NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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As public support for streamlined government grows, successful planning managers must know how to convey departmental success to various constituencies . This session explores how to make the sometimes difficult changes that increase departmental success—and how to communicate those success stories to city hall and beyond.
What is "Vision Zero"? How have cities pursued this ambitious goal? Learn from the experiences of five Vision Zero cities, assess your city’s progress around key Vision Zero themes, and leave with concrete steps to improve transportation safety at home.
Metrics are numeric measures critical in land use, transportation and economic planning and zoning. Metrics are used and misused. When metrics are misused they may actually work against achieving desired objectives. This session defines metrics and their use in planning.
Learn about APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places and take a deep dive into its resource toolkit. Work with the presenters to apply the toolkit’s standards and scoring system to a sample comprehensive plan.
Learn about metrics-based smart city planning in Asia—where planners, economists, systems integrators, and engineers are developing a citywide “smart masterplan” and data analytics hub that will roll out over the next four years.
There's no debating that the built environment directly impacts community health. But how can we better understand exactly how planning affects health in order to build healthier communities? This session introduces APA’s Healthy Planning Metrics, a new tool to integrate health objectives into everyday planning practice.
Do you have minimal staff and a limited budget? No worries! Learn how the City of Nashua, N.H., employed a sustainability dashboard to share the data that framed its sustainability profile and engage community members in the effort to improve that data.