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Intelligent Cities: Top-Down, Bottom-up, or Sideways?

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:45am

Does “intelligent city” conjure up an image of universal controller sitting in city hall, or a band of activists roaming the streets with smartphones? Can fast, light, and savvy grassroots activism flourish alongside capital intensive engineered systems? Or are these two urban visions incompatible? This session grapples with this core question, as well as what we can expect from the promise of the intelligent city when it ultimately arrives. Is the future more inclusion? Is it new models of governance and roles for the private sector? Explore the concepts of Big Data, Open Data, and Open Government.


CM | 1.25

Digital Planning magazine, November 2013

FEATURE STORIES: Prosperity Comes in Cycles; A Second Life for Auto Plants; Better RPFs, Please; Getting Your Numbers in a Row; Big Brother Is Watching — And That's a Good Thing; Green Goes Mainstream in Low-Income Housing; Top-Down, Bottom-Up; 'Activist' Mediation; REGULAR FEATURES: Perspectives; News; Legal News; By the Numbers; Ever Green; Letters; Planners Library; Media; Viewpoint (Volume 79, Number 9)


Fiscal Analysis to Guide Community Growth

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00am

What’s the good news about a bad economy? Local governments become much more aware of the bottom-line impact of planning decisions. Zero in on case studies of growth and planning in Manatee County, Florida, and Queen Creek, Arizona. You’ll discover best practices for using fiscal analysis to ensure smart, economically sensible community growth.


CM | 1.25

Georgia’s 25 Years of CID Success

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00am

More than 25 years ago, the Cumberland Community Improvement District became Georgia’s first CID. Since then, more than 15 other communities in suburban and urban areas have followed suit. They all use local funds from area businesses to leverage federal and state dollars. The bottom line: a wide array of services for the community. Hear from people who helped craft Georgia’s first CID — how they established it and what lessons they’ve learned along the way.


CM | 1.25

Ecological Riverfront Design (PAS 518/519)

2004 Paperback
Planning and design guidelines that show how to turn urban riverfronts into valuable economic and community assets.


Planning Expo Session: Big City Planning Directors on Parks and Successful Cities

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30pm

Parks have a major role to play in the success of cities. Come join planning directors from several major cities to discuss how to maximize triple-bottom-line return on investment in urban parks and public spaces. This discussion will contribute to an APA initiative to leverage the role of parks in improving cities through planning that promotes economic development, community health, and environmental resilience through green infrastructure.


Cabbagetown: Revitalizing a Mill Village

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:45am

This historic neighborhood sprang up around Atlanta’s Fulton Cotton Bag Factory. Now it’s home to Cotton Mill Lofts, the largest commercial lot conversion in the South. It’s also one of the most historically intact, eclectic, and interesting neighborhoods in the city. Tour the mill complex, the commercial heart of the village, its residential streets, and its green space. You’ll discover how historic preservation can revitalize a community. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.


CM | 3.0

Fiscal Assessment

2008 Streaming Media
Communities that plan for growth need to know how to pay for growth. Sound fiscal assessments are the first step. How do you develop capital and operating assessments that address both current and future growth? Hear about the latest research and examine the standard models in this in-depth discussion.


CM | 3.75

Municipal and Development Finance for Planners

2011 Streaming Media
See how the "new normal" has changed financing for development and infrastructure.


CM | 6.25

Current Neighborhood Planning

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:00am

In session one of the neighborhood planning daylong forum, planners asses the current state of neighborhood planning. Just as there’s no universal definition of neighborhood, there’s also no single approach to neighborhood planning; planning can be “bottom up,” or municipally coordinated. Hear from planners in cities that have strong neighborhood planning programs — Atlanta, Seattle, and Austin, Texas. Explore the history and practice of these notable programs as well as examine the role of various stakeholders. Hear what planners see as the value of neighborhood to planning.


CM | 1.25

What Planners Do

Charles Hoch takes you inside the real world of planning practice, using lively storytelling to expose the tension between the authority of the professional planner and the politics of the public good.


What Planners Do

Charles Hoch takes you inside the real world of planning practice, using lively storytelling to expose the tension between the authority of the professional planner and the politics of the public good.


What Planners Do

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Charles Hoch takes you inside the real world of planning practice, using lively storytelling to expose the tension between the authority of the professional planner and the politics of the public good.


Gambling, Economic Development, and Historic Preservation (PAS 469)

1997 Paperback
Legalized gambling is sweeping the nation and has the capacity to breathe new life into historic districts. It also has the capacity to destroy the past. This guide examines positive and negative consequences of gambling.


The Rules That Shape Urban Form (PAS 570)

2012 Paperback
This practical report looks at six ways cities have adopted form-based zoning tools and the results that followed.


Planner's Estimating Guide

2004 Paperback
This book gives planning practitioners a powerful tool to help decide where to put new development. It revolutionizes the job of estimating land-use and facility needs.


Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook

2002 Paperback
States and local governments now have a new tool available to help combat urban sprawl, protect farmland, promote affordable housing, and encourage redevelopment.


Clear As Mud

2010 Paperback
As both observers of and participants in the creation of the Unified New Orleans Plan, Olshansky and Johnson bring unparalleled detail and insight to this complex story.


Redesigning Cities

2003 Paperback
Through detailed descriptions, Jonathan Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitican areas.


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