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This course will highlight the fiscally standardized cities (FiSC) database. This tool can be used by cities to benchmark their fiscal data to comparable cities and thereby explore new measures for local fiscal health in U.S. cities. This is an intermediate course for experienced planners.
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?
Are you tired of your comprehensive plan sitting on the shelf and gathering dust? This course provides planning case studies and best practices from communities that have taken on the challenge of implementing their plans.
Planning for climate adaptation is a moving target. With ever evolving data and methods, projects can get bogged down in analyses. Hear how regional resilience planning initiatives in California and New Jersey are moving beyond assessments to promote act
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.
CM I .75
Nonmember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
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.
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.
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.
CM I 0.50
Nonmember Price: $20.00
Member Price: $10.00
Broadband is an essential infrastructure for communities to participate in a global digital economy. Communities across the country are taking part in local broadband and technology planning efforts. Learn why and how to get better connected.
Learn how online GIS tools can help improve collaboration and build consensus. This course explores emerging interactive GIS technologies that planners can use in projects and the steps required to quickly develop applications.
Is your planning process tangled in community politics and ongoing pandemic gridlock? Anticipating resistance to your transformational plan? Looking to build political support for your vision? Learn how “grasstops” leadership helps navigate local pol
Curious about how to harness ecosystem services as a tool in environmental planning? Using the Great Lakes basin as a case study, hear a cooperative dialogue on a timely topic for our generation.
What is missing from your climate resilience planning? It could be the people of your community. Learn how two very different communities leveraged equitable engagement as the cornerstone of their climate resilience planning efforts.
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.
Achieving future generations of healthy towns will require partnerships between public entities and the private sector. Case studies explore UK and American approaches in leveraging public and private collaboration and resources to implement healthy town
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.
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.
In the planning and design of capitol campuses, state governments address issues of facilities, sustainability, workplace, placemaking, and parking in the context of capital cities and downtowns.
Following 2017 hurricanes, the U.S. Virgin Islands government, FEMA, CDC, and APA partnered to begin the rebuilding process while considering the interconnectedness of the built environment, public health, and disaster risk reduction.
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.
Planners are found in traditional and nontraditional career paths and often a combination of both. Hear from planners whose careers spanned federal government, small business start-ups, nonprofit management, motherhood, and local government while shaping
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.
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.
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 prompts discussion about what is urgently needed and what is possible.
In a changing climate, cities have increasing climate mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, and infrastructure needs. How can cities pay for these plans? And how might climate change affect a city's credit ratings?