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Advanced Urban Design: Theory and Practice

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00amHow urban design fits into the overall culture of city planning? Explore various ways of seeing and documenting issues, places, and communities. Learn from experienced urban designers as they discuss methods of analyzing environments and recommending changes. Look into the means of implementing recommended urban design policies through programs, projects, and people. A real world problem illustrates creative approaches to urban design. Considering the new Advanced Specialty Certification in Urban Design examination? Subjects covered in this workshop relate to the following areas of the Advanced Specialty Certification in Urban Design exam. (2) Sustainability and the sub headings of: environmental; social; and economic. (3) Agency and the subheadings of: understanding and managing change; inclusion; access; analysis; leadership; facilitation; community and individual quality of life. (5) Mobility and Accessibility and the subheadings of: access to basic human needs; streets/streetscapes and wellness; multi-modal access; and access. (6) Urban Framework and the subheadings are: history and precedents; theory and city form; natural systems; land use, density, and intensity; public realm; streets/streetscapes; public transit; publicly accessible urban space; urban typology; quality of materials; utilities and infrastructures; public art; and parking. (11) Tools of the Trade and the subheadings of: analysis; description; engagement. While attendees will learn about contemporary practice excellence, this workshop will not discuss examination questions, specific content, or strategies for taking the exam. Approved for 8 LU from the AIA.

$295.00

CM | 8.0

Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00amWhat should be in a comprehensive plan in order to sustain the places in which we live, work, learn, and play? Is your community updating its comprehensive plan, launching a new plan, or starting a plan for the first time? APA is developing standards for use by communities when undertaking comprehensive plans for sustainable communities. Developed first as a draft by a Plan Standards Working Group, the standards are being vetted by a set of pilot communities that are in various stages of preparing comprehensive plans. The goal is to establish a concise resource for communities, as well as a designation program to recognize exemplary plans. Join representatives of the pilot communities in reviewing “real-world” applications of the standards and discussing how they can be used to improve comprehensive planning practice. The test pilot communities are: Auburn, Washington; Foxborough, Massachusetts; Goshen, Indiana; Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee; New Hanover County, North Carolina; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Rock Island, Illinois; Savona, New York; Seattle; and Wheeling, West Virginia. This all-day, highly interactive workshop is capped at 40 participants. Approved for 8 LU by the AIA & 8 PDH by the LA CES.

$295.00

CM | 8.0

Missing Middle Housing

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:45amAccording to the Brookings Institute, almost 40 percent of home buyers want to live in smaller places that encourage community interaction. See why medium-density housing — including duplexes and bungalows — remains a viable alternative to the traditional suburban single-family home. And learn about ways to create incentives for these housing options. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

AIA, ASLA, APA Presidents Forum

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00pmThe presidents of APA, AIA, and ASLA convene to discuss the state of the professions and the initiatives their organizations have undertaken. Find out what's at the top of the agenda for planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA & 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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CM | 1.25

Dublin’s Urban Quarter Development

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00pmThe Grangegorman Urban Quarter development will breathe new life into more than 70 acres of underutilized inner-city land in Dublin, Ireland. Explore this landmark urban regeneration project and gain insight into the clear, visionary planning strategy and collaborative planning process behind it. Discover how to develop and establish a set of planning, urban design, and historical preservation principles to fulfill the goals of any large-scale urban development. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

Planning Sustainable Development Projects

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00pmHow can planners, designers, and developers work together to create more sustainable development projects? Draw lessons from the APA Planners Press book Sustainable Development Projects. You’ll gain valuable tools for balancing sound economics, quality design, and the public good. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

The 'Creative Class' and Downtown Renewal

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:30pmOver the past decade, a new class of city dweller has redefined the use of urban space, transforming depressed areas into vital, productive, even “funky” city spaces. The result? Increased building values and a novel approach to urban development. Experts from San Francisco, Boston, and Austin (Texas) examine this new trend in urban lifestyles. Hosted by the Urban Design and Preservation Division. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

Large Scale Redevelopment of Two Asian River Cities

Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:30amMany Southeast Asia cities are redeveloping areas around rivers. The goal is to revitalize downtowns that have experienced neglect, pollution, and encroachment. Check in on the progress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. What’s happening in these two cities, with their different levels of resources and institutional capacity? Find out— and learn how American planning practices are being applied and adapted in an international context. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

Urban Design and Rapid Transit Projects

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30pmIn the first century BC, the Roman architect Vitruvius said good buildings have “firmness, commodity, and delight.” The terminology may have changed; think function, economy, and beauty. Explore how Greater Toronto is implementing a “design excellence” mandate for all its transportation capital projects, including on the 19-kilometer Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Learn how the City of Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Planning Study for the new rapid transit corridor relates to the design excellence mandate, and how design guidelines and corridor planning studies can be effectively employed together on your capital projects.

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CM | 1.25

Planning for the New Housing Paradigm

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30amThe baby boomers are aging. The millennial generation is seeking urban housing. And technology is drastically changing how we live, work, and play. Recent demographic trends and evolving consumer preferences will have profound consequences for 21st-century housing. Explore what these changes mean for housing needs in the next 20 years. Learn about opportunities to accommodate these needs as well as the regulatory barriers that stand in the way. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

Accessing the Design/Planning/Development Assistance Network

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:30pmLearn about the Design / Planning / Development Assistance Network, which is a one-stop directory for varied community technical assistance programs offered by professional associations and agencies. The network includes APA, American Architecture Foundation, U.S. EPA, Urban Land Institute, Mayor’s Institute on City Design, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Green Building Council, and four other organizations. Learn how the programs work with and augment local planning and development; how they can lend political weight to a planning issue (with a third party analysis); or provide expertise that simply doesn't exist in a community. Find out if this assistance addresses your community’s needs. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 4:00pmHow can cities rebuild their downtowns to appeal to young professionals, retirees, and others who want to live in an urban environment? In Georgia, the cities of Augusta and Savannah have taken two distinct approaches to revitalize their urban neighborhoods. See how they’ve kept their existing residents while creating viable housing options for a broad range of lifestyles, ages, and incomes. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.

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CM | 1.25

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