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The recent infrastructure bill allocated $350 million to fund wildlife crossings across the US, constituting the largest investment Congress has made in such projects. This presentation will review 22 best practices for ensuring functional corridors.
As technology proliferates, tasks that previously took days or weeks are now completed in moments (demographic projections, mapping, open data). How can planners enhance their own capabilities, enhance the profession, and benefit historically underserved populations without falling prey to automation.
Tax increment financing (TIF) is a powerful tool for advancing major development projects, but its complexity can be daunting. This session covers best practices in TIF planning and policy from vision to implementation, utilizing case studies from Pittsburgh, PA.
Statistics on smartphone adoptions and demographic data from Transit App show low-income Americans disproportionately rely on real-time apps, indicating a greater role for technology in equity-minded service planning.
Conversations about growth can be difficult, especially in the context of historic systemic inequalities. This presentation outlines Charlotte’s data-driven approach and use of technology available to connect policies to development patterns.
Use PowerPoint to quickly create a visual interpretation of the zoning code that can easily be shared with others.
COVID-19 profoundly impacted small businesses, with minority-owned enterprises the hardest hit. Solutions demand that planners evaluate their toolkit to include short-term wins and inclusive outcomes.
Small towns and rural communities face many challenges, including rapid population change, economic hardships, and limited fiscal, administrative, and technical capacity. Through the strategic implementation of technology and intentional partnerships, small Texas towns are successfully achieving their goals.
What we thought would be a temporary shift in virtual engagement now appears to be something bigger. Hybrid is here to stay, and here's how you can make sure you can stay on top!
Understand how evolving uses of housing and changing resident bases in destination communities has impacted local worker housing affordability and availability and how innovative planning and policy tools and funding mechanisms can be leveraged.
Billions will be invested in broadband to bridge the digital divide in the coming years. High-speed broadband will transform society in how we work, access health care, and educate ourselves without leaving anyone behind. Get tools to make it happen.
Learn to put your best Zoom face forward and build quality virtual relationships with your team as well as stakeholders and community leaders.
Mindfulness and reflection are keys to effective practice. A mindfulnesspractice can free the best of your cognitive and emotional intelligence. Reflectioncan keep you anchored in the process of thinking-in-action. Learn about both concepts in this facilitated discussion.
Nonmember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
In planning, city digital twins can be used for experimentation and simulation, to test policy options, to enhance cross-departmental collaboration, and to improve community engagement. Learn how to get started with examples from Columbus, Georgia, and Boston.
Nonmember Price: $0.00
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See how a new, innovative approach moves away from antiquated nuisance code enforcement methods and uses artificial intelligence to improve efficiency, minimize conflict, and reduce geographic bias to focus on community interventions.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided historic investment in states and communities at a pivotal moment. Find out how communities are advancing solutions using ARPA funds and what policy changes may open new ARPA opportunities.
Nonmember Price: $40.00
Member Price: $20.00
This enduring vision for the San Diego/Tijuana region by Donald Appleyard and Kevin Lynch (1974) inspired almost 50 years of planning innovation. Prominent planners reflect how it influenced policy and regional thinking.
Many communities have more mobility needs than funding and should prioritize investments that provide the greatest societal benefits. This presentation discusses how project development and prioritization has helped bring millions in discretionary dollars to entities in the Houston region.
In order to provide a way to coordinate planning initiatives between its member municipalities. A solution called the Regional Data Platform to support local and regional workflows among planning professionals in the region.
How will the political landscape shift and how will it affect planning and the programs and policies planners need? Expert election analysis will help you prepare for potential impacts and understand possible implications for your community. Find out how the political winds are blowing and how to navigate change as the nation heads into a pivotal election season.
Nonmember Price: $40.00
Member Price: $20.00
Digital tools are finally coming of age and making a difference in planning. These tools enable planners to become even better storytellers while providing compelling, data-rich cases to audiences and stakeholders. See these tools in action from real world projects.
Learn the elements of an effective and equitable economic development initiative, how to successfully engage community members and partner organizations, and best practices for establishing feasible and achievable benchmarks to evaluate your initiative's effectiveness.
Learn how to use exploratory scenario planning, a tool to help you engage with a range of stakeholders and prepare for emerging future trends.
Planners have a responsibility to bridge the gap between urban forestry, planning, and equity. Learn how to leverage new spatial technologies so that all residents can benefit equally from a healthy and vibrant tree canopy.
Micro-level neighborhood characteristics are often not available, constraining our planning practice. Learn about a prediction model-building process based on Random Forest Regression.
Is your city ready for air taxis? Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles are anticipated to provide passenger service as soon as 2024. Discover how planners are helping cities prepare an AdvancedAirMobility (AAM) Transportation Plan.
Designathons and community design challenges provide an environment that fosters citizen empowerment and generates ideas for quick build and long-term projects. This course will cover Designathons, participant takeaways, and challenges associated with projects implemented through the iterative process.
The emerging field of geodesign, combined with innovative online GIS tools, creates dynamic platforms that inform, educate, and build consensus. Learn how to use tools to support an informed decision-making process in your current and advanced planning projects.
No bicycle counters? No problem! Learn how to utilize Strava data to analyze current, historic, and even future bicycle travel within your region or along your corridor.
More inclusive and equitable planning methods are needed to better understand and respond to the needs of underserved groups. Design thinking, a creative approach to problem-solving, offers a solution that centers insights from lived experiences .