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New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans , Louisiana 70130
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APA National Planning Conference 2018 - American Planning Association

Attendees

5,000

Exhibitors

49

Register

$393 - $1,050

Overview

Event Overview:

What’s next on planning’s new landscape? Come to APA’s National Planning Conference and see what’s ahead for you, your community, and your career.

Networking
Are you passionate about planning? Join the crowd!

Each year the global community of planners comes together for APA's conference. You’ll find thousands of people who share your passion and care about your plans for your community and your career.

The program is packed with chances to make connections. Circulate through the Planning Expo. Make friends at a mobile workshop. Have dinner with your division. Chat over coffee. It’s a perfect time to catch up with colleagues, meet up with new contacts, and maybe discover your next great opportunity.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend NPC18?

Move to the Forefront: Join the conversation about new issues, trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping today's planning. Get smarter at sessions and workshops offering the latest and best in professional planning education.

Grow Your Network: Grab this chance to boost your career and further your personal and professional goals. Meet old friends, renew acquaintances, and build key relationships.

Exhibitor Information:

APA’s National Planning Conference is the hottest place for planners, planning officials, and related professionals. Learn how our Planning Expo can help you reach thousands of people in the market for products and services like yours.

As an exhibitor, you'll have the opportunity to market your products and services through personal contact with more than 5,000 professional planners and planning officials.

Reasons To Exhibit:

- Heighten your company's name and brand recognition within the planning community.

- Strategically position your firm before key decision makers and primary purchasers.

- Make valuable personal contacts.

- Strengthen existing customer relationships.

- Showcase your services and present hands-on demonstrations of your products.

- Generate leads that may result in sales both during and long after the conference.

About APA:

APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. We measure our success by the successes of our members and the communities they serve.

The American Planning Association was created in 1978 by the consolidation of two separate planning organizations, but its roots grow all the way back to 1909 and the first National Conference on City Planning in Washington, D.C.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Agenda

Apr 21   

Opening Keynote

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT

Room:  Great Hall A

Cost Included in Registration

Please join us for an opening session featuring Derreck Kayongo, Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder & CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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TICKET REQUIRED

New Orleans Orientation Tour - 1

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT

Regular

$40.00

New Orleans is a city of great neighborhoods. This three-hour bus tour will highlight the history and unique character of each as well as planning highlights and other points of interest. A must see for first timers and return visitors. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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Advancing Emerging Technologies for Independent Travel

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

The USDOT is developing emerging technology to support independent travel for all, including people with disabilities. Hear about six projects to accelerate the development of technologies that improve “complete-trip” accessibility.

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CM | 1.25

Back to Basics: Walkable Suburbanism

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Suburbs are not destined to be defined by strip malls and excessive parking — many are reinventing themselves into walkable communities. Examine case studies and join a group discussion about how best to adapt sprawling areas into walkable mixed-use places.

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CM | 1.25

Dynamic Innovation: The City-Region Partnership

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Revolutionize the local and regional planning relationship through cutting-edge collaboration efforts and custom-built technical assistance. Explore an individualized, community-focused approach to regional planning, combined with an agile, adaptable response to local needs.

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CM | 1.25

Fast, Funny, and Passionate 1

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

These seven bite-sized presentations will both entertain and inform you, capturing the flavor of today's planning by making you laugh — and think. This grouping is ideal for those interested in public engagement and planning for inclusiveness and social justice.

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CM | 1.25

Future Planners: Understanding Tomorrow's Leaders

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Unleash the strengths and support the growth of emerging and mid-career planners. A panel of three professionals from academia, the public sector, and the private sector explore the skills and opportunities that junior and mid-level planners bring to our profession.

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CM | 1.25

Golf Course Redevelopment and Conversion

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

With more than 800 golf-course closures in the last 10 years, communities are struggling with the loss of recreational open space. Learn how three communities have dealt with failed courses, while retaining green space and allowing for new uses.

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CM | 1.25

Mega-Corridor Planning for an Uncertain Future

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about the Wasatch Front Central Corridor Study, which provides a leading example of regional collaboration towards shared goals of community mobility and economic growth while establishing creative new performance measures focused on the efficiency of the overall transportation system.

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CM | 1.25

No Hard Copies 2.0: Web-Based Plans

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Digital plans are created to be viewed, explored, and used solely online. Explore strategies for formatting, adopting, and organizing web-based plans in an interactive panel discussion with those who’ve created and implemented award-winning digital plans.

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CM | 1.25

Planning for Equity

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Creating equitable outcomes requires a commitment to applying different approaches to planning practice. Explore case studies and practical actions that everyday planners can take to plan for more equitable growth and development.

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CM | 1.25

Planning for Water

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Hear from the authors of a recently released PAS report on the topic about best practices and innovations in water and planning, and get advice about water and planning in your city or county.

NPC188170

CM | 1.25

Post-Katrina Resilience Planning on Mississippi Coast

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, local government officials in coastal Mississippi have been creating a framework for resilient action. Examine multiple tools and resources being employed to help the coast withstand adverse environmental change.

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CM | 1.25

Reimagining Bus Networks

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Many communities have taken a fresh look at how well buses serve their needs, with some cities redesigning their entire networks. Hear from four areas undertaking or considering redesigns: New Orleans; Houston; King County, Washington (Seattle); and New York City.

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CM | 1.25

Reindustrialization and Redefining Mixed-use

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

From urban food production and craft breweries to local manufacturing and artisan workshops, “makerspaces” are resurrecting our cities.Cities should encourage the collocation of small-scale industry with housing and amenities to reinvent the healthy mixed-use districts from prior generations.

NPC188195

CM | 1.25

Retail Planning in Underserved Communities

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Ethnically and racially diverse communities face unique challenges when it comes to commercial-corridor revitalization - investors and retailers can sometimes remain reticent despite market opportunities. Learn policy and regulatory options that planners have in overcoming these obstacles.

NPC188201

CM | 1.25

Revitalizing Older Neighborhoods: Improving Health Outcomes

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

The Pittman Plan is a catalyst for reinvestment and redevelopment in one of Nevada's most vulnerable neighborhoods. Learn how this plan has helped Henderson address important health and socioeconomic issues through planning, leveraging partnerships, and finding creative funding sources.

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CM | 1.25

Urban Design 201 Session: Part 1

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Through the use of lively presentations, hands-on exercises, and walking tours, this session will explore a variety of topics designed to dig deep into the role of urban design in making our communities more walkable, vibrant, and valuable.

NPC188242

CM | 1.25

Ethics of RFPs

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about the ethical responsibilities in writing and responding to RFPs for both public agencies and consultants. This session will highlight how the AICP Code of Ethics informs a transparent and ethical path to a successful project.

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CM | 1.50

E | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

GIS Session - Story Maps: How to Tell the Story of Your Community

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

Maps have always been a way to tell a story about data but often benefit from additional content, such as videos, images, and text. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll show how to take that story to the next level. With no programming and no GIS knowledge, we’ll show how ready-made templates can be used to tell a story about the assets of your community on the web, so that your map and media convey

NPC182990

CM | 1.50

Wrangling the Very Complex Zoning Code

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Explore how to "wrangle" a complex and dated zoning code by simplifying and aligning it with current planning goals and federal laws. Learn how to start the effort, what tools to use, and how to get it adopted.

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CM | 1.50

L | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Community Planning On or Around Military Installations

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 4 PM CDT

Regular

$60.00

Maintaining military operational readiness in an urban environment poses challenges and opportunities to local, regional, state, and federal agencies. Explore how a crucial military installation serves as an economic driver and community partner in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

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CM | 4.50

PDO Exchange (Invite Only)

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11 AM - 1 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

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TICKET REQUIRED

AICP Community Planning Workshop: Claiborne Corridor

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11 AM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

Housing and equity is the focus of this year’s workshop. Attendees will contribute to the beginning stage of a neighborhood housing plan for the Claiborne Avenue Corridor amid a shifting economic landscape and demographic change in New Orleans.

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TICKET REQUIRED

Urban Farms: Growing Healthy, Resilient Cities

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11 AM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$108.00

Visit innovative farms throughout New Orleans—from a rooftop oasis to edible green spaces—and learn about unique programs and techniques for growing healthy food in urban spaces. Enjoy a true farm-to-table lunch and experience how local farms can shape healthy (and resilient) cities.

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CM | 5.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Volunteer with Rebuilding Together New Orleans

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11:15 AM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$59.00

Get your hands dirty with Rebuilding Together New Orleans and the Urban Design and Preservation Division while engaging with homeowners on the issues of affordable housing, historic preservation, and gentrification.

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CM | 5.50

TICKET REQUIRED

West Bank - Getting to Work a Multi-Modal Perspective

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT

Regular

$45.00

This multimodal tour explores Algiers Point and the West Bank areas of New Orleans. Learn how the Regional Transit Authority moves the city’s workforce beyond the urban core. Discuss growing concerns of gentrification in this ethnically diverse, mixed-income part of New Orleans.

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CM | 3.50

TICKET REQUIRED

The Water Campus: Living with Water

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  11:45 AM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$87.00

Tour the Water Campus, a collaborative environment located on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge that houses a variety of research and policy groups as well as a 10,000-square-foot physical model of the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Stop at a local brewery as well.

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CM | 4.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Creating a Nation of Sustainable Neighborhoods

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  12 PM - 3:30 PM CDT

Regular

$75.00

Explore how to accelerate change and build sustainable communities faster than you thought possible. Join local community leaders to learn about and immediately apply urban planning and design guidance in a New Orleans neighborhood.

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CM | 3

TICKET REQUIRED

Walking Gay New Orleans

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  12:15 PM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$60.00

Frances Benjamin Johnston...Tennessee Williams...Truman Capote...Ellen DeGeneres: All these notable citizens of the LGBTQ community shaped NOLA and called it home. Today gay-led/run/owned services, facilities, and businesses abound and continue to shape this diverse, vibrant city. See these places firsthand on this walking tour.

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CM | 4

TICKET REQUIRED

GIS Session - Leveraging Citizen Engagement for Better Planning

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  12:45 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

In this hands-on session, we will examine the changes in citizen engagement, evolving from traditional public notification to modern demands and expectations. You will learn how easy-to-use apps can create a genuine partnership between citizens and their planning department, and empower planning professionals to produce buy-in for better, more sustainable plans.

NPC182991

CM | 1.50

Big City Planning Directors: Equitable Investment

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Learn the results of a planning clinic in which planning directors of the nation’s 30 largest cities helped Baltimore and Seattle address social equity in capital improvement programming and design of an iconic public space.

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CM | 1.25

Building a 'Culture of Health' Through Leadership

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how a community-health-focused funder and a civic-crowdfunding platform worked together to deliver funding and training to grassroots groups working across New York State, boosting community health in the short term and building civic leadership over the long term.

NPC188033

CM | 1.25

Crafting Mi Casa: Latino Informal Housing

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Latinos renovate their homes based on imagination, needs, and know-how — sometimes without proper permits — blurring lines between formal and informal development in the United States. We examine the visual, spatial, regulatory, and resiliency implications of this practice in planning multicultural communities.

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CM | 1.25

First/Last Mile: Partnerships and Innovations

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Instead of competing, transit agencies and technology innovators are collaborating to improve first-mile and last-mile connections. Hear how partnerships between transit and technology in four regions are improving transportation options at transit stations.

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CM | 1.25

Friends at Last: Preservation and Zoning

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Communities today are seeking ways to align and synchronize historic-preservation regulations and guidelines with zoning. Explore different, innovative approaches used in Los Angeles, Fort Worth (Texas), and Roswell (Georgia) to see how they may work for your community.

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CM | 1.25

Healthy Regions Realized

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Staff from three metropolitan planning organizations will share and discuss implementation tools used to improve health and equity in their regions along with the performance measures used to determine success.

