NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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NYC's Economic Development Corporation and Transportation Department have teamed together to implement the ambitious BQX streetcar plan for the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront. Discover how these agencies are taking bold steps to prioritize surface transit in ways rarely seen in the United States.
Strategies for transit-oriented development (TOD) in large metro regions must account for the context and scale of a city, as well as its underlying urban form, era of development, and economic forces. Examine TOD planning, development, and financing in an auto-oriented, growth metropolitan region (San Diego), a legacy city region (Cleveland), and America's largest city (New York City).
Public transit barely survived the 20th century. Will it survive the 21st? More to the point, should it? Examine three long-term trends that could transform public transportation as we know it: climate change policy, vehicle automation, and an aging demographic.
The Hudson Bergen Light Rail has been a transformational force along NJ's Gold Coast, right across the river from NYC. Hop on a ferry to NJ, and board a private light rail vehicle. Representatives of NJ Transit and planners from municipalities along the route will discuss their experiences from the initial planning in the 1990s to the present.
Cutting-edge work from TransLink in Vancouver, British Columbia, is marrying the influence that land-use planning has on transit demand and the development of transit service planning frameworks to support better decision-making. Discover how you can adopt the principles of this groundbreaking work to improve transportation in your community.
Join a lively discussion about planning initiatives on Long Island, New York—one of the nation’s first suburbs—that aim to address interrelated transportation, land use, and economic development challenges due to 60 years of development built around the automobile.
Explore the accessibility patterns of highway, railway, waterway and civil aviation respectively and discover the accessibility patterns of integrated transportation in the Yangtze River Delta under opening conditions.
Putting park-and-ride facilities at mass transit stations is very common for planners, but is this wise? The poster will tell a research for Gold Line in Los Angeles, analyzing various data to examine the impacts of park-and-ride facilities on nearby neighborhoods.
This is a GIS-based case study examining the transit-oriented development (TOD) in City of Portland by analyzing five dimensions of the built environment – Density, Diversity, Design, Destination, and Distance (5D-Model).
Examine the successes and challenges student planners encountered while participating in two rounds of public outreach for the Maryland Transit Administration’s BaltimoreLink core bus network overhaul. Explore next steps as the plan nears the public hearing and public education phases.
Boston's rail transit extensions in the 1970s and 1980s show evidence that improved access to rail transit is associated with increased density of housing stock. The effects take decades to be reflected, an important consideration for project assessment.
Our poster aims to study the effect of DART LRT on the land use around Dallas downtown and neighboring areas; examine their strategies, by mapping the land use change and pedestrian infrastructure from 1995 until present.
Participants will get a tour the new stations of Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, the largest subway expansion project in New York City. The tour will end at the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center at 125th Street for a presentation on Phase 2 of the project.
Be inspired by how New York City is working to enhance and expand its transportation network within the confines of aging infrastructure, a growing population, and limited space. Meet staff from the NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Transportation and learn about three projects these organizations are spearheading to help tackle these challenges.
NEC FUTURE is one of the largest vision plans ever undertaken for transportation investment in the United States. Learn about this ambitious initiative and the many benefits it promises for rail passengers and the Northeast region as a whole.
Transit is often considered a public sector responsibility. Yet the prevalence of privately operated services reveals a spectrum of mobility options. Learn from expertsin state and county government, transit agencies, and transportation management associations as they discuss the interplay between public and private operations of transit services.
Participants will ride the Subway to Brooklyn, where they will ride 2 Select Bus Service routes. The tour will lead by PROJECT managers from MTA New York City Transit and NYC DOT, as well as by a BRT Task Leader from Parsons Brinckerhoff’s NYC Office. Participants will learn best practices, challenges and valuable takeaways about implementing BRT in a very dense, and vibrant, urban environment.