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Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, OK

11th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth — Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities

By bringing together so many different thinkers, practitioners, activists, community leaders and elected officials from an ever-evolving and expanding spectrum of disciplines and innovative perspectives, New Partners has guided a strong and diverse movement grounded in the values of sustainable communities for over a decade. The enduring strength of the New Partners conference comes from the diversity of participants who cross disciplinary lines to share experiences, insights, inspiration, valuable implementation tools and strategies.  The 2012 event continues this exciting trend and welcomes even more new partners who recognize smart growth as a viable solution to the problems they encounter in their professions.

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NPSG12-000

Full Set of All 105 Sessions

Mail order only. All sessions on separate CDs, includes free binders; or all sessions on free USB in mp3 format (easily transferred to iPad, iPod, or computer where it can be played in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Audio CDs: 132

$695.00

$395.00

NPSG12-100

Advancing Equity through Planning: Challenges & Opportunities

Across the country, communities and regions are finding that inclusive, equitable planning processes empower them to address the economic, environmental, health, and other challenges they face. However, integrating social equity, affordability, economic and workforce development, and environmental justice into local and regional planning is not always straightforward. This half-day session draws on the experiences of HUD’s Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge grantees to shed light on the barriers and opportunities related to fair and equitable planning. Structured as a working session, the half-day event highlights and builds on the ongoing efforts of 2010 and 2011 grantee teams. Participants – practitioners from the equitable development, environmental justice, smart growth, and planning fields – take part in dialogues with the grantees about how to apply lessons learned more broadly. The event concludes with reflections by federal and philanthropic leaders on how local, regional, state, tribal, federal, and foundation stakeholders can work together to advance inclusive planning and growth.

Audio CDs: 4

$55.00

$35.00

NPSG12-101

Comparing Coastal Responses to Promote Regional Resiliency

Speakers: Tina Shumate, Senior Technical Recruiter, Recruiting Manager, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources; Nicola Hedge, Climate Initiative Manager, The San Diego Foundation; Linda Giannelli Pratt, Chief Program Manager, Environmental Services, City of San Diego, CA

Hurricane Katrina's destruction along the Gulf Coast has required communities to rebuild from scratch, rethinking urban patterns and long-range planning. Today, new master plans across the Mississippi Gulf Coast aim to curb sprawl and rebuild compact communities with green infrastructure to manage storm water and mitigate flooding in low-lying areas. On another coast, San Diego County residents need only recall the recent multi-year drought and devastating wildfires to recognize climate change impacts bearing down on the US southwest. The region, however, is emerging as an incubator for innovative development of plans to mitigate and adapt to our changing climate, with philanthropy playing a catalytic role and local governments like the City of San Diego leading by example. Join this discussion comparing and contrasting approaches of two coastal regions to advance smart growth and promote regional climate resiliency.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

$10.00

NPSG12-102

What Americans Want

This panel brings together several surveys exploring American's preference for smart growth communities. Joe Molinaro from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) provides an overview of findings from NAR's 2011 national preference survey. Shyam Kannan from RCLCo explores the details of the NAR survey using segmentation analysis focusing on Americans' preferences for transit oriented developments and walkable communities. Gail Meakins from the University of Utah reports on findings from the nation's largest survey of Americans' attitudes toward smart growth communities conducted by Porter-Novelli with special reference to walking and biking to work and for errands, and transit accessibility. Arthur C. Nelson, also from the University of Utah, reviews three sub-national surveys on preference for TODs and transit accessibility including California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and western Texas, and synthesize all surveys for their smart growth implications. Special attention is given to under-served markets and equity.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-103

Public-Private Partnership to Finance and Promote Equitable TOD

Speakers: Brian Prater, Managing Director, Western Region, Low Income Investment Fund; Doug Johnson, Senior Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Lindy Hahn, Global Sustainable Finance, Morgan Stanley

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is an important component of sustainable development. Without proactive public policy and innovative financing mechanisms, the development of new public transportation infrastructures can have a negative effect upon low-income households, by driving up land and real estate values. One of the primary financing mechanisms for the creation or preservation of affordable housing near transit has been acquisition loan funds for TOD. These pioneering funds allow borrowers to hold land for five or more years, layer capital to lower interest rates from standard acquisition loans, and create an environment in which both borrowers and the lenders take new or non traditional risk in order to ensure that low-income households can benefit from combined access to reliable public transportation and affordable housing. This session highlights such a fund, The Bay Area Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Fund, and focuses on collaboration and the elements (program, policy and innovative financing tools) that need to exist to advance equitable TOD.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-104

Overcoming Barriers to Sustainably Redevelop Historic Communities: Focus on Main Street

Speakers: Nora Johnson, Policy Fellow, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA; Yolanda Bouchee, Green Historic Preservation Specialist, U.S. EPA, Region 5; Joi Ross, Owner/CEO, APEX Direct, Inc.; Matthew Walsh. Assistant for Special Projects, City of Concord, NH