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CM | 1.25

Mitigation, Resilience, Adaptation: Does Language Matter?

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

We often talk about hazard mitigation, resilience, and adaptation as separate concepts, but they have related goals. In this session, members of FEMA's Resilient Nation Partnership Network will explore the language used around planning for disaster-risk reduction.

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CM | 1.25

Monuments, Equality, History, Ethics

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

What to do with Confederate (and other) monuments is a timely question, and this session includes an overview of the issue. The focus, however, will be participants discussing hypothetical situations, resulting in a nuanced understanding of this difficult topic.

NPC188146

CM | 1.25

Multi-scalar Resilience Planning for Coastal Change

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

This session will outline the strategies and activities occurring in coastal Louisiana to anticipate and plan for an uncertain future. Learn about a multi-scalar approach to prepare for increasing landscape and climate change.

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CM | 1.25

Multimodal Big Data

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

One benefit of emerging big data applications is putting multimodal origin-destination and trip-tour data sets at our fingertips. This panel will describe the status of such applications using case studies.

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CM | 1.25

New Planning Reality for Big Cities

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

What does the anatomy of a low-carbon pathway for a big city actually look like? This story-driven session will contrast the processes, methods, assumptions, and insights used to create leading-edge low-carbon climate action plans for New York City and Toronto.

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CM | 1.25

Public Engagement Playbook

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

Ditching classic public engagement helped a Texas team get enhanced engagement results. Doing public engagement differently may get you a better return on your efforts. Learn how you can ditch traditional methods and how offbeat techniques can work for you.

NPC188184

CM | 1.25

Resilient Retail in the Internet Age

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

Join planners, developers, retail strategists, and place managers as they share new trends, successful case studies, and planning tools needed to sustain brick-and-mortar retail and build market-resilient retail in the face of digital disruption.

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CM | 1.25

Restoring People While Rebuilding Properties

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

In response to civil unrest in Batlimore, a citizen and planning firm created a master plan using robust engagement founded on empowering residents to provide comprehensive community input and involving both public and private stakeholders across the city.

NPC188200

CM | 1.25

Shifting the Housing Policy Paradigm

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Housing affordability has not always included the series of problems as we identify them today. "Today’s" solutions, however, are frequently based on "yesterday’s" conditions. How do we address these new, immensely more complex challenges and start a policy revolution?

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CM | 1.25

Solar Zoning: Rooftops to Solar Farms

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Solar-energy development is expanding nationwide, requiring municipalities and counties to address how it occurs locally. Learn alternative approaches to integrating rooftop, ground-mounted, and community-scale solar development in local development regulation.

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CM | 1.25

The Role of Heritage in Redevelopment

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Planners can inspire community building and support economic development while preserving heritage. Hear how this is being done in places with strong cultural roots as well as the role of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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CM | 1.25

Transformation of Denver's Airport City @den

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Discover how airports are using planning to create opportunities adjacent to airport boundaries for complementary new development, what types of users are attracted to the proximity of international airports, and how that interaction spurs complementary development for airports and community.

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CM | 1.25

Water Decision-Support Tools for Planners

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Planners increasingly rely on place-based information from decision-support tools to better understand impacts of water-related events on communities. Learn from experts in the federal, NGO, and private sectors on using tools to address drought, coastal inundation, and water quality.

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CM | 1.25

TICKET REQUIRED

Gentilly: Rebuilding a Neighborhood

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$44.00

Explore the post-Hurricane Katrina redevelopment of Gentilly, which provides a model for disaster recovery and community development driven by local government support of housing development, commercial revitalization, and vacant land stewardship.

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CM | 3.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Lafitte Greenway on Foot

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1:15 PM - 4:45 PM CDT

Regular

$39.00

Take a walking tour of the Lafitte Greenway, a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park.

NPC180048

CM | 3

TICKET REQUIRED

Metairie - Fat City Transformation

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  1:30 PM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$39.00

What began as a suburban substitute for Bourbon Street is well on its way to becoming a vibrant, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. See and hear about the public engagement, visioning, regulations, infrastructure, financing, and politics that guided this transformation.

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CM | 3

Chapter Administrators Meeting (Invite Only)

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 4 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

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TICKET REQUIRED

Restoring NOLA's US Custom House

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

Regular

$15.00

Tour the historic U.S. Custom House in the French Quarter and learn about the transformation and adaptive reuse of this National Historic Landmark into a high-performance federal facility and museum that contributes to the vitality and economic health of downtown New Orleans.

NPC180033

CM | 2

TICKET REQUIRED

New Orleans Orientation Tour - 2

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$40.00

New Orleans is a city of great neighborhoods. This three-hour bus tour will highlight the history and unique character of each as well as planning highlights and other points of interest. A must see for first timers and return visitors. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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TICKET REQUIRED

Infill Design in Historic Districts

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

Regular

$55.00

Tour New Orleans historic districts with representatives of the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission Architectural Review Committee and explore completed projects that highlight the challenges, successes, and failures of the design-review process.

NPC180017

CM | 1.50

Creating Great Places: Examining the Pioneers

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Rediscover the past political and cultural issues associated with the early planning and design programs and accomplishments of planning pioneers — and gain an understanding of the basis for creating great places.

NPC188056

CM | 1.25

Creation of Open Space in Downtowns

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Open spaces are critical to the success of a downtown with a strong public realm. Learn about strategies for the creation of open spaces in these areas, incentive-based development standards, acquisition strategies, and metrics for success.

NPC188058

CM | 1.25

De-Siloing Age-Friendly Planning Solutions

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

This session, which draws from an "Aging and Livable Communities" initiative, will broaden consideration of models, tools, and best practices beyond the United States to planners working internationally.

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CM | 1.25

Development Without Gentrification

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

In cities across the country, Latino communities are undergoing gentrification as a result of redevelopment aimed at creating more livable communities. Explore how municipal planners can encourage public-private partnerships and grassroots action to accomplish development without displacement.

NPC188066

CM | 1.25

Envisioning Resilience by Design

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Cities become resilient by design. This session features three award-winning case studies from around the country that have used an internationally recognized framework for measuring project resilience and sustainability.

NPC188082

CM | 1.25

Innovating Planning Management with Lean Sixsigma

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Are you slammed with applications? Is your economic development team promising expedited plan review and you can’t deliver? Learn how Lean SixSigma principles can help you transform your planning department, deliver results, and elevate the planning profession.

NPC188114

CM | 1.25

Jamaica's Recipe for Logistics Hub Success

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Transportation planners help people and products get from point A to point B, so why all the fuss over connectivity? Meet the planners behind the Jamaica Logistics Hub Initiative as they discuss the benefits of thinking globally and planning locally.

NPC188122

CM | 1.25

Lessons in New Suburbanism

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

Washington, D.C., is transforming as aging, auto-dependent suburbs are being revitalized through new suburbanism. Presenting a data-driven approach to transforming sprawl into walkable, sustainable communities, this session will offer insight into and proven methods for suburban design success.

NPC188130

CM | 1.25

Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Community Engagement

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

A new form of public engagement ramped up public participation in the Lexington, Kentucky, comprehensive planning process from hundreds to over 11,000 participants. Learn how partnerships with the local community foundation and chamber of commerce made “On the Table” happen.

NPC188131

CM | 1.25

Managing Heat Waves in Affordable Housing

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Should there be a right to air conditioning? Affordable-housing residents are vulnerable during heat waves, which are increasing with global warming. A study of Elizabeth, New Jersey, shows how housing providers, city services, and social networks help residents imaginatively cope.

NPC188138

CM | 1.25

Should Zoning Be Simple?

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Hear zoning experts weigh in on some of the key tensions underlying efforts to simplify zoning. It may be time to put zoning on a diet, but is “lean coding” the answer?

NPC188212

CM | 1.25

Street Theater: Creating a Downtown District

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Salt Lake City’s Main and Regent District is the result of a public-private partnership that brought a 2,500-seat Broadway theater, a 25-story office tower, and a redesigned festival street to an area of the city rich with history and opportunity.

NPC188219

CM | 1.25

Toilets in the Public Realm

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Public toilets can be dirty, smelly, controversial, and costly. They are also absolutely necessary, especially in public parks and tourist areas and for people experiencing homelessness. Advocates, officials, and architects will discuss the challenges and opportunities of providing public toilets.

NPC188230

CM | 1.25

Automated Vehicles: Effects on Urban Development

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

This deep-dive charrette will highlight presentations from experts and in-depth conversations about how automated vehicles impact land use, physical city design, urban densification or sprawl, and local vitality and activity.

NPC189001

CM | 2.25

Building Blocks of a Sustainable Community

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

This interactive workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about the principles of sustainable planning, design, and construction using LEED for Neighborhood Development as a framework.

NPC189002

CM | 2.25

Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Looking for new tools for your comprehensive planning process? Learn about APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places and take a deep dive into its resource toolkit. Apply the toolkit’s standards and scoring system to a sample comprehensive plan.

NPC189004

CM | 2.25

Drafting Content-Neutral Sign Codes

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

Considering a sign-code update? Explore case law, research, and analysis on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Reed v. Gilbert, as well as two successful Louisiana case studies of comprehensive, content-neutral sign-code amendments.

NPC189006

CM | 2.25

L | 1.50

Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

How do we accelerate the pace of implementing climate solutions to match the intensification of climate disruptions and their impacts on communities? Take part in a training on racially equitable, community-driven, climate-resilience planning principles, practices, and models.

NPC189008

CM | 2.25

TICKET REQUIRED

GIS Session - Location Analytics Build Resilient Communities

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

Many planning organizations are overwhelmed with ever increasing amounts of data. Applying location analytics to that data will provide the context needed to give it meaning, which used to be limited to those that had desktop GIS software. This hands-on session will show how simpler web-based apps enable planning professionals to easily find patterns, gain situational awareness, explore what-if s

NPC182992

CM | 1.50

A Holistic Approach to Downtown Revitalization

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about the innovative planning, development, financing, and marketing strategies used to transform a streetscape in beautiful Coral Gables, Fla. Mitigate the negative impacts of construction on merchants; and attract people to a revitalized downtown.

NPC188002

CM | 1.25

Career Pathways in Recovery and Resilience

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

The value of traditional planning skills and expertise is being realized in new ways within the arenas of disaster recovery and community resilience. Explore how planners have become invaluable resources to communities recovering from disasters.

NPC188038

CM | 1.25

Dutch Dialogues and New Orleans: Impact?

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

The Dutch Dialogues grew organically out of the tangle of New Orleans post-disaster planning. With a new model of exploration, integration, and collaborative thinking, the dialogues showcased a new future for New Orleans. What was their real impact?

NPC188072

CM | 1.25

Integrating Health into Climate Action Plans

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Urban climate-action plans can benefit local public health, but the magnitude and population distribution benefits will vary among strategies. Explore methods, case studies, and lessons learned in assessing public-health benefits to shape climate-action plans.

NPC188117

CM | 1.25

International Approaches to Coastal Resilience

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Planners worldwide face a need to increase the resiliency of their communities in the face of increasing coastal hazards. Hear about coastal-resiliency projects from six continents, with challenges and best practices shared.

NPC188118

CM | 1.25

Navigating the Winding Transportation-Planning Path

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Can’t find a form or don’t know what step is next? The planning process is not as intimidating as you think. With the Arizona Department of Transportation’s interactive transportation-planning training program, all project-development information is available within three mouse clicks.

NPC188149

CM | 1.25

Planning Gulf Coast and Texas Downtowns

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

We have seen the blossoming of Texas's and Louisiana's downtowns; however, downtowns currently face challenges due to changes in living, working, and moving. Examine downtown development with the planning directors of New Orleans and three Texas cities (Houston, Austin, and Dallas).

