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2017 Annual Conference

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Thank you for coming to the Annual Conference, we will see you next year in Erie.
Presentations are below:


Conference Announcement

Attendee List

Final Program

Main Sessions

  • Opening Keynote – Transforming Towns into Changemaker Communities | 1.25 CM
  • Pitkin Lecture – Small Town in the Big City: Jane Jacobs of Pennsylvania | 1 CM
  • Plenary – Medical Marijuana | 1.50 CM Law (view presentation)

Mobile Workshops

  • M2. The Slab Cabin Run Initiative: A Landscape Level Approach to Source Water Protection, Stream Restoration and Ag Land Preservation | 2.50 CM
  • M3. Converging Waters: The Challenges of Migrating Towards an Integrated Water Resources Management Model in the Centre Region | 2 CM
  • M4. A Brief Campus Sustainability Tour and Potential Tools to Support Sustainable Community Projects | 2.50 CM

Concurrent Sessions A

  • A1. Replanting Penn’s Woods in Lancaster City | 1.25 CM (This session was recorded by C-NET)
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  • A2. Complete Streets in Rural Pennsylvania | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • A3. Community Living: One Big, Happy Non-family | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • A4. Connecting with the Community: Maximizing Public Participation in Planning Initiatives | 1.25 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions B

  • B1. Images and Ethics | 1.50 CM Ethics
  • B2. Two Sides of the Same Coin: Plan Implementation through Zoning and P3s | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • B3. The Legal Aspects of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania | 1.50 CM Law
  • B4. Mechanisms for Cultivating Collaborative Relationships Between Town and Gown | 1.50 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions C

  • C1. AICP Exam: The New Format | No CM (view presentation)
  • C2. Placemaking Using an Economic Development Study: A Data and Market Based Approach | 1.25 CM (view presentation) (This session was recorded by C-NET)
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  • C3. Real Estate Finance for Planners: A Very Short Course | 1.25 CM
  • C4. Buses Are Not Just For Big Cities: A Discussion of Transit Planning for Small and Rural Communities | 1.25 CM
  • C5. Aging in Place: New Government Mandates and the Effects on Local Communities of the Coming Wave | 1.25 CM
  • C6. Municipalities and Water Resources: Planning for the Long Term | 1.25 CM

Concurrent Sessions D

  • D1. PennDOT Connects: Pennsylvania’s New Program Supporting Active Transportation | 1.25 CM
  • D2. Overcoming Obstacles to Municipal Cooperation: The Wissahickon Creek Water Quality | 1.25 CM
  • D3. Local Actions, Regional Results: Prioritizing Municipal Strategies for Improving Water Quality | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D4. Planning for Private Drinking Water Supplies | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D5. Integrating Green Infrastructure into Pittsburgh’s Urban Fabric | 1.25 CM
  • D6. Connecting a Community through Collaborative Economic Development | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D7. Bicycling Beyond the Big Cities: Enhancing On-Road Cycling in Small Towns and Suburban Communities | 1.25 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions E

  • E1. Fast-Fun-Fervent | No CM
    • Evaluating the Extreme Weather Vulnerabilities of Transportation (view presentation)
    • Medical Marijuana is a Good This for your Neighborhood (view presentation)
    • What a Strange Brew
    • Perceptions in Downtown Neighborhoods: Unique Ways of Looking at the Ordinary
    • Digital Governance in Pennsylvania: Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges-Recommendations for the State Planning Board (view presentation)
  • E2. Land Use Law Update: Annual Review of Federal and State Court and Agency Decisions | 1.50 CM Law
  • E3. MPC Refresher: Key Provisions, What’s New, Tips for Users | 1.50 CM (view handout)
  • E4. Approaches to Align Plans and Market Demand | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • E5. How to Create an Overlay Zoning Ordinance to Provide Strong Source-Water Protection for Groundwater Quality
  • E6. Repurposing Stranded Real Estate Assets as a New Form of Transit Oriented Development | 1.50 CM (This session was recorded by C-NET)
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  • E7. Implementing Tactical Urbanism/Placemaking in a Pennsylvania 3rd Class City: A Model for Better Community Engagement | 1.50 CM (This session was recorded by
    C-NET
    )
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Concurrent Sessions F

  • F1. Transitioning to Management: The Ups and Downs | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • F2. Putting “Implementable” Comprehensive Plans into Practice | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • F3. Healthy Communities: Who, What, Why | 1.50 CM (view presentation 1) (view presentation 2) (view presentation 3)
  • F4. Trends in GIS for Planning: 3D Modeling, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality for Community Engagement, Zoning Analysis, and Infrastructure Management | 1.50 CM
  • F5. Workshops with Results | 1.50 CM
  • F6. Applying New GIS Mapping Tools Across Municipal Functions: Economic Development, Land Use, Asset Management and More | 1.50 CM
  • F7. Freight Planning in Pennsylvania: Featuring a Case Study of the Harrisburg MPO | 1.50 CM

Concurrent Sessions G

  • G1. The PA Ethics Act and its Relevance to Planners | 1.50 CM Ethics
  • G2. Community Heart & Soul: Engaging Residents through the Humanities to Find What Matters Most | 1.50 CM (view presentation) (view Vantage Point page 16) (view article)
  • G3. Pittsburgh’s EcoInnovation District: Lessons Learned in Equity, Sustainability, and Mobility | 1.50 CM
  • G4. 2-D Maps to 4-D Thinking: The Building Block Approach to Floodplain Planning | 1.50 CM
  • G5. Innovative Approaches to Guide Policy Decisions and Land Use | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • G6. Oh S***, How Did This Happen? | 1.50 CM
  • G7. Nature-Based Placemaking: Using Natural Assets as Economic Generators | 1.50 CM (view presentation)