NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Development should not happen to a place but with a place. A new neighborhood playbook is emerging that helps communities and developers work together to activate spaces enroute to equitably developing places. This session describes how it works.
In 2005, NYC rezoned the west side of Manhattan to accommodate a city the size of Downtown Boston. Now designed as the first post-digital community in the nation, Hudson Yards is harnessing the power of data in order to create a community embedded within the creative economy central to today’s American cities. Learn how New York City built an entire neighborhood from scratch.
What is Amtrak doing to advance TOD in five of its busiest stations? Listen in as representatives from each station discuss specific development initiatives and explore how each effort links back to Amtrak’s larger corporate program to leverage its substantial asset portfolio.
Explore how one town initiated redevelopment of a downtown, tourist destination and economically depressed community.
Untouchable and therefore avoided, urban brownfields increasingly represent the most promising future (and one of the biggest challenges) for cities seeking to compete for the innovation economy and a new generation of urban lifestyles and values.
Gain an insider’s view of the nation’s largest and busiest train station and learn about its history and plans for its future. Visit the newly opened Moynihan Station Lower Concourse, the first phase of the Moynihan Station Project to convert the historic Farley Post Office into the Moynihan Train Hall.
The ULI Community Builders Handbook published in 1948 by JC Nichols laid out best practices in which planning and development are inseparable. Learn from a planner using development and a developer using planning how to advance that enduring philosophy .
Explore three Roosevelt Island master plan sites that have been developed since 1969, including Cornell Tech, an innovative new college campus. Discover the challenges and opportunities of master planning over time, and how the plan’s evolution advances this community.
Poster: Assessing resilience in new construction starter-home neighborhoods in response to the Great Recession
Issues of spatial inequality, community resilience, uneven transportation investments that promoted sprawl, and environmental justice surfaced in newly constructed, “starter-home” neighborhoods in Charlotte. Findings rebuff arguments that “frills” like those prescribed in form-based code makes building affordable housing too expensive.
What does it take to move an NBA franchise to a new home? A lot of planning! The Barclays Center planning and design team overcame a number of challenges during the planning process and now the arena stands as a invaluable resource for Brooklyn and the larger New York City region.
More communities in Connecticut are embracing transit-oriented development (TOD), and developing progressive policy to advance TOD projects around their rail and bus transit stations. This session will focus on successful examples of current TOD efforts at the local, regional and state level, and evaluate several case studies to highlight the key challenges, opportunities, and success stories.