NPC188171

CM | 1.25

Planning Innovation on the Silicon Slopes

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Utah’s Silicon Slopes economy has grown rapidly, pressuring infrastructure and affordability. Given geographic constraints and funding limitations, how does the region approach policy and long-range infrastructure, economic development, and land-use planning to ensure “broad and equal access to opportunity”?

NPC188173

CM | 1.25

Smart Tools for Recreation Planning

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Recreation is essential to community physical, mental and social health yet recreation planning for urban-suburban areas is extremely challenging. Learn about new recreation guidelines, implemented by an interactive web tool, that offer creative solutions for recreation supply and demand.

NPC188215

CM | 1.25

The Future City: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Jet packs, massive skyscrapers, pod houses...the future city has been imagined in countless ways. Using Atlanta as a case study, we will look at futures of the city — both past and present — to discuss our changing perspectives of the future metropolis.

NPC188224

CM | 1.25

Transforming Health Through the Built Environment

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

Reaching out to different sectors beyond your own can be daunting. However, you may be surprised to find that other sectors are thirsty for meaningful partnerships too! Learn how different sectors in San Bernardino County, California, found each other.

NPC188235

CM | 1.25

What Color Is Your Horse?

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Renowned experts in the fields of transit planning, economics, development, design, history, and vehicle technology will engage in debate questions raised by the autonomous vehicle in this century, while reflecting on the impact that the car had on the last.

NPC188251

CM | 1.25

Texas A&M University Alumni Reception

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  5:30 PM - 7 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

TICKET REQUIRED

Welcome Reception

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  6:30 PM - 8 PM CDT

Regular

$0.00

All registrants are invited to the 2018 Welcome Reception. The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life. Tickets are free, but are required to attend the event as space is limited. You must add this activity to your schedule to guarantee your ticket to the reception. Once capacity is reached, tickets will be unavailable. Additional tickets may be

NPC182301

TICKET REQUIRED

Welcome Reception Additional Tickets

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  6:30 PM - 8 PM CDT

Regular

$50.00

Join us at the National WWII Museum featuring a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life. Tickets for the Welcome Reception are available for $50 for guests of registrants. Space is limited. Once capacity is reached, tickets will be unavailable.

NPC182307

Columbia University Urban Planning Program Reception

Date:  April 21, 2018 Time:  8 PM - 9:30 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

Apr 22   

TICKET REQUIRED

Bicycle Tour - Sustainability at Work in New Orleans

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  7:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Regular

$70.00

Tour NOLA on bike and explore exciting planning projects that promote sustainability in the Crescent City. See the city like it is meant to be seen (on two wheels!) and learn from local planners along the way.

NPC180036

CM | 2.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Planning Leadership Institute

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  7:30 AM - 5:30 PM CDT

Regular

$199.00

The Planning Leadership Institute (PLI) provides planning professionals with a full day of intensive training and professional reflection. PLI is designed to provide the skillsets and mindsets needed for planning professionals to exercise leadership, influence stakeholders, face challenges, and shape a legacy in your community.

NPC182303

TICKET REQUIRED

Planning Management Institute

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  7:30 AM - 5:30 PM CDT

Regular

$199.00

The Planning Management Institute (PMI) provides an intensive, interactive developmental opportunity for people who manage, or will soon manage a public or private-sector planning department. This practical, lively, hands-on workshop has become a unique, once-a-year opportunity to network with peers and learn best practices from a team of experts with national reputations.

NPC182306

TICKET REQUIRED

Riverfront and Crescent Park Tour

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  7:45 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Regular

$18.00

Tour the site of a new riverfront park, located on former wharves with connections to two of the city’s older historic neighborhoods. Explore how the project has spurred development interest in the adjacent, formerly industrial squares while also raising concerns of neighborhood character change and gentrification.

NPC180034

CM | 2

TICKET REQUIRED

Oyster Reef Restoration with Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8 AM - 2 PM CDT

Regular

$71.00

Volunteer with the nation’s largest oyster bed restoration program by bagging shells for use in a new oyster reef, south of New Orleans. Coastal scientists and local planners will highlight challenges facing the coast and the benefits of habitat restoration.

NPC180052

CM | 5.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Tammany Trace Bicycle Ride

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8 AM - 4 PM CDT

Regular

$124.00

Take a 12.2-mile bicycle ride along the Covington Tammany Trace, a 2017 inductee in the Rail-to-Trails Hall of Fame, from historic downtown Covington to historic lakefront Mandeville. Discuss transportation, historic preservation, and flood mitigation issues en route.

NPC180038

CM | 6.50

TICKET REQUIRED

GIS Session - Planning for Sustainable Economic Development

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:15 AM - 10:45 AM CDT

Regular

$25.00

Many times, economic development decisions are made exclusively by EDOs putting planners in a reactive mode. This hands-on session utilizes web-based tools to analyze demographic, socio-economic, and business data to better understand the overall characteristics and needs of the community and make better policy decisions in regards to developing and expanding existing business and efforts to recru

NPC182993

CM | 1.50

Actively Engaging Latinos in Planning

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Latino communities often take community development into their own hands with active placemaking often referred to as "Latino urbanism." Learn how to tap into this energy to activate and engage Latinos in planning processes.

NPC188005

CM | 1.25

Anchor Districts: The New Downtown

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Anchor districts provide many cities with a job center rivaling their central business district. Hear how anchor districts are re-positioning themselves with mixed uses, multi-modal transportation, and services to be their cities' next great places.

NPC188014

CM | 1.25

Boost Your Cross-Cultural Awareness and Skills

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

In a continually diversifying nation, we must boost our cross-cultural competence. How can we be inclusive in cultivating new planners, stakeholders, and community leaders? Learn how to build cultural competencies in our workplaces and ourselves.

NPC188028

CM | 1.25

Climate Adaptation Financing

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Climate shock disrupts life for residents of low-income communities. By providing a framework that cities can use to work across sectors and showcasing successful examples, the session will prompt discussion about what is urgently needed and what is possible.

NPC188258

CM | 1.25

Conducting Neighborhood Mobility Audits

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Access, Access, Access. Do residents in your community have access to jobs and essential services? Participate in this interactive session to learn how to evaluate resident mobility as well as identify and fund transportation improvements.

NPC188051

CM | 1.25

Denveright: Turning Citywide Challenges into Innovation

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Courage, persistence, and humor are key to innovation. Learn about Denveright, a citywide planning initiative that engaged Denver's passionate city builders. Hear about project victories and challenges.

NPC188063

CM | 1.25

Embodied Culture and Resilient Neighborhoods

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Help define the concept of embodied culture from an urban-planning perspective. Two case studies from revitalizing historic neighborhoods in Salt Lake City are used as examples to illustrate the concept.

NPC188077

CM | 1.25

Louisiana's Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

The State of Louisiana received a $40 million federal grant for Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE), a planning framework designed to use future land-loss and flood-risk data to encourage better land-use and development strategies.

NPC188135

CM | 1.25

Millennials and the Changing Community

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Explore trends in millennial preferences and their effect on communities. Examine interventions within the built environment and planning processes that appeal to millennials, thereby empowering you to build inclusive, vibrant cities.

NPC188142

CM | 1.25

New Park Development in San Francisco

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how San Francisco leveraged the efforts of multiple city agencies, community groups, and nonprofit organizations to increase parks in already-dense parts of the city through site selection and financing opportunities while focusing on community support.

NPC188150

CM | 1.25

Planning Dockless Bike-Share Systems

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

Dockless bike-share is on a roll, but is it an advance for ubiquitous, on-demand travel or "mobility spam"? This session looks at planning and policy techniques to integrate dockless bike-share into your campus or city’s transportation system.

NPC188162

CM | 1.25

Planning England's New Garden Cities

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Examine Ebenezer Howard's "garden city" movement reimagined for the 21st Century as England plans for growth through 20 garden towns and villages. Compare and contrast this effort with America's current approach to planning for strategic development.

NPC188163

CM | 1.25

Recent Grad in the Working World

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

This lively discussion will allow new grads and young professionals to learn from 6 seasoned private/public planning professionals with more than 15 years of experience. Participants will have the chance to ask all their burning questions about community planning.

NPC188259

CM | 1.25

Reimagining Aging in Community

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

Our aging population demands our attention. Is your community ready? Explore new pathways that include a future with “mobility as a service,” innovative tools to finance aging, and smart initiatives for cost-effective service delivery for successful aging-in-community.

NPC188193

CM | 1.25

School Choice: Planning Lessons from NOLA

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

The school choice debate impacts where schools are located and how students get to school, as well as racial/economic segregation. What lessons can we learn from NOLA's experience?

NPC188207

CM | 1.25

To the Next Level (of Service)

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

After more than 50 years as the industry standard, auto-oriented level of service is falling out of favor across the transportation community. Learn about innovations in multimodal transportation-performance evaluation from those leading the charge to change this outdated paradigm.

NPC188229

CM | 1.25

BETTMAN SESSION: Law and Planning for Climate Change

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

Legal cases, regulations, and policies across many states are raising new liability for those involved in climate-adaptation planning. Explore these newly evolving issues and examine their legal implications through real-life case studies.

NPC188126

CM | 1.50

L | 1.50

Ethics Cases of the Year

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about common types of ethical scenarios faced by professional planners, based on real-life examples from the past year.

NPC188085

CM | 1.50

E | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Advocacy and Action: NOLA Transit Tour

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Regular

$20.00

Explore local transit with the advocacy organization Ride New Orleans. See firsthand how public engagement and community action have impacted transit investments, including the Algiers Ferry terminal, downtown transit hub, Cemeteries Transit Center, and the RTA strategic mobility plan.

NPC180001

CM | 2.50

Transforming Retail Economics of Neighborhood Development

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Explore how the Chicago TREND project uses sophisticated online survey techniques, cutting-edge analytics and modeling, and interactive data visualizations to identify neighborhoods where retail investments can spur improvements in commercial areas and neighborhoods.

NPC188236

CM | 1.25

Legislative Forum

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 10:15 AM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

NPC184032

TICKET REQUIRED

New Orleans Orientation Tour - 3

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 12 PM CDT

Regular

$40.00

New Orleans is a city of great neighborhoods. This three-hour bus tour will highlight the history and unique character of each as well as planning highlights and other points of interest. A must see for first timers and return visitors. Space is limited. Registration is required.

NPC181003

Exhibit Hall Open

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 7 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

TICKET REQUIRED

GIS Session - The Necessity of 3D in Your Comprehensive Plan

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:30 AM - 12 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

This hands-on session utilizes the latest 3D web-based GIS technology to support long range planning with examples from around the world. You will learn how to effectively introduce 3D into your planning workflows and how to easily share major elements of your strategic plan and ongoing development projects with decision makers and the public for comment.

NPC182994

CM | 1.50

Delegate Assembly

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:30 AM - 1 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

This annual convening brings together delegates from APA chapters to shape the organization’s positions on issues central to building communities of lasting value. This session is an open listening opportunity for all conference attendees.

NPC184002

Accessible Public Agencies Through Better Forms

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Dig deep into best practices for designing and evaluating land-use and building-permit forms and applications, a crucial point of contact between public agencies and communities.

NPC188004

CM | 1.25

Addressing Future Unknowns with Scenario Planning

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Scenario planning helps planning professionals prepare for an uncertain future. Learn how to develop a shared vision for the present and future by analyzing forces impacting planning issues such as health, transportation, land use, the economy, and the environment.

NPC188006

CM | 1.25

Affordable Housing in Multimillion-Dollar Markets

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Examine the extraordinary housing affordability barriers in seasonal-vacation communities: from fair housing for seasonal employees to jobs-housing balance for year-round workers. Case studies focus on New England resort areas, placed in the context of national trends and innovations.

NPC188009

CM | 1.26

Aligning Consent Orders and Community Needs

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Philadelphia and Detroit are working to balance the need for stormwater investments with affordability for ratepayers. Learn how planners are leveraging green stormwater-infrastructure practices and incentives to help property owners reduce their bills, enhance neighborhoods, and meet environmental mandates.

