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Full Program

Full Program

  • On-Demand
  • Investing in Tomorrow: Implementing the American Jobs Plan
  • Using GIS to Improve Housing and Mitigate Homelessness
  • #BeatsofBoston meets Bites of Boston!
  • Brand You: Enhancing Your Marketability
  • Learn to Love Networking
  • Preparing for a Job Search
  • Resume Tips & Slips
  • Virtual Chair Yoga
  • APA Marathon Steps Challenge
  • Livable Cities – What it Means & How Technology Can Help You Get There
  • The New World of Short-Term Rentals: The Next Steps for Planners
  • Design Tactics for Activating Viaduct Spaces
  • Civic Investment in Portland’s Eastern Waterfront
  • Orientation Tour: Boston Greater
  • Changing Minds: How Mindfulness and Reflection Make it Possible
  • E-plan review conversion in 30 days with Box.com
  • Every Generation Thinks They Got it Right
  • Express Route to Development? BRT & Market Multipliers
  • Putting the “P” in Hazard Mitigation Plans
  • Sneak Peek: Reform the RFP
  • Sneak Peek: Rethinking Work, Play, Housing, and Travel During COVID-19
  • Sneak Peek: Wrong Color of COVID-19: Case ≠ Race
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CT
    Opening Keynote: Valerie Jarrett
  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    APA Office Hours
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Spotlight Session: A New Administration: Planning in the 100 Days
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Nature-based Solutions for Creating Climate Resilient Communities
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Innovative Approaches for Comprehensive Planning
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    Let's get DOWNtown! Multimodal Planning
  • 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Comprehensive Planning under 2020 lockdown: the silver lining!
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
    Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Spotlight Discussion: A New Administration: Planning in the 100 Days
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Community Interventions Using AI
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Overcoming Inequalities Uncovered During the Pandemic
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Addressing Climate Change Adaptation through Green Infrastructure Strategies
  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM CT
    Equitable Economic Development Strategies
  • 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM CT
    Moving Outside: Strategies for COVID-19 and beyond
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT
    Redressing Racist Policies to Implement Equity-driven Revitalization
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Ethics Cases of the Year: 2021 (1.5 Ethics CM)
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Diversify housing regulations to overcome outdated zoning practices
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM CT
    3 Tips to Hype your Digital Planning Processes
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    Climate Migration, Managed Retreat, and Imagination: Thinking Big
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Inclusive Engagement Strategies
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Lessons in Combating Displacement: Creating More Equitable Growth
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Speed Share: Professional Growth: Presented with APA Career Center
  • 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM CT
    Can You Hear Me Now? Building Relationships Virtually: Presented with APA Career Center
  • 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Reimagining Public Spaces and Shared Streets
  • 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Women of Color Elevating Inclusivity in the Workplace: Presented with APA Career Center
  • 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Tribal Access to Clean Water: Public Health Emergency
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT
    Planning Supervisors Group Discussion
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    How Urban Planners Helped a School District Integrate
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    On Creating a Mindful Reflective Planning Practice
  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Spotlight Session: Zoom Towns: Broadband and the Culture of Connection
  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    A Planner's Toolkit to Reboot Small Businesses
  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Implementing a Regional Equity Agenda Approach
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM CT
    Moakley Park: A 21st-Century Resilience Plan
  • 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM CT
    Spotlight Discussion: Zoom Towns: Broadband and the Culture of Connection
  • 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM CT
    NPC21 Connect Happy Hour
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT
    Songs about Buildings and Moods
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT
    “Land for a City on a Hill”: A Discussion of Alex Krieger’s Iconic Tour of Boston
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT
    Jeopardized! A Planning Quiz Game
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM CT
    Thursday Virtual Yoga
  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM CT
    Peloton Ride
  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM CT
    COVID-19 Bicycling Trends
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Spotlight Session: Addressing Energy and Water Security Before the Storm
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Using a Design Approach for Recovery
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Implementing Shared Micromobilty to Meet Transit Gaps
  • 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM CT
    How Can Planners Keep Pace with the Changing Landscape and Ensure Post-Pandemic Growth?
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
    Spotlight Discussion: Addressing Energy and Water Security Before the Storm
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    Smart Cities: A Framework for Action
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    Planning to Support Multigenerational Living & Resilient Communities
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    Speed Share: Adapting for the Future
  • 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM CT
    Is TOD an Awesome Missing Middle Housing Policy?
