate change! Explore opportunities for progressive planning in adapting to climate change and learn about the need for local planning in managed realignment. Identify planning tools appropriate for motivating concern, identifying community values, and assessing options for managed retreat.
Explore unique challenges and opportunities to manage flood risk in retail corridors and industrial areas. This session draws on extensive case studies conducted by the New York City Department of City Planning in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Urban flooding, caused by rainfall overwhelming the drainage system, is common in the Chicago region. Discover how engineers, planners, and community organizers are collaborating to reduce damages to homes and businesses and adapt to climate change.
Boat tour of New York Harbor and Jamaica Bay to educate planners about this urban coastal region- from Superstorm Sandy recovery work, to resiliency planning, to management planning aimed at a new vision for resource stewardship and improved access.
As many as 500-600 million people globally may have to move because of climate change. This session will provide an overview of forces causing this movement, possible arrival and departure locations, relevant governing policies, and possible responses to this challenge.
The session will present how New York City is leading the way in addressing multiple aspects of resiliency planning, including addressing the risks associated with storm surge flooding, sea level rise, inland flooding and extreme rainfall events, urban heat island, and social and economic resiliency.
The investigation of the characteristics of heat island in a study on small scale areas can provide more information about how to manage the increasing energy consumption in buildings.Read an analysis of the effect of urban development, considering the height of development, and the effect of the Floor Area Ratio of the development on Heating Degree Days and Cooling Degree Days.
This poster explores how civic engagement can serve as a mechanism for identifying, assessing and promoting cultural heritage in the adaptation planning process. An analysis of municipal adaptation plans identifies how civic engagement is integrated into coastal planning practice today.
Whether big or small, inland or coastal, all communities face a common challenge: how to effectively plan for the presence (or absence) of water. Learn how information from an integrated suite of NOAA data, models and tools can be applied through innovative partnerships to better understand water-related events and their impacts on populations, the economy, and the natural environment.
The "Bay Park Unified: Integrated Perimeter Flood Protection" project is one of a kind that utilizes state-of-the art flood protection while creating more and better public and park space. This project sets an example for flood-prone areas along the eastern seaboard.
Following Sandy, a wave of buyout programs offered residents the opportunity to move out of harm's way, allowing flood prone land to return to nature. What lessons can be learned to ensure that this adaptation tool can be better used?