The Urban Design and Preservation Division introduced its webinar program in 2013 in response to its 2012 member survey wherein members opined that the Division should provide additional professional and educational opportunities, including AICP CM opportunities at low or no cost for Division members.

Please contact the division with a webinar topic or presentation proposal.

Following is the Urban Design and Preservation Division's confirmed Webinar schedule. Check back for regular updates and the inclusion of new webinar dates.


EcoDistricts — Performance Based Urban Design

July 10, 2015
12 noon–1:30 p.m. CT


An ecodistrict strategy is an emerging planning process that incorporates environmental performance metrics to guide neighborhood growth with a social, environmental and economic priority.

This panel session will present, in detail, two ecodistrict efforts: the Brewery Blocks in Portland, Oregon — a private sector driven redevelopment of a historic brewery district — and the SW Ecodistrict in Washington, D.C. — a federal agency driven redevelopment of a single use office district into a sustainable, mixed-use neighborhood.

Communicating Design and Aesthetics in the Planning Process

March 2015

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Creatively Transforming Streets for People in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Santa Monica

November 14, 2014

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Defensible Historic Preservation Regulations (& Related Regulations of Urban Design)

September 12, 2014

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Making Downtowns More Walkable

November 8, 2013
Jeff Speck

Designing Suburban Futures

November 1, 2013
June Williamson

Calculating Developer Contributions

October 4, 2013
Sara Moritz and Karl Moritz

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Where the Boom Babies Grew Up

September 20, 2013
Richard Longstreth

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