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2016 Annual Conference Presentations

The following presentations have been approved to be on our website. The Pennsylvania Chapter is not responsible for the materials or opinions presented during the conference.
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Thank you for coming to the Annual Conference, we will see you next year in State College.
Presentations are below:


Main Sessions

  • Opening Keynote: Planning for Place and People | 1.25 CM
  • Pitkin Lecture: Growing Philadelphia’s Future at 30th Street Station | 1.00 CM (view presentation)

Mobile Workshops

  • M1. Winery & Brewery Tour: Highlights of Local Agricultural Practices and Products | 3.00 CM
  • M3. Transforming a Steel Town with Arts and Culture | 3.50 CM
  • M4. Easton Revitalization | 3.50 CM
  • M6. Allentown Historic Preservation | 3.00 CM
  • M8. Allentown’s Rejuvenated Downtown Core | 1.50 CM

Concurrent Sessions A

Concurrent Sessions B

  • B1. How Community Planning is Being Shaped by MS4 Regulations and Things You Should Consider Moving Forward | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • B2. Green and Sustainable Parking Lots: Making Them More Than Paved Areas to Park Your Car | 1.25 CM
  • B3. Getting Out From Behind the Wheel: Promoting Walkability at the Local Level | 1.25 CM
  • B4. A Municipal Approach to Helping Communities Activate Vacant Land | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • B5. The Story of the Circuit: Connecting the Dots to Build a Metropolitan-wide 750-Mile Multi-Use Trail Network | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • B6. If You Build It, How Will They Come? | 1.25 CM

Concurrent Sessions C

  • C1. Upside Allentown: A Community-Based Neighborhood Improvement Strategy | 1.25 CM (view presentation) (view handout)
  • C2. Small Change/Big Impact: How Storefront Facade Improvements Can Revive Commercial Corridors | 1.25 CM (view presentation 1) (view presentation 2) (view presentation 3)
  • C3. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Driving Economic Development in South Bethlehem | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • C4. Our Children, Our Neighborhoods: Understanding the Neighborhood Impacts of Market-based School Reforms | 1.25 CM
  • C5. Utilizing Planning Methods in the Public Works Department | 1.25 CM
  • C6. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Transportation | 1.25 CM

Concurrent Sessions D

  • D1. Revisioning Underutilized Assets + Planning Agency/Academic Partnerships | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • D2. Implementing MS4: Models of Regional Collaboration for Creative, Cost-Effective Compliance | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • D3. Confessions of a Wireless Communications Facility Convert | 1.50 CM Law
  • D4. Finding Common Ground Amid the Changing Tide: Challenges and Successes in Maintaining Watershed Partnerships Through a Long Term Planning and Political Process | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • D5. Creating a More Efficient Freight Network: Challenges and Opportunities | 1.50 CM (view presentation) (view handout 1) (view handout 2)
  • D6. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Community and Economic Development | 1.50 CM

Concurrent Sessions E

  • E1. Fiscal Impact Analysis: New Methods, New Data and Best Practices | 1.25 CM
  • E2. Instituting Reuse: Achieving Successful Adaptive Reuse of Institutional Properties | 1.25 CM (view presentation 1) (view presentation 2)
  • E3. Market Based Incentives for Smart Growth | 1.25 CM
  • E4. Reinventing the Suburban Office Park: Planning and Zoning for Tomorrow’s Market | 1.25 CM
  • E5. Is AICP Certification for You? (view presentation)
  • E6. Providing Bike Facilities for the Strong and Fearless and Recreational Riders | 1.25 CM

Concurrent Sessions F

Concurrent Sessions G

  • G1. Starting a Local Food Revolution: The Story of the Lehigh Valley | 1.50 CM
  • G2. The Implementable Comprehensive Plan Revisited | 1.50 CM (view presentation) (view handout 1) (view handout 2)
  • G3. Lehigh Valley Return on Environment Implementation | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • G4. Beyond Codes: Fair Housing + Inclusionary Zoning | 1.50 CM Ethics
  • G5. Zoning Hearing Board Testimony Tips, Tricks and War Stories | 1.50 CM Law (view presentation)
  • G6. WALKLV: Sidewalk and Crosswalk Inventory | 1.50 CM