NPC188012

CM | 1.25

Anticipatory Governance: Planning for High Uncertainty

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

An emerging planning paradigm — anticipatory governance — is being used address issues of high uncertainty, discarding “predict and plan” in favor of “anticipate and adapt.” Case examples for public policy will be discussed.

NPC188015

CM | 1.25

Art, Mitigation, and Planning, Oh My!

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Art anchors our existence as human beings. Fostering its creation by individuals and industries leads to a vibrant, connected community with a healthy economy. Learn how to integrate a non-traditional element into master planning.

NPC188016

CM | 1.25

Austin Sidewalks: Planning, Assessment, and Execution

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

Sidewalk networks provide access to transit, increase transportation equity, help control air pollution and traffic congestion, and improve quality of life. Learn how Austin’s sidewalk and Safe Routes to School programs use GIS tools for analysis, planning, and project management.

NPC188018

CM | 1.25

Complete Streets: Regional Planning, Local Implementation

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

The Metro-Orlando area of Florida consistently ranks at or near the top of the “Dangerous by Design” list for pedestrian safety. Learn how Central Florida is working to reverse dangerous trends by planning for and implementing complete streets.

NPC188049

CM | 1.25

Diversity in Practice

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

This session will showcase perspectives from a planner, interior designer/architect, and public-health professional on methods to increase diversity in planning processes and policy decisions.

NPC188067

CM | 1.25

Economic Development = Integrated Planning, Infrastructure, and Finance

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Learn from a planner and developer how to integrate urban design, transportation infrastructure, real-estate development and innovative infrastructure finance to create environments that attract talent and employers who collectively seek vibrant, mixed-use, and mobility-rich environments.

NPC188075

CM | 1.25

Engagement Strategies for Hard-to-Reach Communities

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

How do you engage millennials, non-English speakers, and others who don’t typically get involved in the planning process? Hear about strategies — from interactive maps to pop-up events — for reaching the under-represented and encouraging passion for shaping the future of their communities.

NPC188079

CM | 1.25

Fast, Funny, and Passionate 2

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

These seven bite-sized presentations capture the flavor of today's planning by making you laugh — and think. This grouping is ideal for those interested in learning about the different types of people and places that make planning such a dynamic and interesting profession.

NPC188902

CM | 1.25

Fostering Global Exchange in Sustainable Cities

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

How can planners identify best practices to inform their work from beyond international borders? This session provides examples of climate-resiliency-related information exchange and project implementation based on relationships between German and American planners and officials.

NPC188092

CM | 1.25

Inclusively Engaged: Mississippi Delta to Dubuque

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Planning well means planning inclusively! To reach the underrepresented, we must take the plan to the community. Cities as diverse as Greenville, Mississippi, and Dubuque, Iowa, sought these voices. Learn the inspiring results of their inclusive community engagement.

NPC188113

CM | 1.25

Innovation in Planning Education and Accreditation

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Have planning programs been able to adapt, evolve, and innovate? Has accreditation been a motivator or barrier to this effort? Share your ideas with the Planning Accreditation Board on how accreditation can foster innovation in education and the profession.

NPC188116

CM | 1.25

Linking Water and Land-Use Planning

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Got water? Need to guide growth and ensure resilient supply? States are passing innovative legislation, and local jurisdictions are acting to ensure their supplies are reliable and resilient. Learn about innovative approaches to integrating water and land-use planning.

NPC188133

CM | 1.25

BETTMAN SESSION: Housing, Health Equity, and Local Control

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

“Local control," the newfound religion among progressive cities, has roots in strategies once used to combat reconstruction and civil rights. Is local control the antidote to state interference with laws aimed at achieving affordable housing and health equity? Find out.

NPC188106

CM | 1.50

L | 1.50

Deep Roots in Planning Ethics

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Ethical roots are inherent to the planning profession and strengthened with experience and regular discussion. This session provides a fun-filled primer on the importance of the AICP Code of Ethics, with an interactive exploration of potential ethical challenges in planning.

NPC188060

CM | 1.50

E | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

GIS Session - Bringing Geography to Design

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  12:45 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

When creating designs for development, often one scenario is not enough. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll utilize a web-based app to design, analyze, and report on planning alternatives and scenarios. This combines web-based analytics, sketching tools, and dashboards to help you visualize design impacts in real time. Without being a GIS expert, you will learn how to assess data, define key perform

NPC182995

CM | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

New Orleans Revitalized: The Biomedical District

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  12:45 PM - 3 PM CDT

Regular

$39.00

New Orleans is bouncing back, and many of the planning strategies that have revitalized the city can be applied to other communities. Learn how during this tour of the booming biomedical district.

NPC180029

CM | 1.50

Affordable Housing Plans in Action

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

New Orleans and New York City are working to harness grassroots policy activism and mandatory inclusionary zoning to chip away at affordable-housing shortages. Explore how governments have interfaced with community-led affordability plans in each city.

NPC188010

CM | 1.25

Beyond the Finish Line: Implementing Plans

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Are you tired of your comprehensive plan sitting on the shelf and gathering dust? This interactive session provides planning case studies and best practices from communities that have taken on the challenge of implementing their plans.

NPC188024

CM | 1.25

Bread and Butter: Planning for Farms

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Planning for farms and food is a bread-and-butter issue. Forecast impacts of climate change and development, discover if your community is farm-friendly, and learn how an Iowa county preserved farmland and protected farms.

NPC188029

CM | 1.25

Bridging the Gap

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

Legare Bridge in Charleston, S.C., provides a critical link to the city's downtown — but only if you're driving. After years of effort, what will finally change that? Hear from four perspectives: city leadership, local advocate, neighboring suburbia, and regional planning.

NPC188031

CM | 1.25

Building Resilience: Cities Taking Action

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

How are cities putting their climate-resilience plans into action? Delve into the actions that resilience officers and planners from four communities have taken to address climate change impacts.

NPC188035

CM | 1.25

Can Billboards Be Placemakers?

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Bring light, art, and activity to the public realm! Learn how outdoor media and public-private partnerships can create unique experiences at urban spaces in New York’s Times Square, West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, the Denver Theater District, and Atlanta’s downtown.

NPC188036

CM | 1.25

Can Land-Use Decisions Prevent Violence?

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Violence is preventable, yet it is pervasive in too many communities. Explore how planners and people working in violence prevention, public health, and related fields can proactively collaborate to create safer neighborhoods for all.

NPC188037

CM | 1.25

Community Outreach Through Student Engagement

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about the showcase program “Green City Design Challenge,” which empowers students to create solutions for environmental challenges within their communities while providing valuable data and insights for planners.

NPC188047

CM | 1.25

Elephants Helped Us Revive Our Committee

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

This is an opportunity to learn from a successfully revived committee on a very important and challenging topic. Representation and equity are critical to our work but unfortunately are not topics that are often discussed on the national stage.

NPC188076

CM | 1.25

Equity in Regional Planning

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

All regional planning agencies can (and should) grapple with issues of equity and inclusion. Discover a range of frameworks and tools to do so.

NPC188083

CM | 1.25

Fast, Funny, and Passionate 3

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

These seven bite-sized presentations will both entertain and inform you, capturing the flavor of today's planning by making you laugh — and think. This grouping is ideal for those interested in learning about how transportation, mobility, and technology impact the world we live in.

NPC188903

CM | 1.25

Freight and the City

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Truck deliveries are on the rise, but available infrastructure in most cities is limited. Explore strategies for livable cities in design, policy, and technology: off-hour deliveries, redesign of streets and curbs, and parking technology.

NPC188093

CM | 1.25

Innovation Districts in the New Suburbia

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Much has recently been written about the innovation district, areas where anchor institutions and companies both locate to connect with start-ups and growth-stage firms. How can the suburbs, which once hosted research parks, be transformed into these job-producing districts?

NPC188115

CM | 1.25

JAPA: Research That Matters

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Learn what the "Journal of the American Planning Association" has to say on topics like informal housing, networks of local plans, AirBNBs, declining auto traffic, "makers" in the local economy, mega-event planning, and urban agriculture and food justice.

NPC188123

CM | 1.25

Making Urban Microgrids a Reality

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Microgrids aren't just for campuses any more. Learn how cities and utilities are paving the way to make community (multi-facility) microgrids and other energy-resilience solutions a reality in dense urban areas.

NPC188137

CM | 1.25

Managing Public Expectations Following a Disaster

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

How do you communicate key programmatic information to your constituents following a massive disaster? This session will provide lessons learned about communication in the wake of a disaster or crisis, and how to mitigate the potential challenges.

NPC188139

CM | 1.25

Optimizing Your Own Professional Development Strategy

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Are you meeting your career ambitions or expectations? Do you need some insight or suggestions for improvement? This session will feature small facilitated group discussions designed to help participants provide structure to and achieve their professional development goals.

NPC188155

CM | 1.25

Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Autonomous vehicles will begin to revolutionize mobility in communities across the nation by 2020. This session will present the latest research from APA, along with examples of places that are introducing shared autonomous vehicles to reshape development.

NPC188165

CM | 1.25

TICKET REQUIRED

New Orleans Orientation Tour - 4

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 4 PM CDT

Regular

$40.00

New Orleans is a city of great neighborhoods. This three-hour bus tour will highlight the history and unique character of each as well as planning highlights and other points of interest. A must see for first timers and return visitors. Space is limited. Registration is required.

NPC181004

TICKET REQUIRED

Jean Lafitte National Park Swamp Tour

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 5 PM CDT

Regular

$79.00

Walk a boardwalk trail through the swamp in Jean Lafitte National Park to learn about Southern Louisiana flora and fauna, as well as issues facing the wetlands.

NPC180019

CM | 3.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Providing Equitable Access to Bayou Sauvage

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1:15 PM - 6 PM CDT

Regular

$55.00

For many urban hubs, federal lands serve as the only touch point with nature/the community green space. Tour and canoe at the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to learn how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to provide equitable access to these lands.

NPC180031

CM | 4

TICKET REQUIRED

Cultural Planning in New Orleans Neighborhoods

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

Regular

$70.00

Urban planning and culture in New Orleans have a troubled history. But recently a group of musicians, traditional culture bearers, and urban planners has been working to create better cultural policy. As New Orleans changes, will it be enough? Explore these changes in this mobile workshop.

NPC180008

CM | 2.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Public Art & Placemaking in NOLA

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  1:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Regular

$60.00

Public art and civic design reflect the values of our communities and chart our cultural history for generations to come. Tour public-art sites around New Orleans while learning about past and current programming, as well as the process of monument removal.

NPC180032

CM | 2

TICKET REQUIRED

GIS Session - Story Maps: How to Tell the Story of Your Community

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:30 PM - 4 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

Maps have always been a way to tell a story about data but often benefit from additional content, such as videos, images, and text. In this hands-on session, we’ll show how to take that story to the next level. With no programming and no GIS knowledge, we’ll show how ready-made templates can be used to tell a story about the assets of your community on the web, so that your map and media convey

NPC182996

CM | 1.50

Big City Planning Directors Meeting (Invite Only)

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:30 PM - 5 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

NPC184014

Becoming AICP: Advice from Credentialed Members

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

This is an interactive opportunity to pick the brain of individuals who recently became AICP- since they just took the exam, they will share what they may have done differently to prepare for the exam and what the exam experience is really like.

NPC188020

CM | 1.25

Beyond 9-to-5: Transforming Central Business Districts

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Is your downtown empty and dull after 5 p.m. and on the weekends? Learn how planners and business-district pros in Boston, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. are working to transform their central business districts into vibrant mixed-use hubs.

NPC188022

CM | 1.25

Catalyzing Coastal Change via Competition

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Explore how lifting the constraints of a traditional solicitation process can make way for ideas that change standard practices. Build momentum and support for improvements while adding exciting new tools to your repertoire.