Green building practices do not need to be limited to new construction: historic properties can be an important way to incorporate green building into existing building stock and play an important role in downtown revitalization. This panel describes US EPA's efforts to assist in green historic preservation nationwide, focusing on EPA's recent Concord, NH, technical assistance project to help Concord identify tools to sustainably redevelop the upper stories of their historic properties downtown. The panel discusses lessons learned and provide tools for both developers and communities. In addition, the assessment tool resulting from the project is presented, designed to help determine how successful a community has been in marrying green building practices, historic preservation, and smart growth principles.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-105

Smart Growth 101

Speakers: Paul Zykofsky, Associate Director, Local Government Commission; John Frece, Director, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA

This session is geared towards first-time attendees to the conference or for participants who are new to the practice of implementing smart growth solutions. The session covers general topics, such as the ten principles of smart growth, the basics of planning and zoning for smart growth and how Smart Growth is being implemented at the state, regional and local level. The goal of the session is to provide a good working background for a multi-disciplinary audience on smart growth and prepare participants for more in-depth sessions during the main conference.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-106

People, Place & Planning: Engaging Residents & Using Data in Revitalization and Evaluation

Speakers: Crystal Dundas, Vice President, Communications and Program Officer; Wells Fargo Regional Foundation; Lois Greco, Senior Vice President, Evaluations; Wells Fargo Regional Foundation; Patrick Morrissy, Executive Director, Housing and Neighborhood Development Services; Eileen Flanagan, Chief Innovator, Community Development Consulting

How can you create and sustain long-term neighborhood change that engages and energizes current residents, leverages the assets and market momentum of a place, and assesses if you've accomplished what you've set out to do? Experience a participatory neighborhood planning process through the eyes of a stakeholder; hear first-hand how one New Jersey community is revitalizing based upon its superb transit access, location, artistic residents and industrial heritage; and learn about tools like Success Measures and PolicyMap that are available to support and assess the impact of these smart-growth activities. The session focuses on a participatory framework towards neighborhood revitalization developed and refined by the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, and currently subscribed to in more than 40 neighborhoods in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-107

Restoring Prosperity in America's Cities

Speakers: Lavea Brachman JD, MCP, Executive Director, Greater Ohio Policy Center & Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program; Dan Kildee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Community Progress; Odail Thorns, Community Development Director, City of Saginaw, MI; William A. Johnson, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology; Andre Brumfield, Assoc. AIA, Principal | Director of Urban Design + Planning, AECOM

As many American cities attempt to rebound from housing and economic decline, some continue to struggle as job losses and increasing inventories of vacant properties add to decades of population loss. This session explores how America's "Legacy Cities"—cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis—are employing rightsizing approaches to adapt to a changing economy and to position themselves for new growth and investment. Hear a multi disciplinary panel of policy leaders, advocates, and local officials as they explore how communities nationally, in Ohio, New York and Michigan have moved beyond the rhetoric of rightsizing and have started the process of retooling and reimagining their communities and regions. Discussion topics include: a new role for federal community development policy, the challenges of managing and rightsizing infrastructure, authentic community engagement, balancing public investment and market demand, equity, and strategies for local community driven change.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-108

Partnership Opportunities for Successful Development in Small Towns and Rural Regions

Speakers: Kathy Q. Nothstine, AICP, National Association of Development Organizations; Patricia M Sears, Executive Director, Newport City Renaissance Corporation; Paul J Dreher, Director of Planning & Zoning, City of Newport, VT; Candace Eudaley, Assistant Executive Director, East Central Intergovernmental Association

Rural communities face complicated challenges and opportunities related to sustainable development initiatives. This session discusses how rural regions and small towns are creating innovative partnerships to promote place-based community and economic development, and will highlight "quality of place" investment strategies and economic development techniques in rural areas that build on and enhance community assets. Featuring case studies from Vermont and Iowa, speakers describe their efforts to convene multidisciplinary partnerships and share success stories that are replicable for other communities, as well as lessons learned. Discussion topics will include form-based codes, downtown revitalization, brownfields redevelopment, local food systems, complete streets, historic preservation, and more.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-109

Streets Implementation Coast to Coast

Speakers: Paula Reeves, AICP, Manager, Community Design, Washington State Department of Transportation; Pippa Brashear, Project Manager, Project for Public Spaces; Matthew Dyrdahl, Physical Planner, Headwaters Regional Development Commission

A growing number of states, regional agencies and local governments are adopting Complete Streets policies. But what are the next steps towards implementation and how are Complete Streets policies addressing equity? The National Complete Streets Coalition has been working with communities and industry professionals and will present a framework for Complete Streets policy implementation. Hear examples from three communities with very different populations, settings, and experiences discuss their measurable progress and successes, as well as specific challenges and opportunities they see on the horizon. Hear about implementation examples from Washington State, New York communities and Bemidji, Minnesota, as well as new research on how Complete Streets policies address equity in five communities, including one community in California.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-110

Smart Growth for Clean Water

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-121

Groundbreaking New Statewide Energy Retrofit Program: Resources, Models and Lessons Learned

