NPC20 @ Home … The National Planning Conference Goes Online

Like so many events this spring, the annual National Planning Conference has moved online. Starting Wednesday April 29, planners and other experts from around the country (and the world) will offer sessions on a host of timely and eternal topics related to transit-friendly planning, including engagement, equity, housing, microtransit, parking, zoning, among others, and, of course, how COVID affects all that we do.

The three-day event is organized along daily themes:

It’s not too late to sign up for the conference (fees required). Keynotes and panel discussions can be viewed live and via recording for up to one year, and the conference will hold live online networking sessions for all attendees, as well as specialized ones geared toward those interested in particular areas of practice such as Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; Public Engagement; Advocacy; Economic Impact; and Housing.

Sign-up at: NPC @ Home Registration

Sessions that may be of particular interest to those working in fields related to TOD are listed below.

Wednesday, April 29

Opening Keynote: Rebuilding Community
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT

Reaching Beyond Single-Family Zone Districts
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

Legal Issues Associated with Planning and Zoning Hearings in a Pandemic
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Examining Informal and Emerging Microtransit Services
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

From the Trenches: Abolishing Parking Minimums
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CDT

Thursday, April 30

On the Frontlines of Pandemic Response and Recovery
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT

Virtual Tools for Co-Design and Community Engagement
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CDT

Live-Work-Play-Dispatch: Designing for E-Commerce
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

How Post-Disaster Data Can Inform Planning
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CDT

Build Political Will Using “Grasstops” Advocacy
5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. CDT

Friday, May 1

Opening Keynote: Finding the Way Forward for Planning and Communities
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT

The Housing Crisis of the Housing Crisis
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Planning for Inclusive Recovery
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT

Risk Based Transportation Planning for Uncertainty
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Granite Becomes Gold: Curb Value Transformations
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CDT