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2015 Annual Conference Presentations

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General Information:

Final Program

Thank you for coming to the Annual Conference, we will see you next year in Allentown: Communities, Corridors, and Connections
Presentations are below:


Main Sessions

  • Opening Keynote: The 8-80 City: Creating Vibrant and Healthy Communities for All | 1.25 CM
  • Pitkin Lecture: Making the Case for Planning | 1.0 CM
  • Plenary: Sustainability: Fad, Fashion or Reality? | 1.50 CM

Mobile Workshops

  • M1. Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail-Connecting Neighborhoods, Businesses and Local Attractions | 2.50 CM
  • M2. Emergent Millvale: How Diverse, Citizen-led Projects Can Collectively Create Effective Placemaking | 3.0 CM (view handout)
  • M3. Over the River & Up the Hill Transportation History | 2.0 CM
  • M4. Pittsburgh as Planning History Tour | 3.0 CM
  • M5. Walking Exploration of Pittsburgh to Find 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design | 1.50 CM

Concurrent Sessions A

Concurrent Sessions B

Concurrent Sessions C

  • C1. 44 Communities for Water Quality: York County’s Regional Stormwater Approach | 1.25 CM
  • C2. Planning for Place: Utilizing Data, Policy and Design Solutions to Support Placemaking within the Framework of a Traditional Comprehensive Plan | 1.25 CM
  • C3. Community Resiliency Planning through Floodplain Analysis | 1.25 CM
  • C4. From Blight to Bright: Latest Developments in Blight and Land Banking | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • C5. Addressing the So-Called Agenda 21 ‘Conspiracy’ | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • C7. Boomer Planners-Our Legacy to Pennsylvania Planning

Concurrent Sessions D

  • D1. Preparing for the AICP Exam (view presentation)
  • D2. Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D3. Planning for Healthy Communities: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D4. Planning Consultants Roundtable | 1.25 CM
  • D5. How Municipalities Can Fight the Challenge of Vacancy | 1.25 CM(view presentation)
  • D7. Grass Roots Success Story-East Ohio Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements | 1.25 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions E

  • E1. Planning Ethics and Ethical Planning Decisions | 1.50 CM Ethics
  • E2. Review of Recent Land Use Decisions of the Commonwealth and Federal Courts and State Agencies | 1.50 CM Law
  • E3. New Market Tax Credits | 1.50 CM (view presentation 1) (view presentation 2) (view presentation 3)
  • E4. Engaging Communities in Large Landscape Planning | 1.50 CM
  • E7. Fast-Fun-Fervent (view presentations)

Technology Salon

Concurrent Sessions F

  • F1. Reimagining Our Relationship with Rain: Stormwater Solutions that Promote Efficiency, Reduce Cost and Enhance Communities | 1.25 CM
  • F2. Energy Production Patterns and Community Impacts in Pennsylvania: Data Access and Analysis to Inform Planning | 1.25 CM
  • F3. SEPTA’s Bike Action Plan: If You Build It,”Wheel” They Come? | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • F4. Millennials and Social Media: Their Impacts on Planning, Land Use, and Design of Places | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • F5. From Big Rigs to Buggies: A Lincoln Highway for All Users | 1.25 CM (view presentation 1) (view presentation 2) (view presentation 3) (Route 30 Streetscape Plan) (Planning Process)
  • F6. Effective TDM Implementation in Congested Corridors (view handout) (view presentation)
  • F7. Multi-Municipal Planning: Successfully Navigating Competing Interests, Shifting Priorities, and Hidden Agendas | 1.25 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions G

  • G1. Shining  a Light on Implementing Solar in Your Community | 1.50 CM (view handout 1) (view handout 2)
  • G2. Legislative Update | 1.50 CM Law
  • G3. Innovative Tools to Expand Public Participation in Transportation Planning | 1.50 CM
  • G4. Ethics Case Study: Homewood Station Transit Oriented Development Study | 1.50 CM Ethics
  • G5. Utilizing Planning Methods in the Public Works Department | 1.50 CM
  • G6. The CDC as a Catalyst for Smart Growth and Investment | 1.50 CM
  • G7. Making Use of Big Data-What You Can Learn from Detailed Real Estate Data | 1.50 CM