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Strategies to Combat Extreme Heat
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Using Radical Planning Strategies to Combat Food Apartheid
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Crowdsourcing Tools: Plan and Prioritize Infrastructure for People
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
    Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Innovation in the Age of Devastating Storms
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM CT
    Zoning Code Innovations for Rapidly Changing Times
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM CT
    Confronting Racism in Planning and the Workplace: Presented with APA Career Center
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM CT
    'Active' Paths Forward in Equitable Design
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM CT
    Improving Large-Scale Solar Development Outcomes
  • 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM CT
    Fellowships, Scholarships, Internships & Other Paths for Your Career
  • 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    APA Office Hours
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM CT
    Adapting Affordable Multifamily Housing for a Changing Climate
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM CT
    Applying Inclusive Engagement Techniques Beyond Translated Communications
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM CT
    Exploratory Scenarios to Prepare for Uncertainty
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Visit the Poster Hall
  • 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM CT
    When Amendments Aren't Enough: Ending Zoning's Racist Legacy
  • 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Building Inclusionary Zoning Into a Form-Based Code
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    How to Tackle Anti-Racism Planning Practices
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    Overcoming Connectivity Barriers Through Trail Oriented Development
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    From Community Trauma to Ferguson's Comprehensive Plan
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    Living (not Dead) End Streets
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Filling Gaps: Predicting Neighborhood Characteristics Using Machine Learning
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM CT
    Spotlight Session: Planning for Restaurant Conversions
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM CT
    Using historic preservation to maintain neighborhood diversity
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM CT
    Intelligent Transportation Systems Application
  • 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM CT
    Testing the Water: Community Outreach for Flood Awareness
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Placemaking-when your river is actually a freeway
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CT
    Spotlight Discussion: Planning for Restaurant Conversions
  • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CT
    Confronting Power and Privilege: Presented with APA Career Center
  • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CT
    Using Mental Health Considerations in Designing Places
  • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CT
    Strategic Planning for Emerging Travel Trends
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM CT
    The Evolution of Boston’s Seaport District
  • 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM CT
    Career Exploration with APA Interest Groups
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CT
    Mid Atlantic Planning Reception
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT
    Cocktails & Conversation with Jeff Speck
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT
    Redemption Rock Brewing Company Virtual Tour
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT
    Arts & Planning Social
  • Friday, May 7, 2021
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM CT
    Virtual HIIT Workout Class
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM CT
    Friday Virtual Yoga
  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM CT
    Equity Goal Oriented Areas
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Building Back Better: Federal Infrastructure Legislation
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Engagement for Everyone: Accessible Virtual Strategies
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Confront and Dismantle Discriminatory Workplace Practices 
  • 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Come Down to Electric Avenue
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    Mentor Match Open House
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM CT
    Designing an Automated Plan Assessment System Under COVID
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    You've Got a Climate Action Plan-Now What?
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    The Planner’s Role in Addressing Equitable Economic Development
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    City Digital Twins: The Virtual Lab For Planners
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM CT
    3D Models: The Smartest Tool in your Toolbox
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT
    Spotlight Discussion: The Planner's Role in Addressing Equitable Economic Development
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Updating the Outdated Planning Toolbox
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Addressing 'Transit Deserts' with Microtransit
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CT
    Speed Share: Emerging Topics
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
    Lessons on Inter-Municipal Collaboration
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
    Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
    Closing Keynote
  • 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM CT
    Decentralized Wastewater Planning to Meet Changing Environmental Conditions
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CT
    Water Too Much- Water Too Little
  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    APA Office Hours
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Fair Housing Mandates are Alive and Well
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    I copied this: Plagiarism and Planning Ethics
  • 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM CT
    Congestion Pricing's Dirty Secrets
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Ask a Career Coach
  • 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM CT
    Shifting safety gears: from reactive to proactive
  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM CT
    Spotlight Session: Drivers of Change and the Future of Planning
  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM CT
    Advancing Environmental Justice Through Planning
  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM CT
    How Data Sets Transformed Recovery Efforts
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Spotlight Discussion: Drivers of Change and the Future of Planning
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CT
    Let's Jam! NPC21 Closing Party