Speed Session 1 - Thursday
Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon CDT
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1) Rice Creek Commons: From Brownfield to Redevelopment: Ramsey County purchased a 427-acre parcel of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant with the goal of revitalizing a long-dormant industrial area into a vibrant residential, commercial and retail area. Demolition and remediation of the site to residential standards was certified in 2016 and infrastructure construction will begin in 2017.
2) Healthier Communities: Guide and Tools for Integration: Active Living Dakota County (ALDC) has developed a set of open source Healthy Comprehensive Plan Information Guides. The guides are a tool for integrating vision, goals, and policies for healthier communities into the comprehensive plan. Learn about the guides and how they can be adapted for any community.
3) How to Conduct a Market Study: Increasingly, stakeholders want to know how market forces will influence change in their communities. By following a real world market study, learn how planners can prepare their own market studies through a basic set of steps to better understand and convey market knowledge to stakeholders and elected officials.
4) I'm New to This: Mentoring Skill Shares: Mentoring comes in many shapes and sizes, and the benefits are often reciprocal. Since many mentorship relations form organically, it is helpful to share strategies to provide guidance and help a mentee overcome challenges. If you’ve ever had a mentor, think about paying it forward and joining this facilitated discussion.
5) Getting Ready for the 2020 Census: Local Government's Role: Preparing for Census 2020, the Local Update of Census Addresses is a federal-local partnership to review the Master Address File, used to mail Census questionnaires. The goals of LUCA are: the best list possible, and complete counts in your area. We will present the opportunity for local governments to participate in 2018. The registration deadline is December 2017.
6) How the ABC Parking Ramps Stay Current with Changing Technology: Parking price and availability often influence travel behavior more than good transit service or congestion. Learn how the ABC Ramps in Minneapolis are researching innovative strategies to integrate mode choice and transportation options with traditional parking programs to align better with new technology, travel behavior, and the emerging shared-mobility economy.
7) Clearing the Path: Keeping People Walking and Biking Despite Snow and Ice: Multiple agencies are generally charged with maintaining bikeways and some pedestrain facilities, and there are major challenges that require innovative solutions. Various factors influence how and when to maintain bike and pedestrain facilities in winter, and it is important for practitioners to understand these factors and the relationships between them. Factors include timing of snow/ice events, equipment used for maintenance, priority maintenance networks, funding sources and winter maintenance budgets and policymaking. This session will highlight the findings, best practices, and recommendations of two recently completed studies pertaining to maintenance of bicycle and pedestrian facilities: the Hennepin County Bicycle Maintenance Study and Minneapolis Pedestrian and Bicycle Winter Maintenance Study.
Kevin White, AICP
Jay Demma, AICP
Jane Kansier, email@example.com