NPC188039

CM | 1.25

Cities, Public Space, and Autonomous Vehicles

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Unlike recent auto/tech industry-dominated discussions of autonomous vehicles — focused on technology, traffic, safety, adoption rates, or economic impact — this panel addresses public space and how cities, designers, engineers, and others can build a civic agenda, create tools, and set priorities.

NPC188040

CM | 1.25

Docudrama for Catalyzing Complete Streets Conversation

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

“The Right of Way” tells the story of a fallen cyclist’s impact on the loved ones he left behind, intertwined with the history of the car's rise and role in daily life. Learn how to engage your community through artistic interpretation.

NPC188069

CM | 1.25

Essential Techniques for Successful Public Engagement

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Explore effective public-participation strategies. Learn how to identify and respond to key issues related to public input. Presenters will demonstrate techniques, and participants will then test them.

NPC188084

CM | 1.25

Form Follows Finance: Unplugging Economic Barriers

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

This session is a must for anyone interested in the intersection of economic development, smart growth, and regional infrastructure development. Come learn cutting-edge applications of geo-design and ninja policy moves.

NPC188090

CM | 1.25

Harnessing Gentrification’s Momentum Towards Social Impact

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

America’s cities are undergoing a resurgence after decades of decline. But poor families, often swept up in gentrification’s wake, grapple with issues of housing insecurity/displacement. Learn how Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Oakland (California), and Atlanta are harnessing gentrification’s momentum towards social-impact projects/policies.

NPC188102

CM | 1.25

Inclusive Food Economy: Greater Than Access

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Often food planning focuses on access to fresh food provided by national grocers. This session expands this purview to include food incubators, carryout restaurants, and local grocers as critical factors in food equity and community development.

NPC188112

CM | 1.25

Isle De Jean Charles Resettlement Planning

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

The State of Louisiana received a $48.3 million federal grant to conduct the first community-scale, climate-induced resettlement project in American history. Discuss site selection and the planning work done for the resettlement of Isle de Jean Charles.

NPC188120

CM | 1.25

TDM: Building Company Culture and Communities

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Communities and companies share space and common interests in creating places that are attractive, enjoyable, and accessible. Hear how global businesses are pushing for transportation investments in response to dynamic shifts in company culture and building community relationships.

NPC188222

CM | 1.25

Understanding Latino Equity: The Built Environment

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Frequently unrecognized as a creative mode of survival, Latino urbanism can conflict with planning policies. Often trivialized, patronized, and tokenized, these “informal” urban practices can help communities thrive and achieve greater equity, positively impacting the built environment. Learn how.

NPC188240

CM | 1.25

We Need More Parks

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Whilst parks have an intrinsic importance defined by their experiential qualities of openness, landscape, and opportunities for play, they more importantly provide shared space for community cohesion, sustainability, improved physical and mental health, and neighborhood revitalization.

NPC188249

CM | 1.25

Connected/Autonomous Vehicles: A Design Sprint

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

Planners, designers, regulators, and policy makers: Join this charrette-style deep-dive session to debate and anticipate the potential impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs)within the cities in which we live and work.

NPC189005

CM | 2.25

From Comprehensive Planning to 'Strategic Doing'

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

In its most recent comprehensive planning effort, Trenton, New Jersey, moved seamlessly into implementation using Purdue University’s “Strategic Doing” program. Hear Trenton’s story and participate in a fun, immersive simulation called "Strategic Doing: The Game."

NPC189010

CM | 2.25

Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

This deep-dive session uses the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's new Sea Grant interactive guide to solve specific and challenging technical, engineering, and "people" issues that often limit wider, more consistent use of green infrastructure techniques in private and public projects.

NPC189011

CM | 2.25

The Language of Equity

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

Integrating fairness and social inclusion into our planning policies can change our communities for the better. This session will equip planners with the language and tools necessary to become more effective advocates for equity.

NPC189012

CM | 2.25

Urban Design 201 Session: Part 2

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Through the use of lively presentations, hands-on exercises, and walking tours, this session will explore a variety of topics designed to dig deeper into the role of urban design in making our communities more walkable, vibrant, and valuable.

NPC189014

CM | 2.25

Working with Consultants

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Learning how to work with consultants by trial and error is frustrating and can lead to problems, disappointments, and failures. If you hire and manage the work of consultants, this session will help you ensure success.

NPC189015

CM | 2.25

Beyond the Black Box: User-Friendly Technology

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

How can planners better integrate evidence into the planning process? Explore three different technologies in transportation and public health that make research accessible to the public. Discussion will include questions about transparency, community engagement, and informed decision-making.

NPC188023

CM | 1.25

Climate Action as Resistance

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement has strengthened the resolve of local governments to combat climate change. Representatives of Cambridge (Mass.), New Orleans, and New York will share how they are advancing deep-carbon reductions.

NPC188042

CM | 1.25

Collaborative Placemaking for Healthy Communities

Date:  April 22, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how a team of planners, landscape architects, and public health professionals collaborated with stakeholders to design a vibrant park that reduced health inequities for vulnerable populations and actively engaged youth in a dynamic community-engagement process.

NPC188046

CM | 1.25

Denver's Blueprint for an Inclusive City

 

Apr 23   

TICKET REQUIRED

Mississippi Gulf Coast: Reimagined, Renewed, Reenergized

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  7:30 AM - 2 PM CDT

Regular

$48.00

Rising to the occasion, the Mississippi Gulf Coast used the opportunities presented in the past decade for community improvement. Tour two cities that have created sustainable vibrant places sensitive to the area’s rich history and community needs.

NPC180025

CM | 5.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Downtown Gretna - Simple Decisions Lead to Great Outcomes!

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  7:45 AM - 11 AM CDT

Regular

$19.00

Tour Gretna, a town near New Orleans, and discover how easy it is to enhance community vitality—a great arts scene, vibrant neighborhoods, and revitalized downtown and sustainable infrastructure—on budget and on schedule.

NPC180035

CM | 2.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Synergies: How a Coastal Parish Adapts

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Regular

$47.00

Tour Terrebonne Parish, a Louisiana coastal parish approximately 60 miles southwest of New Orleans. See firsthand how it is adapting to relative sea level rise while providing a layered defensive strategy for hurricane and storm-surge protection.

NPC180037

CM | 7

TICKET REQUIRED

New Orleans Region MPO Tour

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Regular

$39.00

Learn about the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission during a tour of projects in New Orleans City Park.

NPC180028

CM | 2.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Biking a Garden City of To-morrow

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:15 AM - 1 PM CDT

Regular

$90.00

Tour the New Orleans Garden City—Lake Vista via the Lafitte Greenway and city park—on two wheels.

NPC180002

CM | 4

All Aboard: Planning for Joint Development

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Hear from transit agency development staff on how new policies are creating diverse communities, where agencies have successfully partnered with local cities — and discuss where more collaboration and progress can be made.

NPC188013

CM | 1.25

Breathing Life into Parks with GSI

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

As Capital Region Water and Seattle Public Utilities seek to solve stormwater issues, parks that have suffered as a result of shrinking budgets are getting much-needed upgrades to keep stormwater out of sewers while activating underused spaces.

NPC188030

CM | 1.25

Collaborative Partnerships to Advance Resilience Planning

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Collaborative partnerships or “networks” leverage limited resources to advance community resilience and climate-adaptation planning. This session illustrates a diverse group of national and regional examples.

NPC188045

CM | 1.25

Collaborative and Inclusive Food Systems Planning

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about successes, challenges, approaches, and real-world applications of inclusive and grassroots planning for food-systems change. Participants will explore challenges faced in the Carolinas to maintaining a grassroots-driven approach.

NPC188044

CM | 1.25

Community Planning After 2016 Louisiana Floods

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about several communities severely impacted by the 2016 South Louisiana Floods and the planning initiatives that propelled post-flood recovery.

NPC188048

CM | 1.25

Engaging the Extremes

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

Join this hands-on exploration of public engagement when participants may not all agree on the value of government or planning. Practice techniques for addressing challenging issues, and take home new skills you can use in your own community.

NPC188080

CM | 1.25

Fostering Equitable Communities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Examine how planners can foster equitable communities. Discuss lessons from the past, hear what jurisdictions are doing across our nation, and engage in a facilitated discussion about environmental justice and green communities.

NPC188091

CM | 1.25

Legal and Financial Strategies for Conservation

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Explore conservation easements, historic tax credits, and programmatic strategies that engender stewardship and protection as strategies to balance the maintenance of character and heritage with limited financial resources.

NPC188129

CM | 1.25

Living with Your Form-Based Code

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Experts from Denver, Miami, and Raleigh (North Carolina) share the daily realities of administering, updating, and occasionally rethinking a form-based zoning code. Topics covered include amending, interpreting, finding flexibility in administering the code, and staff training.

NPC188134

CM | 1.25

No Boundaries: Connectivity and Regional Partnerships

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Transportation/development corridors spanning jurisdictional boundaries need not lead to inter-municipal competition. Learn how two governments and one developer are collaborating to transform Virginia’s Crystal City/Potomac Yard Corridor, one of the fastest-growing and most concentrated development corridors in the country.

NPC188152

CM | 1.25

Planning Strategies for Climate Resilient Development

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

The climate-readiness dialogue in cities is evolving. Discuss how cities and developers are addressing the future impacts of climate change through planning and zoning strategies designed to implement resilient solutions at the district and project levels.

NPC188175

CM | 1.25

Progressing in Your Planning Career

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Whether you’re in the public, private, or nonprofit sector – or looking to transition between them – this interactive conversation will focus on the skills and resources you need to take the next step in your planning career.

NPC188181

CM | 1.25

Reshaping Mobility for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Get practical, firsthand ideas for putting tangible greenhouse-gas (GHG)emissions reduction numbers to your transportation policies and programs as well as determining which mobility investments most cost-effectively reduce GHGs while meeting your economic, equity, and other goals.

NPC188197

CM | 1.25

Short-Term Rentals in New Orleans

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Directors of the two departments that were instrumental in the preparation and execution of the City of New Orleans’s highly successful short-term rental regulations will speak about their experience developing and implementing those regulations.

NPC188211

CM | 1.25

Transportation Trade-offs and Priorities in Denver

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Denver is rethinking how to best utilize limited right-of-way as the number of people moving through the city skyrockets. A new set of innovative plans is setting the course for complete networks with modal priorities and context-sensitive solutions.

NPC188239

CM | 1.25

BETTMAN SESSION: After Inclusive Communities: Disparate Impact Revisited

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

Review disparate-impact housing discrimination cases and federal courts interpretation of them following the U.S. Supreme Court's Inclusive Communities decision. Learn how to draft regulations to avoid disparate-impact violations of the Fair Housing Act.

NPC188011

CM | 1.50

L | 1.50

Going Out on Your Own Professionally

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

Have you considered leaving your agency, firm, or company to start your own planning business? Explore two different paths to success for planners with an entrepreneurial streak, as well as the gratification, pitfalls, and ethical issues in following that dream.

NPC188099

CM | 1.50

E | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Mississippi River Port Fireboat Tour

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Regular

$55.00

Take a fireboat tour of the Port of New Orleans's facilities while learning about the port's ongoing strategic master plan and its coordination with the City of New Orleans to develop a unified tourism district along the waterfront.

NPC180026

CM | 2.50

AICP College of Fellows Meeting

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 10:15 AM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

NPC184010

TICKET REQUIRED

The National World War II Museum

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 1:30 PM CDT

Regular

$35.00

Tour the National World War II Museum, among the top attractions in New Orleans. Discover how this project revitalized an old industrial area and learn about the war’s impact on America and New Orleans.

