2016 Planning Webcast Series – Upcoming Webcasts

APA-NC is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the APA Planning Webcast Series! Take note of the July 29th Webinar featuring APA-NC’s Planning For Prosperity and the focus for this year, Local Foods.

Upcoming Webcasts – all at 1 p.m. ET. Click on the title links to register. You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcastCM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider.

July 15 – Sustainable Communities Division – Regenerative Urbanism Rising: Next-Generation Practice Speakers: Scott Edmondson, AICP; Joshua Foss; and Charles Kelley, AIA

This webcast characterizes the current sustainability challenge as a necessary pivot from ad-hoc greening and net negative mitigation to net positive, regenerative urban planning across multiple scales. These new places will form a fundamental, operational part of a new ecological (sustainable) economy, which further underlines their importance. This pivot is already “in play” through innovation occurring across the planning, design, and build professions. Two practice cases will illustrate this pivot. Participants will gain the understanding and resources needed to begin exploring the potential and advance the innovation and practice of next-generation regenerative urban planning in their own cities. The first case is the innovative, turnkey, revenue-generating, integrated utility system (IUS) which is one method of implementing the Restorative City Standard (RCS). The RCS is a whole systems framework used to formulate strategies to achieve city goals that go beyond ad-hoc or net zero sustainability—that would achieve the systems performance imperatives of restorative, net positive, urban sustainability. This approach illustrates the higher value arising from a whole systems approach to engineering and urban planning. This breakthrough innovation will be described further with a study prepared for San Francisco’s Central SoMa Area Plan and EcoDistrict. The second case is that of planning and designing high-performance places across multiple scales, from the building, to the district, to the city and region. This case will illustrate a “toolkit” of old, new, and emerging concepts and practices. The presentation will illustrate how a range of the familiar components of good urbanism and the ecological city, including green infrastructure, can be integrated in an approach that creates higher economic value and placemaking quality that could not be realized otherwise, and that is cost neutral and therefore financially feasible. The toolkit will be illustrated with EcoDistrict projects in Portland (OR), the U.S., and Japan.

July 22 – County Planning Division – Regulating Electronic Message Centers – Speakers: Mike Freeborg and James Carpentier

On-premise digital signs have demonstrated a proven ability to increase results for those that utilize them for commercial and community-oriented purposes. However, many communities are relatively unfamiliar with this rapidly evolving technology, and have concerns that these kinds of signs will create aesthetic, safety and enforcement problems for their communities. Nearly all stakeholders struggling with digital signs and their regulation often have the same questions, such as: >What really are these digital signs and how do they work? > How is electronic technology evolving? > Is there any way for the community-at-large to actually benefit from them? > How can we strike a balance between allowing businesses to use digital signs without creating aesthetic concerns? > How do we allow them without looking like Las Vegas, or negatively impacting community safety? > How do we regulate them in ways that are understandable and enforceable, without having to hire additional staff?

July 29 – North Carolina Chapter – Local Foods: Planning for Prosperity in North Carolina – Speakers: Emily Edmonds, Wes MacLeod, AICP, ASLA, and Ann Meletzke

This session is focused on the intersection of local food, economic vitality, and community planning. Participants will learn more about the economic and community advantages of building and sustaining a vibrant local food system, examples of planning tools and community projects, and the kinds of partners planners can leverage to continue the conversation in their own communities. The webinar serves as a kick-off to for NCAPA’s Planning for Prosperity: Local Food series.

August 5 – Connecticut Chapter – Planning For Religious Land Uses in an Age of Religious Diversity and Lawsuits – Speakers: Dan Dalton, Noel Sterett, and Evan Seeman

The Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) has significantly affected communities across the country in the planning process, changing the way that some local governments plan for religious uses. This program will explore the types of claims that can be brought under RLUIPA and discuss how communities can plan for religious land uses without risking a potential RLUIPA violation. The presenters will explain several different strategies and approaches that can be used to avoid RLUIPA litigation, including through revisions to local zoning codes and accommodating religious uses when appropriate. As litigation is sometimes unavoidable, the presenters will discuss the life of an RLUIPA case from start to finish and approaches that they have found to be successful based on their experiences litigating these types of cases.

August 12 – Idaho Chapter – Planning for the Sharing Economy – Speakers: Brad Cramer, Ed Marohn, Diane Kushlan, AICP, and Aaron Mondada

The Sharing Economy is growing at incredible rate and is challenging the way we plan for and regulate traditional land uses. This session will explore how the Sharing Economy is growing, who uses its services, how it affects traditional brick-and-mortar establishments, and some ways to think about it in terms of zoning. Perspectives will be provided by an elected official and planners, including a member of the millennial generation.

August 19 – Transportation Planning Division – Smart Growth and FAST Act Bill: The potential implications of FAST Act from a Smart Growth Perspective (Part 1) – Speaker: Joe McAndrew

Joe McAndrew is T4America’s Policy Director, bringing comprehensive local, state and federal policy and advocacy experience to this position. He directs all legislative, policy, regulation, and related matters for T4America’s national alliance, and manages relations with elected and government officials and trade associations. Prior to joining T4America, Joe worked on behalf of Lane Transit District at the Oregon State Capitol where he was successful in receiving state funding for transit expansions. Joe also worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Asset Management Division. He began his career in Washington, DC in the House of Representatives working as an outreach coordinator for Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA­02).

August 26 – Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division – Razing the Bar: Tracing the Evolution of LGBTQ Enclaves in San Francisco – Speakers: Shayne Watson and Cade Hobbick

San Francisco’s Castro District is known throughout the world as a center of LGBTQ culture and community. Often erroneously described as the city’s first LGBTQ enclave, the Castro was the last in a long string of neighborhoods that welcomed and helped form San Francisco’s LGBTQ communities. This presentation will trace the development and demise of the city’s LGBTQ enclaves from the post-Prohibition period through the 1980s. Case studies will include North Beach and the Tenderloin, historically heteronormative entertainment districts of bars and nightclubs that allowed nascent queer communities to develop under the radar beginning in the 1930s; Polk Gulch, a traditional commercial corridor dating to the 19th century that transformed into a thriving LGBTQ district of gay-owned businesses in the 1960s; and Mission-Valencia, one of the country’s most vibrant residential and commercial lesbian districts in the country in the 1970s and 80s. Today, these once-flourishing LGBTQ enclaves show almost no trace of their former queer identities, but their histories provide important lessons for planners interested in community and neighborhood planning anywhere today. We will show how and why LGBTQ enclaves appeared and disappeared in certain areas of San Francisco, as well as how the composition (land uses, resident population, and commercial establishments) of these districts changed as LGBTQ communities emerged from the shadows and gained political power and social acceptance.

Click on the title links to register. You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcastCM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider.

Distance Education

These webcast recordings are approved for CM credit for viewing throughout 2016:

Housing for People with Disabilities: A Civil Rights Lens – 1.5 CM LAW Credits (#e.9008313)

To locate this event for CM credit, click here or search by the provider, APA Northern New England Chapter.

Ethics of Private Practice Consulting – 1.5 CM ETHICS Credits (#e.9016910)

To locate this event for CM credit, click here or search by the provider, APA Private Practice Division.

Note that the DE CM credits have a different event number than the original live webcast, so the event number in the recording will not work for DE credit. Use these event numbers above to log your DE CM credits.