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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.
The original purpose behind all the Diálogos was to set a national agenda for planning for Latinos in the U.S. and to ultimately provide a tool for Latino planners. Diálogos is a bottom-up approach that provides a platform for those voices of communiti
The "Gig for Government" trend is creating new kinds of consulting opportunities for planners. More than 45 percent of state and local government officials said they need professional workers who can be available on demand.
Nonmember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
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.
Concentrating affordable housing developments in communities of color can have a negative impact on diversity and economic growth. Case studies highlight the over-concentration of affordable housing and the economic impact it can create on the community.
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.
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) has grown rapidly over the last several decades. This course addresses what planners need to know about the WUI, including the tools planners can use to address WUI challenges.
Key tools and lessons from innovative equitable, sustainable, and resilient projects in the Bay Area demonstrate co-benefits, dispelling the narrative that these aims can’t coexist.
Nonmember Price: $50.00
Member Price: $25.00
Learn how planners, developers, and community organizations in Chicago’s North River communities fostered a collaborative, local approach to preserving and developing workforce housing.
Three quick and informative presentations in 60 minutes!Smart and Sustainable City FrameworkPlanning and Provision of Public Infrastructure: A Case Study of Drainage Canals in Tema, GhanaAn Approach for Inducing the Incorporation of Equity Measures into
Nonmember Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
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.
Learn targeted and tested hacks for your zoning that will effectively remove barriers for missing middle housing types such as duplexes, fourplexes, cottage courts, and mansion apartments.
Nonmember Price: $50.00
Member Price: $25.00
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