Advancing Equity Analysis in Scenario Planning
You'll learn about:
- How social equity concepts can be implemented in planning practice
- Four innovative scenario planning tools
- Emerging analytical and participatory tools
- Key challenges in developing tools suitable for use with diverse stakeholders and the public
CommunityViz, Envision Tomorrow, and UrbanFootprint are among the tools planners now use to develop and analyze alternative land-use patterns for cities and regions. This session introduces four new tools that extend the scope of this existing toolkit to consider emerging planning issues such as equity, vulnerability, and gentrification. The tools include a social vulnerability index, a mapping tool that identifies people and places most vulnerable to heat waves, a metric for preserving affordable private rental housing in transit corridors, and a bid-rent real estate analysis tool. All were developed with input from practicitioners and academics alike.
, Cornell University
Confirmed SpeakerJennifer Minner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Her teaching and research is focused at the intersecting domains of land use planning, sustainability, historic preservation, and technology. She has experience in current and long range planning and institutional research from the Pacific Northwest. She served as chair of the City of Olympia, Washington Heritage Commission. She is a past president of the MidTexMod chapter of Docomomo US. She presently serves on the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission. She holds a B.A. from the University of Washington, a M.U.R.P. from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. in community and regional planning from the University of Texas at Austin.
, Manhan Group, LLC
Confirmed SpeakerColby M Brown AICP PTP is the Principal and Founder of Manhan Group, LLC, an independent consulting firm focused primarily on land use forecasting and real estate analytics. Previously, he worked for Citilabs, a transportation modeling software company, in a variety of roles, including Local Government Platform Director, North America Regional Director, and Director of Training. Mr. Brown holds an M.S. in Transportation Technology and Policy from the University of California at Davis as well as a Bachelors' degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University (CT), where he was awarded the highest honor bestowed upon undergraduates for his research on comparative urban development.
, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Confirmed SpeakerArnab Chakraborty AICP is an associate professor of urban and regional planning and a Dean's Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He teaches planning communications, plan making, and scenario analysis.
, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Confirmed SpeakerBev Wilson is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research seeks to better understand the spatial and temporal aspects of development, as well as its implications for the environment and society. He teaches a variety of courses on topics that include urban history and theory, geographic information systems, urban sustainability, planning with rural communities, and civic technology.
, University of Michigan
, Ann Arbor
Confirmed SpeakerRobert Goodspeed, PhD, AICP, is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of geographic information systems, collaborative planning, and scenario planning theory and methods.
Confirmed SpeakerPeter Pollock, FAICP, is the Manager of Western Programs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where he manages joint programs with the Sonoran Institute and the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana. He worked for almost 25 years for the City of Boulder, Colorado as both a current and long range planner, and he served as director of the city’s Planning Department from 1999 to 2006. During the 1997-98 academic year, Mr. Pollock was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Mr. Pollock began his career as the staff urban planner for the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado where he specialized in solar access protection, energy-conserving land use planning, and outreach to local communities. He received his Masters in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley in 1978 and a Bachelors in Environmental Planning at UC Santa Cruz in 1976.
Confirmed SpeakerAlex is an urban planner with Fregonese Associates who has a strong foundation in economics and housing policy. His experience in real estate economics, transit-oriented development, and spatial analysis allows him to approach projects with an eye for creative, effective solutions – from urban design to redevelopment analysis. Alex’s work focuses on corridor analysis, housing, and transit-oriented development. He has experience working at a range of scales, and has been instrumental in developing housing demand models for cities and regions around the country. Before joining Fregonese Associates, Alex coordinated and provided detailed analysis for large infrastructure projects with the Oregon Department of Transportation. He also worked as a GIS analyst creating 3D city models for Google, as well as for various state and local governments in Oregon and California.