Speakers: Liz Yager, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Sonoma County, CA; Joseph Oldham, Sustainability Manager, City of Fresno, CA; Howard Choy, General Manager, Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability; Kate Meis, Associate Director, Local Government Commission

California has led the nation in reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, now an innovative new program continues that tradition—and promises to revitalize local economies across the state. Energy Upgrade California® is advancing energy efficiency and resource conservation through upgrades of thousands of existing buildings throughout the state serving as a model for the rest of the nation. Energy Upgrade California® is an unprecedented alliance among local governments, non-profits, investor and publicly owned utilities leveraging more than $1.2 billion in investments.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-122

Smart Growth Performance Measurement

Speakers: Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative; Andrew Hume, AICP, Planner, Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization; Doug Johnson, Senior Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Jeff Ang-Olson, Principal, ICF International; Kevin Ramsey, Ph.D., Policy Research Fellow, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA

This interactive session explores the benefits of implementing a system of performance measurement for evaluating progress towards desired community outcomes, such as reducing household transportation costs, increasing the number of affordable homes that are well served by transit, or preserving agricultural and natural resource lands. Panelists present short case studies that demonstrate how performance measures have been used to inform planning, policy, and investment decisions in a variety of rural, suburban, and urban communities.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-123

Smart Growth, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development: Finding the Connections

Speakers: Charles Lee, Deputy Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. EPA; Tomasita Duran, Executive Director, Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority, NY; Mary Nelson, Founding President, Bethel New Life; Daniel Nguyen, Workforce Development Coordinator and Environmental Justice Coordinator, Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation; Adam Ortíz, Former Mayor, Town of Edmonston, MD

This session provides an overview of the connections between smart growth and environmental justice and illustrates how four communities are integrating smart growth and environmental justice approaches to achieve equitable development. This panel presents content from a new EPA publication identifying smart growth approaches that can be used to build healthy, sustainable, and just communities.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-124

Just How Smart is Our Growth? Getting Ready for a Maturing America

Speakers: Rebecca Hunter, MEd, Institute on Aging and CDC-Healthy Aging Research Network, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chris Kochtitzky, MSP, Associate Director for Program Development, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Mary A. Leary, PhD, Senior Director, Easter Seals Project ACTION, National Center on Senior Transportation & Other Transportation Initiatives; Joan M. Twiss, MA, Executive Director, Center for Civic Partnerships

The startling new n4a report, The Maturing of America, concludes that many communities are unprepared for their quickly aging populations, with 'no where near the level of progress that has to be made to ensure that communities are livable for people of all ages'. This session provides practical, evidence-based strategies for integrated planning and implementation consistent with Smart Growth, but also specifically responsive to an aging population diverse in ethnicity, resources, health and functional status.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-125

Smart & Green: Could Housing Trends Bolster Sustainable Building Patterns?

Speakers: Tim Higgins , Associate Director, UCLA cityLAB Backyard Homes Project; Kate White, MPA, Executive Director, ULI San Francisco; Mott Smith, Principal, Civic Enterprise; David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, David Baker + Partners, Architects; Janet Myles, Policy Analyst, California Department of Housing and Community Development

The UCLA Anderson School of Business forecasts an ongoing economic downturn and increasing interest in urban rental units from a growing younger workforce. Similarly, the Urban Land Institute’s recent report “The New California Dream” notes increasing demand for multifamily development closer to employment and transit hubs. The panel explores how collaborative planning and development practices inherent to smart growth principles might respond to trends during this economic crisis and into the future.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-126

Rural to Urban, Village-City-County: Advanced Form-Based Coding Coast to Coast

Speakers: Paul Dreher, Zoning Administrator, City of Newport, VT; Jane Lafleur, Executive Director, Friends of Midcoast Maine; Daniel Parolek, Principal, Opticos Design, Inc.; Jason King, AICP, CNU-A,Town Planner, Dover, Kohl & Partners

This session shares results and insights from diverse Form-Based Coding (FBC) applications. Following adoption of a FBC in Newport, Vermont (7 square miles) over $200 million of development is occurring. Contrasting in size, Lee County, Florida adopted a code for 130 square miles of undeveloped land previously zoned for 1-acre lots. The code includes a TDR mechanism that allows rights to be transferred to designated sites within the coded area and for sprawl repair beyond the FBC boundaries.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-127

Seeds for Change: Creative Urban Gardens

Speakers: Brian Albright, Director of Parks and Recreation, San Diego County, CA; Rebecca Draper, Director of Neighborhood Improvement Projects, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative

Existing parks and public lands offer outstanding opportunities to enable people access to fresh food at a minimal cost while encouraging sustainable practices and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors. This session will highlight strategies on how to develop partnerships with park and recreation agencies; provide examples of innovative community gardens parks, creative urban agriculture initiatives, and edible landscape projects; and identify practical solutions and give guidance for challenges commonly encountered.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-128

Teaming Up for Success: Collaboration Between Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies

Speakers: Shane Hope, AICP, Community & Economic Development Director, City of Mountlake Terrace, WA; Andre Leroux, Executive Director, Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance; Jeremy Madsen, Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance; Alison Van Gorp, Urban Policy Director, Forterra; Sally Wakefield, Executive Director, Envision Minnesota

