October 14, 2009 4:00-5:30 pm
Explore how incentives are created for sustainability. Who creates them? To whom are they given? At what level do they work best? And, what has been most effective over time? Panelists discuss both the tools and the underlying policy objectives. Hear about incentives, such as surcharges, fees, tax reductions, and how they have been implemented. Speakers assess how they have fared in different locations. Learn what can be applied to your circumstance. Approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
Planning with Large Institutions
November 18, 2009 4:00-5:00 pm
Hospitals, universities, and other large institutions have a dramatic impact on their host communities. At times the needs of the institution are in conflict with the community. In other situations, the institutions may be committed to sustaining the surrounding neighborhoods and local planners and officials are challenged to help guide investment and development. Learn how institutions and communities work successfully and the role the planning commission and other officials play.
Performance Measurement in Transportation Planning
January 20, 2010 4:00-5:30 pm
How can communities measure livability or find a balance between speed-based measures, such as Levels of Service and measures of good urban form that support non-automotive modes? Learn the appropriate way to measure performance for a corridor study where redevelopment is balanced with mobility. Planning needs good performance indicators to help officials and the public understand the implications of decisions. Whether you are working on local plans and the relationship to CIP, on state transportation plans, or regional scenario planning, this program provides answers. Approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
Redevelopment and Revitalization for a New Era
March 17, 2010 4:00-5:30 pm
The current economy coupled with the federal stimulus package provide new opportunities for redevelopment in many communities. What is being funded and what opportunities are emerging? Will mixed use continue to be a goal of redeveloped area? Will the desire to use resources more efficiently provide a good match with planning goals. One thread will focus on redevelopment financing such as TIF, special district financing, and joint development financing and how they are working as tools in this economic climate. Approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
Design Review for Officials
May 26, 2010 4:00-5:00 pm
One challenge for communities is how to identify and maintain its desired character. How far should regulation and control go? When should communities rely on voluntary guidelines? What legal considerations should be taken into account as communities establish design review functions. Learn how to create and sustain design review processes that achieve the community’s goal and support good planning
2010 Planning Law Review
June 30, 2010 4:00-5:30 pm
The Supreme Court will have ended its deliberations for the year; so it is time to assess legal landscape of the past year. Did changes on the Court result in a new direction? How have states been addressing planning issues — are we seeing the demise of ballot box initiatives? What progress has been made on climate change legislation? Have any new cases changed the course for planning? A panel of attorneys and legislative experts provides analysis. Approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.