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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.
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.
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.
Learn about the trends impacting tech-oriented planning and development, the evolving geography of advanced industry clusters, and the transformative potential for the American city.
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.
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.
This course tackles change management through several lenses: using data and smart city strategies, managing transportation and placemaking, and harnessing scenario and performance-based planning techniques.
Learn how to plan, fund, and implement next-gen transportation innovations from three entities that are putting ideas into practice, including the first city to pilot an AV shuttle, a regional planning agency, and a national mobility consultant.
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 about the development of San Francisco's Treasure Island and its innovations in urban design, landscape-based water management, and native and wildlife habitat creation.
How do legislative and planning and zoning regulations on native lands differ? Educators and tribal and non-tribal planning practitioners discuss historical and contemporary tribal government planning structures and familiarize non-tribal planners with i
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
Changing preferences, hyperdrive economic growth, and shrinking affordable supply have resulted in growing pains for cities. Planners in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Philadelphia are employing unconventional anti-gentrification tools.
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.
What are communities doing to unlock their full potential for urban housing? Many cities are paving the way for great, high density neighborhoods. Hear about what Santa Monica, Oakland, and Seattle have done to meet aggressive housing goals.
An aging America is an invisible force shaping our communities. Explore innovations that shift the paradigm to aging-friendly communities including quick-action grants, age-friendly models from universities, and new integrated mechanisms for service syst
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.
How can you use your on-call consultants to your advantage in this time of limited resources, greater expectations, and complex projects? This course explores strategies to help agencies tap into the talents and extra horsepower on-call consultants can b
Can working with nature be a faster, greener, cheaper, safer way to respond to sea level rise and intensified storms? What's developing in nature-based "green" alternatives and can they replace or complement traditional "gray" infrastructure?
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.
New mobility options are flooding our streets while existing infrastructure revenue streams are dwindling. Discover the techniques cities and states are exploring and implementing to gain control of and fund their streets, curbs, and sidewalks.
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.
Montgomery County, Maryland, is paving the way as the first suburban jurisdiction to adopt Vision Zero, a policy to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries.
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.