Fall Conference 2017 - Arkansas Chapter American Planning Association

APA Arkansas Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:15 p.m. CDT

Bentonville, AR, United States



Sessions will provide attendees with information on trends in land use, real estate and economic development; the role of placemaking in economic development; the economics of historic preservation; How and why the “Retail Paradigm” is changing to favor main street, town centers and mixed use development over single use, auto-oriented development. A panel discussion on topics such as partnering with the state on local projects, round-a-bout design, complete streets policy, consensus building among stakeholders, including the public, Bicycle and Pedestrian plans, freight plans, intermodal planning, etc.  A second panel will discuss addressing the topic of trail development for recreational use and commuter use in Arkansas. The overall goal is to discuss multi-modal transportation in Arkansas, specifically trail development in rural and urban communities. The connection between planning and trail development will be discussed, including available resources and how they can be applied locally. The session will examine the how changes in technology and automation will impact society. A session to examine how these forces could impact transportation, labor force, and governance. Particular focus will be given to looking at how changes in workforce participation and vehicle automation could change transportation needs in the future.  A work session to discussion topics including: motivation for discussing natural hazards resilience; relevance of climate data for planning; local examples of using climate data; why it’s important for planners and emergency managers to work together during storm events; and why it’s important for planners and emergency managers to work together more frequently.  This program is an effort to facilitate the conversation for how emergency managers and planners can collaborate as well as to increase awareness of how local climate data can be utilized in planning and hazard mitigation efforts in Arkansas. An ethics session using the Case of the year 2017-2018 PowerPoint.  The use of the website and the Code (particularly sections A and B) will be reviewed, addition information about requesting ethics options and making ethics complaints (sections C - E) will be reviewed.  Discussion of the PowerPoint scenarios and how similar events could happen locally will be conducted.


Contact Info

Walter Malone, wmalone@littlerock.gov