Tight budgets mean state and local governments often lack the resources to plan for and implement smart growth. One way to help overcome these resource constraints is for nonprofit organizations and government agencies to team up. Such partnerships may force a fundamental rethinking of the traditional nonprofit-agency dynamic in which the nonprofit is the 'advocate' and the agency is the 'target'. The panel explores collaborations in the SF Bay Area and the Seattle region that attempt to forge agency-nonprofit cooperation.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-129

Tax Foreclosure Reform: A New Approach for Stronger Neighborhoods

Speakers: Kendall Pelling, Project Manager, East Liberty Development, Inc.; Honorable Christopher Ross, Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Daniel Kildee, President / CEO, Center for Community Progress

Tax delinquent and vacant properties can be a tremendous asset when they are restored back to productive use—reinvigorating downtowns, housing new businesses, creating new housing opportunities in existing neighborhoods, and raising quality of life through parks and other green uses. This session will explore the issues at play in the tax foreclosure system and review how two states have reformed, or are seeking to reform, the laws that balance the need for efficient tax collection with the long-term interests of the communities they impact.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-130

Back to Planning School: What You Need to Know for Successful and Collaborative School Siting

Speakers: Fred Yeager, Assistant Director, California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division; Jeff Vincent, PhD, Deputy Director, Center for Cities and Schools, University of California, Berkeley; Cynthia Bryant, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, California Charter Schools Association; Chris Grimes, Director of Facilities Development, Roseville Joint Union High School District

Strategically locating new schools and revitalizing existing schools with consideration of other public services is an important part of achieving regional environmental goals, increasing service levels to students and the community, and leveraging funding opportunities. Yet, the relationship between school districts, land developers, and cities or counties can be tense, particularly where there is little or no coordination during planning processes. This workshop highlights the guiding principles and standards for locating schools and how these standards can support many of the common goals shared by school districts and local governments.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-131

Still Starbucks-Free: Rural Main Streets—Small towns need vitality, too!

Speakers: Kathy Callies, Acting President, Rural Learning Center; Dennis (Denny) Ross, Mayor, City of Maupin, OR; JoAnne Bush, Mayor, City of Lake Village, AR; Chris Beck, Senior Projects Advisor, U.S.D.A.-Rural Development

Given the global economy's demand for greater economic efficiencies (fewer small farmers) and environmentally sound natural resource practices (less extraction), many rural communities are facing a dramatic shift in the economic opportunities available to them. Starbucks may not be coming any time soon, but rural leaders understand that creating great places to live and work is an essential ingredient to their economic future and have requested USDA funding for strategic, place-based investments. This session focuses on three case studies: a new meeting center in Howard, South Dakota, a revived market in Maupin, Oregon, and a historic renovation in Lake Village, Arkansas.

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG12-132

Is the Sky Falling? Transportation Debate

Speakers: Laura Cohen, Western Region Director, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; James Corless, Director, Transportation for America; Greg Cox, Supervisor, San Diego County, CA; Shireen Malekafzali, Senior Associate, Policylink

Transit and bike/pedestrian funding programs are at risk; equity and livable community policy incentives proposed by stakeholders may be swept aside. The current extension bill expires March 31 and the stakes have never been higher. This session will provide smart growth practitioners with an update on the status of the bill, how it will impact communities in short & long term, and what steps they can take to influence the bill or how it's implemented in their region. The focus will be on transit/walking/biking programs, and livable community performance measures.

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NPSG12-133

Introducción al Desarrollo Urbano Inteligente

Speakers: Paul Zykofsky, AICP, Assoc. AIA, Director Asociado, Local Government Commission; Xavier Treviño Theesz, Director en México, Instituto de Políticas para el Transporte y el Desarrollo

Este taller está diseñado para nuevos asistentes a la conferencia que desean una introducción al tema de desarrollo urbano inteligente y su implementación. La sesión discutirá temas generales incluyendo los 10 principios del desarrollo urbano inteligente, su efecto en la planeación y los códigos reglamentarios de uso del suelo, y cómo diversos aspectos del desarrollo inteligente están siendo implementados en los Estados Unidos y México.

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG12-141

People's Planning for Improvements without Displacement: Transportation, Housing and Environmental Justice

Speakers: Margot Ocañas, Policy Analyst, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, RENEW Initiative; Lauren Ahkiam, RENEW Complete Streets Initiative Coordinator, Pacoima Beautiful; Holly Harper, Boyle Heights Living Streets Initiative Coordinator, Green LA Coalition; Tafarai Bayne, Community Affairs Manager, TRUST South LA

This panel focuses on efforts currently underway in three different areas of the City of Los Angeles to increase equity in working class communities of color. These fair growth efforts, focused on alternative transportation infrastructure and affordable housing, place community residents as the leaders in re-envisioning a community and reaping the benefits of the improvements through comprehensive People's Planning efforts and advocacy for equitable policy.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-142

Where's the Money:Smart Growth Funding

Speakers: Benjamin Starrett, ED, Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities; Jerry Maldonado, Program Officer, Ford Foundation; David Fukuzawa, Health Program Director, Kresge Foundation; Beatriz Solis, Ph.D., Program Director, Healthy Communities, The California Endowment; Emily Young, Ph.D., Senior Director, Environment Analysis and Strategy, San Diego Foundation

Join the 2012 edition of the smart growth funders panel to learn the latest about smart growth funding issues and trends. This panel has become an annual New Partners tradition that provides an opportunity for participants to hear directly from funders about their work and engage in face-to-face conversation about the direction of smart growth.

