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2018 Annual Conference

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.

If you were a presenter at the conference and wish to share your presentation email them to info@planningpa.org and we will post them. Thank you for coming to the Annual Conference, we will see you next year in Reading.

Presentations are below:


Conference Announcement

Attendee List

Final Program

Main Sessions

  • Opening Keynote | Intentionality: Competing in the 21st Century | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • Plenary | The Neighborhood Play Book: Community Engagement | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • Pitkin Lecture | Infrastructure Crisis: It’s Time to Rethink our Approach to Growth | 1.25 CM (view presentation)

Mobile Workshops

  • M1. Erie’s Wine and Grape Region | 3.50 CM
  • M2. Through the Looking Glass: How to Use Public Art to Connect Community | 3.50 CM
  • M3. Lawrence Park’s Historic District | 2.50 CM
  • M4. Exploring the Great Lakes Seaway Trail: Byway Best Practices | 3.50 CM
  • M5. Growing Sustainable Communities and Healthy Foods through Town-Gown Partnerships | 2.00 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions A

  • A1. The Integration of Water Resource Management into a “One Water Approach” | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • A2. All Transportation is Personal: Is Mobility as a Service (MaaS) the Model for Personalizing Transportation for Everyone? | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • A3. An Electrifying Plan for Vehicles | 1.50 CM
  • A4. You Want Me to Do What? | 1.50 CM Ethics
  • A5. Achieving Effective Planning Through Leader Recruitment and Development | 1.50 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions B

  • Networking Lounge | Innovations in Land Use Controls: Part 1-Modernizing the SALDO | No CM
  • B1. Pennsylvania Walkable Communities Collaborative: Increasing Walking Communities Across Pennsylvania | 0.75 CM (view presentation)
  • B2. Transportation Planning Perspectives, Part 1: Transportation and Health | 0.75 CM (view presentation)
  • B3. Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods through Creative Transportation Investments | 0.75 CM (view presentation)
  • B4. Real-Time Collaboration Through Google Drawings | 0.75 CM
  • B5. GIS for the People: Leveraging the Power of Interactive Maps for Public Engagement | 0.75 CM 
  • B6. Measuring Blight Impact: The Basics | 0.75 CM
  • B7. Buggies, Bicycles and Cars: Oh My! | 0.75 CM

Concurrent Sessions C

  • Networking Lounge | Innovations in Land Use Controls: Part 2-Modernizing Zoning Ordinances | No CM
  • C1. Growing Older and Designing Smarter: How Pittsburgh is Becoming Age-Friendly | 0.75 CM
  • C2. Elevating Greenway Planning: Incorporating Environmental Justice, Urban Landscapes, and Ecological Restoration | 0.75 CM (view presentation)
  • C3. The Affordable Housing Toolkit: Where to Start? | 0.75 CM (view presentation)
  • C4. Solving Rural Planning Problems using Geodesign | 0.75 CM
  • C5. Selling Stormwater | 0.75 CM (view presentation)
  • C6. Building Trust from Controversy to Consensus: The Parkway East Case Study | 0.75 CM (view presentation)
  • C7. Transportation Planning Perspectives, Part 2: Transportation and Economic Development | 0.75 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions D

  • Networking Lounge | Is My Building Historic? | No CM
  • D1. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Healthy Communities | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D2. Creating Safe Environments: Integrating Planning, Design & Physical Security | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D3. Civic Pride, Civic Engagement & Downtown Revitalization | 1.25 CM
  • D4. What is my Property Zoned? | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D5. Rethinking Parking Requirements Using Drone Imagery | 1.25 CM (view presentation)
  • D6. Neighborhood Improvement Districts as a Planning Tool: Using NIDs as Vehicle for Timely and Efficient Project Delivery | 1.25 CM
  • D7. Placemaking in the Suburbs: Developing and Implementing an Arts-Based Economic Development Plan for Lansdowne | 1.25 CM (view presentation)

Concurrent Sessions E

  • Networking Lounge | PennDOT Connects | No CM (view presentation)
  • E1. Opioid Epidemic and Planning: What can Planners do to Address the Greatest Community Crisis of Today? | 1.50 CM (handout 1) (handout 2) (roundtable reports) (view presentation)
  • E2. Making Bicycling Work in Smaller Cities and Boroughs | 1.50 CM
  • E3. The Limits to Zoning | 1.50 CM Law
  • E4. Delivering Broadband Access Across Pennsylvania | 1.50 CM
  • E5. AICP: Is This Certification For You? | No CM
  • E6. Achieving Your Community Goals: Truly Implementing Infrastructure Projects that Support Comprehensive Plans and APA’s Policies | 1.50 CM
  • E7. The Growth Ponsi Scheme | 1.50 CM
  • WalkWorks’ Wharf Walk | 1.50 CM

Concurrent Sessions F

  • Networking Lounge | New Thinking in Comprehensive Plans | No CM
  • F1. Moving Up, or On | 1.50 CM
  • F2. Building a Stronger Planning Commission | 1.50 CM
  • F3. Data Integrity and Ethics in Planning: Examining Ethics through Case Study | 1.50 CM Ethics
  • F4. Planning for a Changing Rural Economy | 1.50 CM 
  • F5. Commodore Perry Regional Trail: 6 Communities, 2 Counties, 1 Successful Grassroots Effort | 1.50 CM
  • F6. Planning for Tackling Blight: Land Banks and Other Effective Approaches | 1.50 CM (view presentation 1) (view presentation 2)

Concurrent Sessions G

  • G1. Transit Service: THE GAME | 1.50 CM
  • G2. County Planning to Protect Historic Resources: Making an MPC Mandate Work | 1.50 CM (view presentation)
  • G3. Land Use Law Update: Annual Review of Federal and State County and Agency Decisions | 1.50 CM Law
  • G4. From Visioning to Groundbreaking: Capacity Building and Grassroots Project Development in Rural Communities | 1.50 CM