NPC180040

CM | 4

TICKET REQUIRED

West Bank Hurricane Flood-Protection System

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9:15 AM - 12:15 PM CDT

Regular

$39.00

The integrated system of levees, floodwalls, and the West Closure Complex provide the Westbank part of New Orleans with a 100-year storm level of protection. View local drainage canals and pumping stations, a storm-surge barrier, and the world's largest drainage pumping station.

NPC180051

CM | 2.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Isle De Jean Charles Resettlement Tour

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT

Regular

$64.00

Louisiana received a $48.3 million federal grant to conduct the first community-scale, climate-induced resettlement in American history. Tour the current and future locations of the Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement.

NPC180018

CM | 5.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Tour 2017's Great American Main Street

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9:45 AM - 2 PM CDT

Regular

$59.00

Join us for lunch, an overview presentation and walking tours of the revitalization of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, recognized for its progress in 2017 with a Great American Main Street Award.

NPC180044

CM | 3.50

Exhibit Hall Open

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  9:45 AM - 3 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

Best Practices: Regulating Artisanal Food Production

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

The newest trend in the hipster revolution of our cities is artisanal food production. Learn how cities around the country are addressing this new use. What does this new use mean for planners, and how can these food producers best be regulated?

NPC188021

CM | 1.25

Building Equity into Resiliency Planning

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Lower-income communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change and will continue to be unless we create new planning tools. Explore an equity-based approach to cost-benefit analyses for flood-risk management for planners, engineers, and decision makers.

NPC188034

CM | 1.25

Design Guidelines for Streets and Stations

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Don't be confined to one approach when making street-design decisions! Learn about new approaches that consider urban form, health, equity, and transit-station access when making decisions about how to design our streets.

NPC188064

CM | 1.25

Dollars, Heritage, and Race in Natchez

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Natchez, Mississippi, has an international reputation for antebellum architecture that draws thousands annually, yet the community struggles with many economic and racially based challenges. Learn how a recent downtown master plan funded by over 300 citizen donations is addressing this issue.

NPC188070

CM | 1.25

Downtowns (Re)invented for Suburban Cities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Living and playing are more important than just serving as drivers for today’s downtowns. Learn how an urbanizing suburb has created a city center and how a suburban city has redefined its city center as places of community and economic development.

NPC188071

CM | 1.25

Empowering Climate Resilience in Cleveland Communities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Learn from community development corporations advancing climate-resilience projects with Cleveland’s Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Plan, and see how the Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities tool informs public spaces to meet climate challenges through resident empowerment.

NPC188078

CM | 1.25

Fast, Funny, and Passionate 4

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

These eight bite-sized presentations will both entertain and inform you, capturing the flavor of today's planning by making you laugh — and think. This grouping is ideal for those interested in learning about how communities engage with our natural and built environment.

NPC188904

CM | 1.25

Flummoxed by Flums

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Planners generally agree that the future land-use map (FLUM) is critical component of any comprehensive plan — but are less in agreement when it comes to the specifics of what the map should look like. Explore the ins and outs of various approaches.

NPC188089

CM | 1.25

It's Complicated: Placemaking and Gentrification

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

Placemaking, revitalization, active transportation — sounds great, right? Unfortunately, these terms are often synonymous with gentrification — both real and perceived. Join the dialogue to explore this issue in more depth and to develop and share solutions.

NPC188121

CM | 1.25

Non-traditional Partnerships to Create Healthy Communities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Planners are increasingly called upon to partner with public health professionals and coalitions to create active and healthy communities. This session will explore new approaches for planners to become a key partner in healthy-community efforts.

NPC188154

CM | 1.25

Planning Amidst Denver's Rapid Growth

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

The traditional "areas of stability and change" approach is aging in the face of unprecedented growth in Denver. Learn about a new change-management tool that integrates equity, access, and placemaking to respond to changing demographics and preferences.

NPC188161

CM | 1.25

Redevelopment of the Historic Lorton Prison

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

The historic 1920s “Progressive Era” Lorton prison was closed and sold to Fairfax County (Virginia) in 2001. Learn how this place was then transformed into a community of unique residential and commercial spaces, through master planning and public-private partnerships.

NPC188189

CM | 1.25

Safe and Equitable Transportation for All

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Planners and engineers have new resources available to them to create solutions for equitable and safe mobility in small towns, suburbs, and urban centers. Review groundbreaking work in active transportation and complete streets programs.

NPC188204

CM | 1.25

Tools for Equity: Building Justice

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

What does equity look like in the neighborhoods, communities, and spaces that we plan? How can we promote collective visioning and equitable public-planning processes? Discover how four practitioners are supporting equity in their work, and the challenges they face.

NPC188231

CM | 1.25

Transforming Communities into Smart Cities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

So much information — big data, smart cities. Learn from actual ongoing projects and expert testimony from strategy developers and implementation officials on how to succeed in developing an innovation platform to launch your community into the digital age.

NPC188237

CM | 1.25

Water- and Land-Use Planning Relationships

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Though there are interrelationship between water demand and land use, our knowledge about these relationships is limited. Learn about recent research that has begun to better define this relationship and challenge preconceived beliefs.

NPC188246

CM | 1.25

When You Are Expecting a Bypass

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Small- and medium-sized communities on highways are often faced with the prospects of a bypass. Examine myths and facts of bypasses and learn an innovative, multidimensional approach to bypass policy and planning practice for better long-term results.

NPC188253

CM | 1.25

Meeting the Need for Accessibility

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Learn what the law requires in regard to accessibility for people with disabilities, as well as strategies for planning for and implementing full and fair accessibility, both physical and participatory.

NPC188140

CM | 1.50

L | 1.50

Queer and the Conversation: Full Inclusion

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

Consider ethical responsibilities in reducing homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism; learn to create safer, freer environments for all community members; and practice being mindful of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

NPC188187

CM | 1.50

E | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

APA Awards Luncheon Additional Tickets

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  11:45 AM - 1 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall A

Regular

$60.00

Tickets for the awards luncheon are available for $60 to discounted attendees and guests of full registrants. Once capacity is reached, tickets will be unavailable. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.

NPC182305

TICKET REQUIRED

APA Awards Luncheon Invitation

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  11:45 AM - 1 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall A

Regular

$0.00

All full registrants are invited to the 2018 Awards Luncheon. Tickets are free, but are required to attend the event as capacity is limited. You must add this activity to your schedule to guarantee a slot in the luncheon. Once capacity is reached, tickets will be unavailable. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Arrive early to ensure a seat. Additional tickets may be purchased for $60.

NPC182304

Advancing Resilience Through Community Planning

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Explore effective strategies to integrate hazard-mitigation planning into the larger community planning processes. Learn how to use selected models and tools to understand inundation risks and strengthen the local planning process to improve community resilience.

NPC188008

CM | 1.25

Bike Share

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

What are the challenges and benefits of having bike-sharing programs in your county or jurisdiction? Find out from municipalities that have already implemented such programs.

NPC188027

CM | 1.25

Confederate Monuments: What's to Be Done?

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

What to do with Confederate (and other) monuments is a timely question. Can we reuse symbols of oppression in dialogue with current (improved?) attitudes? Hear from individuals involved in this discussion, in New Orleans and elsewhere.

NPC188052

CM | 1.25

Creating Innovative Design: Public-Private Partnerships

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Government, developers, and lawyers often dictate the terms defining sites before design even begins, but a new approaches to public-private partnerships can help planners play a greater role. Learn design and presentation skills to influence policy, promote innovation, and improve communities.

NPC188057

CM | 1.25

Creating and Monitoring Healthy Affordable Housing

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how designers, affordable-housing advocates, and public health professionals can collaborate to evaluate community-health considerations; prioritize strategies to promote health through design and construction; and determine how to track outcomes to measure impact.

NPC188055

CM | 1.25

Daniel Burnham Award Winners Tell All

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

Sure, they won the award. But when the rubber hit the road, how did these APA Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan winners perform? Learn about continued engagement, public reporting, and implementation approaches of national award-winning comprehensive plans.

NPC188059

CM | 1.25

Getting Ahead of Self-Driving Cars

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Self-driving cars are coming — and fast. Hear from a public works director, national researcher, and national consultant who examine two key areas where planners should be focusing on autonomous vehicle impacts: street design/management and parking-garage design/management.

NPC188097

CM | 1.25

Green Infrastructure Retrofit Program in Hyperdrive

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

Gain new perspectives and solutions on how to accomplish and fund large-scale green-infrastructure and climate-resiliency programs that address watershed protection and restoration through partnerships.

NPC188101

CM | 1.25

Homeowner Stability, Displacement in East Brooklyn

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

East New York, Brooklyn, is a gentrifying neighborhood where speculation, scams, and foreclosures threaten low- and moderate-income homeowners and their renters. Find out what drives homeowner displacement, where owners move when they leave, and what policies can promote homeowner stability.

NPC188104

CM | 1.25

Layering Strategies to Achieve Resilience

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

With HUD funding through gained from two competitions, a team of engineers, planners, and designers developed a replicable six-layer strategy for resilience to position communities for prosperity, equity, and environmental quality despite shocks and stresses.

NPC188127

CM | 1.25

Organizing Government Structures Around Policy Priorities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Local governments are increasingly choosing to structure themselves around policy priorities. Hear how two cities — New Orleans and Denver — have changed their internal structures to better incorporate resilience planning and progressive mobility goals, respectively.

NPC188156

CM | 1.25

Planning for Open Communities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Planning for open communities is not simply a legal obligation, but necessary for community resilience and prosperity. Learn effective strategies to create more open, sustainably diverse, and thriving communities through local government and nonprofit coordination.

NPC188167

CM | 1.25

Planning for the Other Half

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

When it comes to cities, women are the canaries in the coal mine — where there are no women, something is wrong. This women-led session explores the importance of women as decision-makers so that cities are planned, designed, and built for all.

NPC188169

CM | 1.25

Planning, Politics, Promotion

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Position yourself for your next promotion! Hear career success stories and participate in a discussion with a diverse group of planning directors representing a variety of nationally known cities.

NPC188178

CM | 1.25

Promoting Diversity and Inclusive Communities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

Discover the barriers to integration of diversity in planning education and practice through recent studies that explore perceptions and personal experiences of diversity in the workplace, practice, and education. Learn strategies to foster diversity and promote culturally competent planning.

NPC188182

CM | 1.25

Public Art Ecosystems: Artrepreneurs in Development

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

The removal of Confederate commemorative memorials has shone a spotlight on the role of public art. We will discuss the establishment of public art “ecosystems” and the importance of artrepreneurs in bridging community gaps.

NPC188183

CM | 1.25

Setting the Table for All

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Explore how planners can reset the table to ensure equitable and inclusive engagement, particularly for marginalized community members. Learn how Lawrence, Kansas, and Omaha, Nebraska, are improving community-engagement strategies in the food-systems planning process.

NPC188209

CM | 1.25

Talk vs Action: New Public Engagement

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

New methods of communication are revolutionizing the planning process, but what’s actually working and meaningfully connecting with communities? Share your experiences and war stories regarding public participation and its influence on planning and decision -making.

NPC188221

CM | 1.25

Vision Zero: A Transportation Revolution

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  1 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Why "Vision Zero"? Hear about this innovative approach to traffic safety, and learn about the bold engineering and programmatic actions that Denver and Seattle are taking to make streets better and safer for all.

NPC188245

CM | 1.25

TICKET REQUIRED

Youth: Empowering Leaders Today

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 6 PM CDT

Regular

$25.00

Young leaders build strong communities! Help teach urban planning to over 100 students at the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Louisiana during this interactive workshop that will: emphasize the importance of youth engagement, provide hands-on activities, focus on involvement and education; and put these skills into action through volunteerism and an amazing opportunity to inspire young people of

NPC182309

TICKET REQUIRED

City Park: Recovery After Hurricane Katrina

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 6:30 PM CDT

Regular

$55.00

This mobile workshop will explore the extensive damage New Orleans City Park sustained from Hurricane Katrina as well as efforts to marshal resources to rebuild the park.