Audio CDs: 1

$15.00

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NPSG12-143

Healthy Metropolitan Food Systems

Speakers: Dan Carmody, President, Detroit Eastern Market; Malik Yakini, Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network; Ashley Atkinson, Director of Urban Agriculture and Openspace, The Greening of Detroit; Michael Sands, Senior Associate, Liberty Prairie Foundation

Growing food is an act of empowerment that can build neighborliness, provide experiential learning, improve health residents' health, and promote social justice. Local food production, processing, and distribution can help improve access to healthy and nutritious food in underserved areas while increasing job prospects for residents with a wide variety of skill sets. Panelists share their wide variety of experiences in restoring vitality to metropolitan food systems in Chicago and Detroit.

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NPSG12-144

Charrettes and the Next Generation of Public Involvement and Budgets

Speakers: Ken Snyder, Director, PlaceMatters; Darin Dinsmore, President, CrowdBrite; Jason Lally, Director, Decision Lab, PlaceMatters

The web makes it possible for the public as well as consultants to participate from a distance. This technology can save money but what are the costs to shared learning and the building of relationships? This session presents the latest tools, techniques and the trade-offs of social media and web-base participation tools within the context of the face-to-face public design charrette format

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NPSG12-145

Next Generation of Smart Growth: Lessons from Austin, Texas, and Dublin, Ohio

Speakers: David Dixon FAIA, Principal in charge of Planning and Urban Design, Goody, Clancy & Associates; Kevin Ratner, President, Forest City Residential West; Heather K. Way, Director, Community Development Clinic, University of Texas School of Law; Jana McCann, AIA, CEO, McCann Adams Studio; Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council

The speakers explore how urban and suburban communities are overcoming political, market, and regulatory challenges to create a new paradigm in these cities for sustainable, vibrant, and inclusive development. Learn about the community processes, implementation strategies, and public-private partnerships being utilized to advance a wide range of targeted smart housing goals, including affordable housing, green infrastructure, and pedestrian-friendly design.

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NPSG12-146

Infill Development Strategies for Small Cities — Lessons from Billings, MT

Speakers: Roger Millar, PE, AICP, Director, Smart Growth America's Leadership Institute; Tom Hanel, Mayor, City of Billings, MT; Dena Belzer, President, Strategic Economics; Elaine Clegg, Councilmember, City of Boise, ID; Special Projects Manager, Idaho Smart Growth

In April 2011, Smart Growth America partnered with the City of Billings, Montana on a two-day workshop to talk about ways that this relatively small (but regionally significant and growing) city could pursue strategies to foster more and better infill development and curb sprawl. Based on their experience leading this workshop, our panelists will provide an overview of some of the challenges smaller, growing Western cities like Billings face in adopting good infill strategies.

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NPSG12-147

Participación de Residentes en el Proceso de Planeación

Speakers: Paul Zykofsky, AICP, Assoc. AIA, Director Asociado, Local Government Commission; Juan Antonio Ramírez, Coordinador, WalkSanDiego; Laura Silvan, Presidenta del Consejo Directivo, Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental, A.C.

La participación activa de los residentes en la planeación urbana local resulta en múltiples beneficios tanto para ellos como para el municipio en general. Primeramente, el involucrar a los residentes en la planeación local resulta en mejores planes; planes basados en el conocimiento de los residentes de lo que funciona y lo que no funciona en cada colonia. Puede ayudar a evitar los conflictos en torno al desarrollo urbano y permite a los residentes entender los impactos positivos y negativos de las distintas opciones.

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NPSG12-148

The Economic and Environmental Benefit of Good Urbanism

Speakers: Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA; Joseph Minicozzi, AICP, Executive Director, Asheville Downtown Association; Principal, Urban3, LLC; Mitchell Silver, AICP, Planning Director, City of Raleigh, NC; President, American Planning Association; Clark Anderson, Director, Western Colorado Legacy Program, Sonoran Institute

Innovative financial and policy analysis has demonstrated that Smart Growth development is not only more beneficial from an environmental standpoint, but it is also more fiscally responsible form of growth at a municipal level. This session explores analytic tools, property policy exploration, as well as leadership strategies that are applicable in any size municipality; from a public, private and advocacy perspective.

