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More communities in Connecticut are embracing transit-oriented development (TOD), and developing progressive policies to advance TOD projects around their rail and bus transit stations. This course focuses on successful examples of current TOD efforts at the local, regional and state level, and evaluates several case studies to highlight the key challenges, opportunities, and success stories.
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.
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.
CM I 2.25
Nonmember Price: $90.00
Member Price: $45.00
Transforming an obsolete development code may require the creation of new zoning districts. Learn how Raleigh, N.C., and Philadelphia navigated large-scale remappings through two different approaches, and how Albuquerque, N.M., seeks to learn from those experiences as it embarks on its own ambitious transformation.
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."
Cash-strapped states and cities need to creatively stretch limited transportation dollars to address current needs. Forward-thinking highway preservation projects can improve urban mobility for all modes of travel while restoring or replacing our 50+ year-old, inefficient auto-centric transportation systems.
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.
Put P3s to work for your community! Four experts from diverse backgrounds explore how to create public-private partnerships that preserve housing and stimulate neighborhood revitalization. This course provides Planners with an understanding of how to create and sustain public private partnerships that foster neighborhood revitalization through housing preservation.
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.
Gain a deeper understanding of Vision Zero, a commitment to eliminating traffic fatalities and creating a culture that prioritizes traffic safety that originated in Sweden nearly two decades ago. Today cities across the world have implemented similar initiatives. Gain insight into the Vision Zero initiatives in three major cities: San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
Though there is 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.
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.
The water issues face by communities; whether cities, suburbs, or rural areas; are quite similar despite scale. New York, Seattle, and San Francisco (all of which have unfiltered water supplies) have a tradition of collaborating in the field of watershed planning. Learn about the synergy achieved by this collaboration.
While 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.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in Reed vs. Town of Gilbert created numerous sign-regulation issues for communities. Learn about the impact of the landmark case from experts who will review the decision, examine how subsequent federal and state court decisions have applied it, investigate how several jurisdictions have responded to it, and discuss common concerns with regard to it.
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.
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.
Hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about how local and state legislation has affected the growth of the spirits industry in Frederick, Maryland, and what challenges exist statewide.
Today's zoning codes strive to address increasingly complex urban environments and often fall short. An international panel of experts argues that zoning may need to regulate less and regulate things that haven't before been regulated. Listen as the panelists debateÂ alternative, simpler, and possibly more effective approaches to implementing planning in zoning codes.
The planning agencies in Norfolk and New York, both coastal cities exposed to flood risk, are updating zoning regulations to facilitate adaptation. Discover how the zoning tools they're using can be tailored to address the flood risk profile of your community.
Developing small lots helps curb sprawl and promote sustainable regional growth. Explore how considering design, site layout, and context facilitates the redevelopment of these sites. Case studies from inner-city communities, redeveloping seashore towns, and established neighborhoods will demonstrate best practices.
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.
Urban zoning is often "two sizes too small" and prevents continuation of the built form that made urban neighborhoods great. Zoning ordinances often prevent the built form that makes great urban neighborhoods. Learn how two cities employed different approaches - one tactical, the other comprehensive - to fix this problem.
Zoning to protect water resources can lead to takings claims. Learn how a community applied zoning regulations to protect its shoreline and won a Supreme Court takings case and how you can build those principles into your zoning regulations.
CM I 1.50 (1.50 Law)
Nonmember Price: $60.00
Member Price: $30.00