NPC180004

CM | 4

TICKET REQUIRED

St. Bernard Parish - Climate Adaptation

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 6:30 PM CDT

Regular

$39.00

In the aftermath of hurricanes and oil spills, St. Bernard Parish has emerged as a leader in climate adaptation. Immerse yourself in this living laboratory, exploring plans and projects while learning about the local cultural heritage of Isleños (Canary Islanders).

NPC180005

CM | 4

TICKET REQUIRED

Mandeville: Hazard Mitigation in Historic Districts

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:15 PM - 6:45 PM CDT

Regular

$39.00

Take a walking tour of the City of Mandeville historic district and learn how (and why) requirements for elevation of structures and new zoning practices were adopted to address flood events.

NPC180024

CM | 4

TICKET REQUIRED

Exploring the Potential of Brownfield Sites

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:30 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Regular

$44.00

Tour brownfield sites in the New Orleans metro area to learn strategies for addressing environmental issues that vacant and underutilized properties pose. Learn how to facilitate their redevelopment with resources from EPA’s Brownfield Program.

NPC180011

CM | 2.50

Assembly: Design Meets Civic Life

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

This session will highlight key findings from original research, focusing on how the design of place can help rebuild trust, revitalize neighborhoods, and support interaction among diverse groups.

NPC188017

CM | 1.25

Broadband Planning: Smart Cities and Superclusters

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Learn comprehensive planning practices and the role of Wi-Fi SuperClusters in planning a resilient and sustainable smart city. Through case studies, experts share how high-speed broadband drives economic development and improves public safety, agricultural output, health care, and educational services.

NPC188032

CM | 1.25

Do Cities Need Zoning Administrators?

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about the role of zoning administrators in today's complex municipal environment and how they work with planners, land-use lawyers, and developers to achieve the implementation of a city's plans.

NPC188068

CM | 1.25

Envisioning a Thriving Border Region

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Border urban areas are active centers of urban life, economic activity, and cultural expressions — and have the potential to be multi-cultural destination areas. Learn how to uncover their potential and balance local, state, and national priorities.

NPC188081

CM | 1.25

Keeping History Above Water

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how in times of limited funding but unlimited access to global information, a small budget can be stretched through public-private collaborations to gather, share, and implement strategies for adapting historic communities to climate change.

NPC188124

CM | 1.25

Land-Value Capture for Community Benefits

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

Public investment and governmental actions, like up-zonings, can increase private-property values. How can local governments capture some of that land value to support new infrastructure, affordable housing, and other amenities that improve quality of life for all residents?

NPC188125

CM | 1.25

Mission Action Plan 2020: Neighborhood Stabilization

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

In the midst of the housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area, learn about San Francisco's city-community collaboration in the Mission District — one of the neighborhoods with the highest eviction rates — to address this major urban challenge.

NPC188144

CM | 1.25

Residential Resilience Audits

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about residential resilience audits and how they have been implemented in New York and Boulder, Colorado. Resilience audits engage homeowners directly on resiliency issues, gather data about vulnerability trends across neighborhoods and building types, and encourage cost-effective improvements.

NPC188198

CM | 1.25

Spatial Justice and the Shrinking City

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

Legacy cities like Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans face challenges in providing services and infrastructure over vast areas that are sparsely populated and have limited resources. How can planners address issues of environmental justice and spatial equity in communities like these?

NPC188218

CM | 1.25

The Hartford Line TOD Action Plan

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about an innovative process to leverage a transformative investment in commuter rail to benefit municipalities along the Hartford Line corridor in Connecticut, including best practices in moving from plan to implementation for suburban transit-oriented development.

NPC188225

CM | 1.25

Tigard, Where Collaboration Meets Goals

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

You know Tigard from Dolan v. City of Tigard. But this collaborative economic-development success story unlocked a constrained site to create a mixed-use employment and workforce-housing development with infrastructure improvements that spurred economic activity and quality of life.

NPC188228

CM | 1.25

Transit in the Age of Autonomy

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

How will transit be affected by the widespread advancement of autonomous transportation technologies? Explore various modes of transit, both inter-city and intra-city, and how those modes may be replaced or integrated with autonomous technology.

NPC188238

CM | 1.25

Upcycling Infrastructure: Transforming Connections and Communities

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 4 PM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Explore the transformational impacts of "upcycling" excess capacity and underutilized transportation-infrastructure assets. More than just redesigning roads to accommodate bikes/buses, Cleveland is changing communities and lives by repurposing infrastructure from just "it's there" to "it's vital".

NPC188241

CM | 1.25

AICP Exam Prep Session

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

The AICP Exam Prep deep dive provides an overview of the AICP Certification exam for examinees, covering the five exam sections, a few practice questions, and testing strategies. The AICP credentialed presenters have decades of experience in the public and private sectors.

NPC189000

CM | 2.25

Civic Engagement for a Resilient Community

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

What needs to be in place before you face difficult conversations with the public about the future? Learn how outreach efforts can help to strengthen social networks and community resiliency needed for meaningful public engagement in a diverse community.

NPC189003

CM | 2.25

Delivering Innovation in Varied Political Environments

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

From Boulder and Colorado Springs, Colorado, to the Orlando, Florida, metro region, planners work in differing political environments. Learn techniques to align your communities’ values — and achieve innovative planning results.

NPC188061

CM | 1.25

Evaluating Policy Outcomes Through Modeling

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Learn about the Atlanta Regional Commission's experience in simulation modeling across planning areas, including the benefits and uses of spatial socioeconomic and travel modeling for forecasting and policy analysis.

NPC189009

CM | 2.25

Plan for the Job You Want

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Roll up your sleeves and work on those key skills that will get you the job you want! In this highly interactive deep-dive session, you will identify your strengths, formulate your “elevator pitch,” and practice nailing the interview.

NPC188159

CM | 2.25

Unconscious Biases in Urban Planning

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  2:45 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Learn cutting-edge research and mitigation strategies for recognizing the impact of unconscious biases in our daily interactions, behaviors, and decision-making for the organizations and communities we serve.

NPC189013

CM | 2.25

Big Data: Applications for Planning Challenges

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

Big-data analyses and remote sensing are helping planners to address some challenging real-world problems. Learn how sophisticated tools and complex data have helped planners to develop solutions that guide on-the-ground work.

NPC188026

CM | 1.25

Impacts of Emerging Technology on Development

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Examine emerging technologies - autonomous vehicles (AVs), e-commerce, and the sharing economy - and the profound impacts they may have on parking, residential preferences, housing prices, and transit-oriented development.

NPC188110

CM | 1.25

LGBTQ Prides: Tool for Urban Revitalization?

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) pride events have become widespread, even in smaller cities. Are they a reliable tool for economic development? Hear how urban planners are linking LGBTQ pride events and urban revitalization efforts.

NPC188132

CM | 1.25

Planning Under Fire: Balancing Project Needs

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how emerging professionals and seasoned public-sector employees have navigated challenging circumstances while working on retail and housing planning projects. Share experiences with your peers and leave with practical ideas when confronting similar circumstances in your daily work.

NPC188176

CM | 1.25

Planning in an Age of Fear

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

How do we ensure inclusivity in a political climate increasingly hostile to minorities? Join a group discussion, facilitated by emerging planners, and examine the current political climate, its impact on planning for marginalized communities, and strategies for ensuring inclusivity.

NPC188172

CM | 1.25

Putting the Activist in Bureactivist

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Hear how your values and career can align while working for government or private-sector institutions. Early career professionals share their journeys, triumphs, and challenges. This session is ideal for professionals considering what's next and managers pondering recruitment and retention.

NPC188186

CM | 1.25

Read My Mind! I'm the Client

Date:  April 23, 2018 Time:  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

Working with consultants is a reality for many planners. Learn how to work alongside your consultant and how to be a better client. Hear from planning professionals who have worked both in and for the public sector.

NPC188188

CM | 1.25

 

 

Apr 24   

TICKET REQUIRED

NOLA International Airport: Terminal Building

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  7:30 AM - 11 AM CDT

Regular

$29.00

New Orleans’s new world-class airport terminal, now under construction, will showcase state-of-the-art technology and a space-age look. Examine the planning and financing challenges, as well as the economic impact, from the airport director and others.

NPC180030

CM | 2.50

TICKET REQUIRED

The Working Cajun Coast

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  7:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Regular

$107.00

Explore the cultural diversity of Cajun Country, which boasts centuries of cultural history and a dynamic economic background. The tour will explore historical downtowns, unique land-use planning, diverse maritime economic activity, and coastal restoration.

NPC180043

CM | 7.50

 

3D for Every Planner

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Add 3D to your planning toolkit with ease using today’s 3D GIS technology. This session explores the application of 3D for data visualization, long-range planning, evaluating development proposals, and winning support for catalytic projects with realistic development concepts.

NPC188000

CM | 1.25

Annual Meeting and Leadership Honors

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  Great Hall A

Cost Included in Registration

NPC186003

Comprehensive Planning and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

How can green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) shape recommendations and help planners implement a comprehensive plan? Learn how the planning process guides the location and design of GSI. The Philadelphia2035 plan and the city's "Green City, Clean Waters" program provide answers.

NPC188050

CM | 1.25

Design Review in the Pacific Northwest

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how Seattle and Portland, Oregon, are keeping momentum strong while striving for design quality and community support during a busy development cycle. Hear how each city will transform its design review and balance public engagement and collaboration.

NPC188234

CM | 1.25

Evolution of Inclusivity in Planning Projects

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Achieving inclusivity and engagement in planning initiatives is more critical today than ever, given changing technologies and political landscapes. Explore the evolution of and current approaches to this compelling issue.

NPC188087

CM | 1.25

Housing for a Resilient New Orleans

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  227

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how New Orleans undertook a community-driven process to address one of its most pressing challenges — housing affordability — and how its mayor created a role for the city to quell rising housing costs and displacement.

NPC188105

CM | 1.25

How Rising Displacement Defines Housing Development

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Rising rents and displacement define often housing policies and development politics in cities. Representatives from San Francisco and Seattle city agencies, community advocates, and developers discuss how their strategies interact, contradict, and contribute to overall housing affordability.

NPC188107

CM | 1.25

MADG: Train Stations Need Love Too

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

The area outside of a train station's fare gates are often "no man's land"— parking lots or driveways connecting to the nearest street. Learn how BART's stations aim to be different by prioritizing the passenger experience and balancing the needs of all modes.

NPC188136

CM | 1.25

Planning: Where Community Engagement Meets Equity

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

This session provides information on conducting meaningful engagement of minority and low-income communities in the planning process and discusses successful approaches and techniques to ensure equitable outcomes.

NPC188177

CM | 1.25

Regional Livable Communities

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Livable communities programs are busting land-use and transportation silos to advance regional goals with local work. Performance measures, evaluation, and communication programs identify and disseminate the impacts of these programs, and embed principles of livability within broader capital programming.

NPC188191

CM | 1.25

Security Design in the Public Realm

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Civic spaces have become targets of opportunity for terrorists. Learn how thoughtful planning and design of the public realm can enhance public safety and security while maintaining accessible, beautiful, and welcoming public spaces.

NPC188208

CM | 1.25

Sign Regulations That Encourage Creative Design

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

How does your community regulate signs so they fit in with desired community aesthetics? This session will focus on unique zoning tools that allow for and encourage outstanding sign design.

NPC188213

CM | 1.25

The Art of Private-Practice Planning

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Learn the art of persuading communities to create visions for their futures. Explore the challenges and rewards of private-practice planning, including the role of the consultant who collaborates on a range of initiatives across diverse communities.

