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Learn about the barriers to housing production and housing security in Oakland, California, during a construction boom, and see how stakeholders are overcoming them.
San Francisco Bay Area communities, ripe with the challenges planners face nationwide, have found new opportunities to innovate. Take a virtual trip around the Bay and learn about regional planning strategies, adapting to the shared economy, and planning
Successful plan implementation begins before the planning process starts, with clear achievable outcomes that drive the planning process. Learn how to jump-start implementation with lessons from urbanizing suburbs and historic central cities.
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.
What products are available for publishing zoning codes online, and how do they compare to premium hosting services? Learn best practices for publishing interactive online zoning codes, including case studies that highlight considerations in converting to a feature-rich online format.
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?
CM I 1.0
Nonmember Price: $40.00
Member Price: $20.00
Outside of traditional park space, how can the design of public spaces promote health? Exploring examples from New York City, this session will illustrate how innovative, inclusive design interventions can foster healthier, more engaged communities.
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
NYC's Economic Development Corporation and Transportation Department have teamed together to implement the ambitious BQX streetcar plan for the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront. Discover how these agencies are taking bold steps to prioritize surface transit in ways rarely seen in the United States.
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.
What typically transpires when retirees settle in a rural resort community? Affordable housing options decrease. Economic insecurity increases and younger workers migrate elsewhere. Learn about the interrelationships of these variables and how an enabling design approach can create communities where all generations thrive.
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.
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.
Non-traditional economic models, from creative and sharing economies to urban design and quality of life amenities, are increasingly vital considerations for developing robust economic strategies. Explore the opportunities presented by proactive and multi-faceted approaches to planning for tomorrow's economy.
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.
In this course, planners will share their insights about programs that effectively engage young people in community planning. Learn about the institutional support for these projects and assess what resources you might need to undertake your own project.
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.