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NPSG12-149

Growing Wealthier Training: Achieving the Prosperity Benefits of Transit and Smart Growth

Speakers: Charles Kooshian, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Center for Clean Air Policy; Nadine Fogarty, Principal, Strategic Economics Inc.; Geoffrey Anderson, President and CEO, Smart Growth America; Joe DiStefano, AICP, Principal, Calthorpe Associates; Dennis M. Leach, AICP, Director of Transportation, Arlington Department of Environmental Services, Transportation Division; Michael Hoglund, Director, Metro - Research Center

Enhanced understanding of the economic, quality of life and equity benefits of Transit-Oriented-Development (TOD) and smart growth is essential for actually realizing these benefits. This training session will provide insight from experts in research, development, planning, modeling, TOD, policy and practice to guide participants on how to assess and maximize the broad benefits of TOD and smart growth, including affordable housing, and household transportation and energy costs.

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NPSG12-150

Advancing an Agenda for Healthy, Equitable, and Sustainable Environments in California

Speakers: George Flores, MD, Program Manager, Community Health, The California Endowment; Richard J. Jackson, MD MPH, Professor/Chair, Environmental Health Sciences; Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning, UCLA; Carl Anthony, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities (invited); Paloma Pavel, PhD, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities; Autumn Bernstein, Director, ClimatePlan; Jeremy Cantor, MPH, Program Manager, Prevention Institute; Kendra Bridges, Land Use Policy Director, Sacramento Housing Alliance; Azibuike Akaba, Community Technical Assistance Coordinator, Neighborhood Environmental Indicators Project' Patty Ochoa, Environmental Health Coordinator, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, CA; Steve Padilla, Principal, AQUARIUS GROUP, INC.; Genoveva Islas-Hooker, MPH, Regional Program Coordinator , Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program

This session focuses on current and emerging opportunities to advance healthy, equitable, and sustainable environments across California. We will explore activity at the state (Health in All Policies), regional (Sustainable Community Strategies), and local (Building Healthy Communities) level with an emphasis on sharing of promising approaches among leaders from a diversity of California communities.

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NPSG12-151

EPA's Building Blocks: Lessons Learned from a Year of Tool Development & Delivery

Speakers: Kevin Nelson, AICP, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA; Chris Duerksen, Managing Director, Clarion Associates; Sue Schwartz, AICP, Director of Planning and Community Development, City of Greensboro, SC; Frank Williamson, Alderman, City of St. Louis, MO

In 2011, the EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities created the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program to develop smart growth and sustainability tools that could be delivered to communities in a short term and targeted manner. Given the range of issues facing communities to implement smart growth, the toolbox created from this program aims at to achieve: walkable communities, a reduction in vehicle miles travelled, and protection of land and water resources. This session reviews the development of this program, its intended impact and focus on tool delivery and implementation.

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NPSG12-152

Putting Parking in its Place for Smart Growth

Speakers: Valerie Knepper, Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Richard W. Lee, Ph.D., AICP, Associate, Fehr & Peers; Christine Eary, Associate Regional Planner, SANDAG; Donald C. Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles; Meea Kang, Principal, Domus Development: Executive Director, California Infill Builders Association; Richard W. Willson Ph.D. FAICP, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard; Samir Hajjiri, Sr. Traffic Engineer, City of San Diego, City Planning & Community Investment Dept.; Kathy Garcia, Planning Director, City of Del Mar; Ian Sacs, P.E., Director, Transportation and Parking, City of Hoboken, NJ; Robert Swierk, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, CMA Planning; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority; Mott Smith, Principal, Civic Enterprise

Hear from the nation's foremost parking experts, to reconceptualize parking to support smart growth in our communities; explore the roles of different governmental agencies and the private sector in reforming parking policies and practices; and address housing, TOD, and transit. The session delves into: the fundamentals of rethinking parking policies—The High Price of Free Parking and the theory of 85%; new development—how can smart parking policies support the viability of new construction? Government roles—how can cities and MPOs pursue parking policies and practices to effectively support smart growth? Finally, The Cutting Edge—what's happening in the Big Apple and elsewhere "at the frontier"?

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NPSG12-161

Not Your Father's DOT: Progressive Trends in State Transportation Policy

Speakers: Roger Millar, PE, AICP, Director, Smart Growth America's Leadership Institute; Mary Taylor Raulerson, Principal Planner, Kittelson & Associates; Allen Biehler, PE, Allen Biehler Consulting LLC; Lynn Peterson, Sustainable Communities and Transportation Policy Advisor Governor's Office; Paul F. Morris, FASLA, Deputy Secretary for Transit, North Carolina Department of Transportation

State transportation agencies spend billions of dollars every year on transportation infrastructure. How can we make sure that this spending is focused on supporting and enhancing livable communities? Pennsylvania, Oregon, North Carolina and others have been working towards transportation reforms to create and support livable communities. Learn about their good work and efforts to leverage these successes nationwide.

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NPSG12-162

Essential Components of the 21st Century Community: Housing for the "Missing Middle"

Speakers: Lina Velasco, Senior Planner, City of Richmond, CA; Lisa Wise, Principal, Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc. Moderator: Stefan Pellegrini, Principal, Opticos Design, Inc.