NPC188223

CM | 1.25

The Planner’s Strongest Allies: Successful Farmers

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

Explore regional and local strategies, policies, and funding tools for preserving agricultural land and supporting economically successful farmers.

NPC188226

CM | 1.25

 

Transformation of Place in Small Cities

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Examine two groundbreaking programs run by MassDevelopment — the Transformative Development Initiative and Commonwealth Places — that help small cities turn themselves into more vibrant places.

NPC188233

CM | 1.25

Waterworld: Old Movie Turned New Reality

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Coastal communities are facing severe, increasing, and compounding threats to their long-term sustainability. How are they planning to reduce hazard risks and become more resilient? Explore examples from all four coasts of the continental United States.

NPC188248

CM | 1.25

From Vacancy to Vitality

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

From vacant buildings to empty lots, even our densest cities have room to grow without demolition. Learn how new planning approaches can remove regulatory barriers and provide incentives to conserve valuable older buildings and encourage reuse and infill.

NPC188095

CM | 1.50

L | 1.50

Planning Ethics and Today's Challenges

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 10 AM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

All practitioners sometimes grapple with the right thing to do in complex and often ambiguous situations that seem inconsistent with their own experiences or the AICP code. Learn how to make ethical decisions more easily.

NPC188164

CM | 1.50

E | 1.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Building Resilience Through Green Infrastructure

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

Regular

$50.00

Learn about New Orleans' approach to green infrastructure and how it supports the city's existing drainage system, explore demonstration projects, and learn about large-scale innovative urban water management projects that support the region's vision of "living with water".

NPC180003

CM | 3.50

TICKET REQUIRED

A Look at The Lower Ninth Ward Today

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  8:45 AM - 12 PM CDT

Regular

$65.00

Join the New Orleans Redevelopment Agency (NORA) on a tour of its major initiatives in the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood.

NPC180039

CM | 2.50

Exhibit Hall Open

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 12 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

TICKET REQUIRED

Lower Garden District Walking Tour

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 12 PM CDT

Regular

$61.00

Take a walking tour of the Lower Garden District and explore the history and architecture of this 200-year-old neighborhood as well as major changes to it in the last 40 years.

NPC180023

CM | 2.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Transportation to New Orleans' Charter Schools

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  9:15 AM - 12 PM CDT

Regular

$55.00

Almost all public schools are charter managed in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. This decentralized, constantly shifting dynamic necessitates creativity and collaborative efforts. Learn about the effects of the charter school system on planning for school transportation on this bus tour.

NPC180046

CM | 2

TICKET REQUIRED

Katrina Retrospective New Orleans Mobile Tour

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT

Regular

$64.00

Take a guided tour of 100 of the most significant land-use and transportation changes in the New Orleans area since Hurricane Katrina.

NPC180020

CM | 5.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Downtown Baton Rouge Development Walking Tour

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  9:45 AM - 3 PM CDT

Regular

$83.00

Experience the renaissance of downtown Baton Rouge. Learn about the developments, partnerships, and catalytic projects that changed the landscape of downtown and brought a mostly abandoned district back to life in little more than a decade.

NPC180009

CM | 4.50

TICKET REQUIRED

Tour of Broadmoor Neighborhood's Recovery Post-Katrina

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10 AM - 12 PM CDT

Regular

$55.00

Tour the Broadmoor neighborhood and learn about new features that help mitigate stormwater in its environs.

NPC180045

CM | 1.50

A Team Approach to Wildfire Planning

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  230

Cost Included in Registration

Wildfires are on the rise, and planners are learning new roles to help address resiliency. Learn how you can team with emergency professionals to prepare your community through comprehensive plans, development, and building codes.

NPC188003

CM | 1.25

Civic Technologies for Equitable Transportation Planning

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  222

Cost Included in Registration

This session will appeal to a diverse group of audiences, from urban planners to public health experts. Explore gender distinctions, age, and cultural and physical barriers influencing the biking/walking behavior of underrepresented populations.

NPC188041

CM | 1.25

Ecodistricts and Environmental Justice Academy Precepts

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  223

Cost Included in Registration

Explore a proven approach to community revitalization that combines EcoDistrict protocols and Environmental Justice Academy precepts. Discover how to integrate these protocols and precepts to promote equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities.

NPC188997

CM | 1.25

Fifty Years of Inspired Planning: Boulder

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  216

Cost Included in Registration

Explore how planning has evolved in the 50 years since Boulder, Colorado, first taxed itself to buy open space and build multimodal transportation and the 40 years since the city-county comprehensive plan was adopted.

NPC188227

CM | 1.25

How to Evaluate Your Parking Policies

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  210

Cost Included in Registration

Federal and local agencies established transportation-policy frameworks for the Washington, D.C., region that encourage transit-oriented development and effective-demand management. Find out what happened when these agencies re-evaluated their policies.

NPC188109

CM | 1.25

International Smart Cities

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  207

Cost Included in Registration

How can your city become a smart, sustainable city? Learn strategies and tools used internationally to adopt information and communication technologies for better city planning, management, and governance.

NPC188119

CM | 1.25

Plan Alignment: Creating Comprehensive Health Plans

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R08

Cost Included in Registration

Aligning comprehensive plans and community health improvement plans (CHIPs) has the potential to ensure effective implementation of a community’s goals and support healthy, equitable places. Representatives of Plan4Health communities and the American Hospital Association will share lessons learned.

NPC188158

CM | 1.25

Planner-Artist Partnerships for Creative Placemaking

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R01

Cost Included in Registration

Differing techniques, language, and cultures can be an obstacle for planners and artists working together to improve their built environments through creative placemaking. Help APA and partners bridge the gap in a fun, interactive session with a local flavor.

NPC188160

CM | 1.25

Planning Louisiana's Bridges with Big Data

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  219

Cost Included in Registration

In the Mississippi River Delta, planning bridges that connect communities is critical to transportation accessibility and economic development. Discover the opportunities – and limitations – big data presents for planners focused on connecting communities through bridges.

NPC188174

CM | 1.25

Public Square: Cleveland's Oldest/Newest Great Place

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R03

Cost Included in Registration

Public Square is the historic center of Cleveland, but roads have made it a place of transportation instead of activity. Learn about the city's extraordinary new park that's been around for years.

NPC188185

CM | 1.25

Regional Cooperation Leads to Local Implementation

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  206

Cost Included in Registration

An innovative multi-municipal streetlight-conversion project demonstrates how planners can work regionally to leverage the collective purchasing and decision-making power of municipalities to access implementation tools, lower costs, and build confidence in decision-making.

NPC188190

CM | 1.25

Smart Growth @ 20: What's Next?

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R02

Cost Included in Registration

The Maryland Smart Growth and Neighborhood Preservation Act is 20 years old this year. Whether you are a planner from Maryland or not, learn lessons and best practices from the program.

NPC188214

CM | 1.25

Tackling Affordable Housing at Multiple Scales

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R05

Cost Included in Registration

New Orleans is in the midst of an affordable-housing crisis. Explore three approaches from the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors, working in parallel at different scales to engage communities and foster solutions from the top down and bottom up.

NPC188220

CM | 1.25

Urban Equity: Restoring and Renewing Communities

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  213

Cost Included in Registration

Learn how visionary leadership, collaborative partnerships, and public investment in affordable housing, arts and culture, and preservation are empowering and regenerating historic communities in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) and New Orleans.

NPC188243

CM | 1.25

Urban Industrial Campus Design: NYC/NJ/NOLA

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R06

Cost Included in Registration

Manufacturing businesses are expanding in urban environments for the first time in decades. Explore the ongoing activation-planning process at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Kearny Point in New Jersey, and in New Orleans.

NPC188244

CM | 1.25

When Health Departments Lead Transportation Planning

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R09

Cost Included in Registration

State health departments are becoming unlikely leaders in local transportation planning. What does this mean for transportation? Explore the ramifications of this new lens for defining priorities and impacts; understanding health equity; and tapping into new partners, capacity, and funding.

NPC188252

CM | 1.25

Zoning for Sustainability

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Room:  R07

Cost Included in Registration

Discover strategies used to engage communities in the development of innovative zoning to improve the environmental health of underserved neighborhoods and communities experiencing rapid investment.

NPC188257

CM | 1.25

Weather It Together: Communicating Climate Adaptation

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Room:  Great Hall B

Cost Included in Registration

Planners have an important role to play in their communities' climate-action strategies. Learn how to use national partners, digital technology, and interactive forums to steer community leaders and residents towards climate solutions.

NPC188250

CM | 1.25

TICKET REQUIRED

Historic Tremé: Housing, Preservation, and Art

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 2:30 PM CDT

Regular

$59.00

The Bell School anchored New Orleans’s Tremé neighborhood for a century. Abandoned since Hurricane Katrina, the Bell School was transformed in 2017 into 79 units of affordable housing for artists and their families. Learn how housing, art, and historic preservation intersect.

NPC180016

CM | 3.50

GPN Lunch (Invite Only)

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  11 AM - 12:15 PM CDT

Cost Included in Registration

NPC184018

Closing Keynote

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  12 PM - 1 PM CDT

Room:  Great Hall A

Cost Included in Registration

Please join us for a closing session featuring Angela Glover Blackwell.

NPC186001

TICKET REQUIRED

APA Federal Planning Division Workshop

Date:  April 24, 2018 Time:  1:30 PM - 11:59 PM CDT

Regular

$275.00

New Orleans is one of the world's great mixing bowls. Food, music, cultures, religions and architecture collide at the intersection of commerce and geography. The federal government has been there since the Louisiana Purchase. Attend the Federal Planning Division's two-day Training Workshop (immediately after the National Planning Conference) and learn how federal planners, public and private, res

Keynote Speakers

Derreck Kayongo

Founder of the Global Soap Project

With his trademark panache, Derreck Kayongo inspires and empowers with his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship and humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way. Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world. In creating this global humanitarian initiative, he demonstrated that a simple, yet novel idea has the power to transform the lives of millions. A Top Ten CNN Hero in 2011, his passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking earned him his current role as CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur and renowned human rights activist, Derreck inspires audiences to dream big as he shares his vision for harnessing the power of observation to identify issues and solve challenges in any community or organization.

With palpable energy and enthusiasm, he brings his personal guiding principles, coined as S.E.L.F. – Service, Education, Leadership and Faith – to life in emotionally-packed presentations that linger long after his speech. Dynamic and empowering on stage, Derreck inspires a spirit of entrepreneurialism and creative problem-solving while spurring audiences to invent their own self-made motto of success so they can create tangible change in the world.

Angela Glover Blackwell

Chief Executive Officer, started PolicyLink

Angela Glover Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, started PolicyLink in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity. Under Blackwell’s leadership, PolicyLink has gained national prominence in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, and infrastructure. Prior to founding PolicyLink, Blackwell was Senior Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation, the founder of the Oakland (CA) Urban Strategies Council, and a partner at Public Advocates, a nationally known public interest law firm. As a leading voice in the movement for equity in America, Blackwell is a frequent commentator for some of the nation’s top news organizations, including The New York Times, the Huffington Post, Washington Post, Salon, and CNN, and was most recently published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. She has appeared regularly on such programs as public radio’s Marketplace, The Tavis Smiley Show, Nightline, and PBS’s Now. Blackwell has also been a guest on the PBS series Moyers & Company and PBS’s NewsHour. She is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010), and has contributed to What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and CFED, 2015), Worlds Apart: Poverty and Politics in Rural America (Yale University Press, 2014, second edition), and Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream (The New Press, 2007), among others.

In 2013, Blackwell and PolicyLink collaborated with the Center for American Progress to produce All In Nation: An America that Works for All. Blackwell serves on numerous boards, including the Children’s Defense Fund, the W. Haywood Burns Institute, the U.S. Water Alliance, and FSG. She also advises the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as one of 15 members of its Community Advisory Council. Angela earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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