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The COVID-19 crisis requires planners to adapt in-person public outreach and engagement to virtual formats. Get lessons and tools to inform and improve future engagement efforts, including in person.
Finding sustained operating funding for parks is a challenge. Explore equitable programming and governance strategies for Guadalupe River Park, an 80-acre under-resourced park in downtown San Jose, California.
Ethics is at the core of the certified planner's professional obligation to serve the public interest. Learn from a half-dozen real-life ethics case studies focused on current ethical issues faced by planners.
CM I 1.50 (1.50 Ethics)
Nonmember Price: $60.00
Member Price: $30.00
Micro-level neighborhood characteristics are often not available, constraining our planning practice. Learn about a prediction model-building process based on Random Forest Regression.
The traditional comprehensive plan is ill-suited to addressing the broader and more systemic needs of many communities such as Ferguson, Missouri. The OurFerguson plan was an opportunity to build trust and explore traditional city building blocks through a racial equity lens.
The "Carolina Tracker" is an organized database that monitors key indicators in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Planners can use the tool to design remedial strategies. Learn how it works.
Learn from three city planning directors about the approaches and challenges they have overcome to address inequitable practices and confront inequalities and racism in their communities.
Schools have a tremendous impact on transportation patterns and housing choices. Learn about clear approaches that were used to structure a community-led engagement process that led to an analysis of structural inequities in school assignment policies.
The State of Equity Policy Agenda 2018 provides specific policy actions addressing inequalities and inequities in the Metropolitan Boston region. Learn about the challenges encountered when the agenda was introduced around the region and how they were ov
Explore the role that shared micromobility plays in the transportation system and how cities can use rapidly developing technologies to influence mobility, environmental equity, and public health outcomes — especially during and beyond the COVID-19 pan
Demand for large-scale solar development is booming across the U.S. Learn to maximize the benefits, minimize tradeoffs, and collaborate with traditionally under-resourced segments of the community.
Public and private sector experts explore how low-tech solutions can be paired with innovative strategies and tools to enhance inclusivity and drive community involvement. Create a balanced, meaningful planning process using pandemic-era scenarios.
Charlotte, North Carolina’s history of racial and economic segregation has influenced its built environment. Learn from the city's approach to equitable engagement and policy development before and during a pandemic.
Explore a tabletop exercise with video illustrations that demonstrates innovative storytelling techniques and emergency response best practices for a worst-case hurricane scenario.
Innovation must be a cornerstone of the comprehensive planning process. Learn about new approaches that were used in three distinct geographies to improve their plans and why each chose their approach.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) use technology to address transportation challenges. Implementing ITS can be difficult because of geographical limitations and the partnerships required, but examples from Texas show it can be done.
Cities are struggling to allow missing middle housing, but TOD policy has already succeeded. The TOD policy world would benefit from highlighting its smaller-scale wins, including unlocking economic opportunity for thousands of families.
Riots and protests are the outcomes of issues surrounding inequity and systemic racism. Since riots and protests in 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, has changed its approach on issues like displacement and affordable housing using policies, programs, and
As transportation trends change rapidly across the globe, this session focuses on recreating outdated infrastructure to meet our future transportation needs. Healthy transportation systems create healthy communities, and planning those systems during the
Dead-end streets can become safe spaces for play, art, and non-motorized transportation. Learn about opportunities, signage, traffic calming, and more for overburdened and underserved neighborhoods.
Moakley Park in Boston offers a roadmap for addressing pressing climate change needs while also prioritizing social, cultural, economic, and environmental equity. Learn the pivotal role this 60-acre waterfront park will play in Boston’s future.
Nonmember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
In the wake of the pandemic, Somerville, Massachusetts, created shared streets and outdoor dining, working with small immigrant-owned businesses to ensure they survive and thrive. Learn how it was done.
Nature-based solutions can help improve sustainability and well-being, especially in communities severely impacted by changing climate and unequal access to nature. Learn about integrating nature-based solutions in planning practice.
The conference opening speaker is Valerie Jarrett, a champion of equality and opportunity. In a Q&A format, Jarrett explores the role of planning in infrastructure, housing, COVID recovery, and planners as leaders.
Welcome to Boston! In place of the usual tour buses, get a taste of what's happening around the city and the region, in planning and beyond, directly from the local planning directors, mayors, advocates, and academics who know Boston best.
Nonmember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
This course will uncover how cities are using trails to shift land use patterns by using trails as an organizing element, similar to transit-oriented development (TOD), including how this emerging infrastructure can create a new space for cooperation an
Nonmember Price: $20.00
Member Price: $10.00
The COVID-19 crisis unveiled the reality that many of our responses are tailored for downtowns and well-off neighborhoods. Learn how Norfolk, Virginia, and the San Francisco Bay Area reached out to underserved communities in their recovery efforts.