Speed Session 2 - Friday
Friday, September 29, 2017
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT
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1) Hiring? The secret to attracting young talented employees: Does attracting and retaining young talent feel like aiming for a moving target? This session focuses on young planners and what they want employers to know. Based on a locally conducted survey of planning students and recent graduates in Minnesota, this session will provide insight on how new planners navigate job searching, working and professional development.
2) A Flood of Ideas: Brownfield Redevelopment after the 2011 Mouse River Flood: In 2011, Mouse River floodwaters caused devastating flooding along the River’s path, including Minot, ND.
Many of the affected areas were historic industrial sites and low-wealth residential neighborhoods. This session will address the challenges of redevelopment and strategies to balance revitalization and sustainability in the face of climate change.
3) Mixed income housing: New tools and strategies: Mixed income housing has a reputation of being complex and challenging. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Find out new ways cities can encourage a small amount of affordable units in market rate developments, including a unique mixed-income feasibility calculator customized for the Twin Cities region!
4) A Case Study of Minneapolis’ Upper Harbor Development: This session will examine the Upper Harbor redevelopment project, along the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis. We’ll discuss the significance of the riverside location and the impact on the surrounding communities, especially minority residents and business owners. We’ll analyze the project’s successes and challenges, and explore similar “emerging communities.”
5) Medina $aves Million$ and Beats the (Irrigation) Peak: Fearing the strain that lawn irrigation would place on its water system, Medina prohibits lawn irrigation with municipal water within new development. Join us to discuss how this action reduced water system investments by millions of dollars, provides opportunities for stormwater reuse and water conservation, but also presents new challenges.
6) Nobody Walks or Bikes Here: Integrating Active Transportation into Your Community: Learn about small town, suburban and urban initiatives that integrate active transportation in policies, plans, and community design. Examples will range from active transportation plans and community engagement strategies to development review processes and roadway maintenance programs. Examples will focus on northern climate communities.
Tara Beard, AICP
Ciara Schlichting, AICP
Jane Kansier, firstname.lastname@example.org