This session examines and debates the potential for medium-density housing as an essential future component of our livable communities. Several indicators have increased recent interest in higher-density housing, including changing demographics, decreasing housing affordability, and increasing efforts to conserve energy through more compact development patterns. At the same time, higher-density housing has been challenged by high development and entitlement costs, limited market share, and incessant NIMBYism. Well-designed, medium-density housing, however, suggests that there is a high potential for cost effective, appropriately-scaled development patterns that will allow today's low density communities to evolve and transition in response to future challenges.

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NPSG12-163

From Temporary to Sustainable Paradise: "Smart Growth Catalysts" and The Battle for Planning in the San Diego/Tijuana Region

Speakers: Dahvia Lynch, AICP, Project Manager, Department of General Services, San Diego County; Bruce Appleyard, PhD, Associate Research Professor, University of Utah; Michael Stepner FAIA, FAICP, New School of Architecture and Design; Carlos Graizbord, Former Director of IMPlan, Professor of Urban Planning, Universidad Iberoamericana; Brian Mooney, AICP, Principal, Mooney Planning Collaborative

The panel explores the Roles NGO's can play as "Smart Growth Catalysts" in assisting local government in developing public policy for long range planning. As a framework, the panel will build upon the historic 1974 bi-national urban design plan for the San Diego/Tijuana Region, "Temporary Paradise?" by Kevin Lynch and Donald Appleyard, father of Dr. Bruce Appleyard. The C-3 plan goes beyond traditional planning programs that are limited by jurisdiction and integrates both sides of the US/Mexican Border to address sustainability issues for the environment, economics, land use, social equity, and life systems. The ultimate goal is to assist the region in the implementation of plans and programs that not only preserve and enhance the unique San Diego/Tijuana environment but build on its multi-cultural and education assets.

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NPSG12-164

A New Heart for Houston

Speakers: Robert D. Yaro, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association; Jane Thompson, Principal, Thompson Design Group; Patap Talwar, Principal, Thompson Design Group; Anne Olson, Director, Buffalo Bayou Partnership; Harry L. Dodson, Principal, Dodson Associates

Realizing the need to improve the city's quality of life, Houston's leaders decided to restore the polluted and neglected river running through the center of the city. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership, a non-profit advocacy group, was formed to implement the river restoration project. The Partnership led a wide range of citizens, advocacy groups and neighborhood representatives to develop a plan for the river's revival and its incorporation with the surrounding urban fabric. As a result, a new regional park—one of the largest landscape reclamation projects in the country—is being created as the new heart of America's 4th largest city.

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NPSG12-165

Local Land Use Planning and State Trust Land Management in the West

Speakers: C.J. Gabbe, Project Manager, Fregonese Associates; Tobin Follenweider, Deputy Director, Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners; Sandie Smith, President & CEO, Pinal Partnership; Moderator: Susan Culp, Project Manager, Western Lands and Communities, Sonoran Institute

This session will provide a basic overview and history of state trust lands in the West, a unique and often misunderstood category of lands, and provide planning officials with a better understanding of the management mandate for these lands, constraints and challenges, and opportunities presented by planning and developing on state trust lands within communities. Planners will learn how to effectively engage with trust land managers to improve coordination of planning activities, and ultimately, to advance better land use outcomes and sustainability through strategic development of trust lands within urban areas.

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NPSG12-166

Kicking the (driving) Habit: Low-Density Cities Move to Sustainable Transportation

Speakers: Ellen Greenberg, Associate Principal, Arup; Dena Belzer, President, Strategic Economics; Eileen Yazzie, Transportation Planning Project Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments, AZ; Shannon Scutari, Sustainable Communities Working Group; Jason King, AICP, CNU-A, Town Planner, Dover, Kohl & Partners; Susie Byrd, Councilmember, City of El Paso, TX; Katie Updike, Managing Partner, Building Solutions, LLC

This 'talk show' style session investigates two tales from the Southwest. In El Paso, Texas, the City Council has resolved to become the "Least Car-Dependent City in the Southwest," launching initiatives that have brought the City into the national discussion on multi-modal placemaking. In Arizona, the Maricopa Association of Governments' Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Integration Study is trying to jump start the region’s path to a sustainable transportation future.

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NPSG12-170

Plenary: Smart Growth for Economic Recovery

Speakers: Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9; Mary D. Nichols, Chairperson, California Air Resources Board; Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, OK

This plenary articulates the important role that the federal government is playing to support sustainable communities across the country — communities that will become more economically resilient in the future. It will also feature how leaders at the state and local levels have implemented smart growth approaches as part of a solution to recover from the economic crisis, move towards fiscal health, and become more economically resilient and vibrant along the way.

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NPSG12-200

Plenary: Places for People: How Transportation Choices, Infill Development and Good City Design Can Reshape our Communities

Speakers: Shelley Poticha, Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. HUD; Janet Attarian, Project Director, Streetscape and Sustainable Design Program; Sustainability Coordinator, Chicago Department of Transportation; Meea Kang, President, Domus Development, LLC; President, California Infill Builders Association

The plenary highlights the important role that federal investments in housing and transportation choices can play in supporting sustainable communities across the country. It also features examples from Chicago to California, where local leaders and developers have increased transportation choices, created a more pedestrian-focused environment, and made infill development a reality — bringing affordable housing and essential services closer together for the people who live there, especially those most in need.

