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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

Reshaping Cities With Urban Parks

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30amHow can you turn disused industrial land into useful public space? Find out how public and private sector joined forces for major projects in Chicago, Louisville, and New York. Detailed case studies walk through the planning and development of three award-winning urban parks and show how they reshaped their respective communities. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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CM | 1.25

Big Art, Big Impact

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:00pmPublic art can reinvigorate the local economy, build skills, and restore pride along struggling commercial corridors. Case in point: the Philadelphia Commerce Department and Planning Commission. Learn how its economic development plan used public art to revitalize the struggling business district of the city’s Germantown and Lehigh avenues. Approved for 1.25 PDH by the LA CES.

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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

Creatively Transforming Streets for People in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00pmLearn how Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica used different, yet equally practical, applications of “tactical urbanism” to transform their streets in months, not years. One pilot project involved a transformative streetscape master plan; the other uses “pop-up” demonstrations of a potential “Neighborhood Greenway” design to get residents involved. Hosted by the Urban Design and Preservation Division.

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CM | 1.25

Reconciling Economic Growth and Water Shortages

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:00amCollaborative decision-making can help bridge the chasm between land-use planning and water planning. See how several Colorado communities worked together to address their issues. Learn about the tools and techniques they used to encourage water conservation. And find out how they integrated community planning and regulation with water supply plans — and vice versa. Hosted by the Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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CM | 1.25

The ABC's of Cap Parks

Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:30amIncreasingly, urban communities are turning to freeway cap parks — parks that sit atop freeways — to create open space where none exists. This sort of “green infill” comes with huge benefits and huge challenges. Gain tips and lessons from cap-park planners and designers in California and Texas. They’ll share ideas for how you can envision, construct, and maintain caps in your community. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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Reconsiderng Ian McHarg: The Future of Urban Ecology

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30pmIan McHarg’s Design with Nature influenced a generation of environmental planners and designers. How has this seminal work affected land-use practices and policy in the years since its release? See how the ecological-design precepts McHarg brought to global prominence have evolved in response to the increasing need for urban conservation and regeneration. Learn about the upcoming APA Planners Press book. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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Jekyll Island and Master Planning

Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:00pmAre growing the economy and protecting the environment mutually exclusive? Not if Jekyll Island State Park is any indication. This autonomous barrier island along the Georgia coast partnered with the University of Georgia to get its residents involved in updating a master plan. Discover how they moved forward with both ends in mind and the importance of barrier island planning. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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Building the New American Streetscape

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:30amFrom parklets and public plazas to protected bike lanes and road diets, cities across the country are rethinking how best to plan and design their streets. Take a page from the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ new Urban Street Design Guide and explore the cutting-edge techniques being used in two very different urban environments — Atlanta and New York. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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CM | 1.25

Turning Infrastructure from Gray to Green

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:30pmCan land set aside for transportation do more than just meet transit needs? Absolutely! Take the “PATH 400 Trail + Green Space System,” Atlanta’s newest infrastructure-based green-space project. It’s turning underutilized transportation- infrastructure land into a “living” system of trails and green spaces. See how PATH 400 and other projects like it are working in communities like yours. Approved for 1.25 PDH from the LA CES.

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