Engaging Planning in Smart City Initiatives
You'll learn about:
- Planners’ emerging role and contributions to advancing smart city initiatives
- Key planning knowledge, skills, and values that can help enhance smart city initiatives
- Core planning activities—stakeholder engagement, visioning, and scenario making—for integration with smart city initiatives
- How to address problems and challenges by incorporating smart city strategies in urban planning practice
Discover how the issue of smart cities intersects with the work of urban planners in a variety of settings. This session will highlight the results of a recent APA survey of AICP members regarding their perceptions of, roles in, and engagement with smart cities efforts.
Explore barriers and opportunities as they relate to the perception, intention, and readiness of planners and planning organizations to engage with smart cities. Discover ways to integrate core values of planning—including equity and community well-being—into smart city initiatives. And examine how smart cities intersect with core planning activities such as stakeholder engagement, budgeting, visioning, data collection and analysis, modeling and scenario making, and plan making and implementation.
, APA / Redlands University
Confirmed SpeakerNader Afzalan (email@example.com) is a visiting assistant professor of urban planning and geodesign at the University of Redlands, the co-chair of the APA- Smart Cities and Sustainabiltiy Task Force, and the Past Chair of the APA- Technology Division. His research and professional work focuses on the potentials and challenges of using communication technologies and data sources in guiding land use and environmental planning.
, University of Minnesota
Confirmed SpeakerCarissa Slotterback is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She teaches courses in environmental planning, public engagement, and sustainability planning. Her research is focused on stakeholder involvement and decision-making related to environmental, land use, and transportation planning. She has a particular interest in how stakeholders perceive impacts and use information in making decisions, focusing on impact assessment, collaborative decision-making, and sustainability planning approaches. Engagement and cross-disciplinary collaboration is central to Carissa's teaching and research. She has led numerous engagement initiatives including with the University of Minnesota's Resilient Communities Project and in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Carissa is currently the elected Secretary of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Carissa has a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Clemson University. She has previous professional planning experience in the public and private sectors and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.