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NPSG12-201

Advances in GIS for Smart Growth — Horizontal and Vertical

Speakers: Jon Harrison, Senior Consultant for Local Government Solutions, ESRI; Councilmember, City of Redlands, CA; Matthew Baker, Product Engineer, ESRI; Eric Wittner, 3D GIS Specialist, ESRI

Whether it’s appealing, vibrant infill and retail revitalization, complete streets and public spaces, traffic calming, or a more extensive network of safe bike routes and pedestrian trails – using GIS in 2D and 3D can make a difference. Like the broader toolbox of smart-growth concepts and strategies, the techniques and capabilities of GIS are advancing and emerging. GIS can intertwine complex details of demographic, geographic and urban design factors that communities can use to easily analyze and visualize the implications of alternative development scenarios. With GIS we can 'see' what and how possible solutions work.

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NPSG12-202

Building a Powerful Regional Equity Coalition to Deliver on Sustainable Communities

Speakers: Kalima Rose, Director of the PolicyLink Center for Infrastructure Equity, PolicyLink; Allen Fernandez-Smith, President and CEO, Urban Habitat; Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Convener, Partnership for Southern Equity; Russ Adams, Executive Director, Alliance for Metropolitan Sustainability

Powerful regional equity coalitions and networks have formed over the last decade to unite communities of color and low-income communities across a region. These coalitions steer regional planning efforts, win and preserve affordable housing near transit, foster transit service and investments in ways that connect their communities to opportunities in the region. Regional equity leaders from Oakland, the Twin Cities, and Atlanta guide participants in how to bring together diverse organizations, define priorities and roles, and work in concert to accomplish structural changes in their communities.

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NPSG12-203

Mixed Use: Perception and Reality

Speakers: Amber Hawkes, AICP, Urban Designer, Melendrez; Martin Leitner, AIA, Senior Designer, Urban Studio; Allan Kotin, Principal, Allan D. Kotin & Associates; Georgia Sheridan, AICP, Urban Designer, Torti Gallas and Partners

Proposed as a cure-all, mixed-use is called forth to reduce traffic, improve walkability, boost economic development, and generate often intangible levels of urban 'livability.' This panel looks at when, where and how mixed-use development does and doesn't work from an architectural, urban design, planning, and economic perspective. Through an inter-disciplinary discussion, the panelists answer the following questions: Where does mixed-use work best? Why doesn't it work everywhere? Does mixed-use guarantee an active urban environment? When are the costs and challenges for mixed-use development worth it?

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NPSG12-204

Labor Unions: Emerging Allies for Smart Growth

Speakers: Greg LeRoy, Executive Director, Good Jobs First; Kevin Pranis, Laborers International Union of North America; Aurita Apodaca, Organizer, FRESC for Good Jobs and Strong Communities; Lorena Gonzalez, Secretary/Treasurer/CEO, San Diego-Imperial Counties Central Labor Council

Some unions, like the Food & Commercial Workers who oppose Walmart and the Amalgamated Transit Union that advocates for transit, are well-known to smart growthers for their sophisticated advocacy. And unions have much more freedom to advocate than do non-profits or most public officials. But too often, labor leaders and growth-management practitioners do not know each other well or actively coordinate. This workshop is both "Labor's Self-Interest in Smart Growth" and "Labor Movement 101" with specific examples of smart growth advocacy from three exemplary labor groups and a pro-labor think tank.

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NPSG12-205

Transforming San Bernardino from Ground Zero to a Model Healthy City

Speakers: Evelyn Trevino, Program Coordinator, Bernardino County Public Health Department, Healthy Communities; Mark Hoffman, Senior Planner, The Planning Center | DC&E; Evette Deluca, Executive Director, Latino Health Collaborative; Peggi Hazlett, Assistant to the Mayor, City of San Bernardino

San Bernardino has long suffered from poor health outcomes resulting from the unintended consequences of environmental, economic, and social determinants. Mortality rates and hospitalization rates from preventable diseases far exceed statewide averages. In this panel, you will learn about the County's Healthy Communities program, a model 16-city collaborative, and its largest member, the Healthy San Bernardino Coalition.

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NPSG12-206

Rooted In Community: Native American Collaboration on Smart Growth and Green Design

Speakers: Trisha Miller, Director, Green Communities, Enterprise Community Partners; Tomasita Duran, Okay Owingeh Housing Authority; Jamie Blosser, AIA, LEED AP, Associate and Director of Santa Fe Office, Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Moderator: Susan Gitlin, LEED GA, Co-Lead, U.S. EPA's Green Building Workgroup, Codes, Standards, and Sustainable Design Division, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA

This panel showcases a network of housing leaders, community designers, and sustainability advocates working together to overcome barriers to smart growth and green design in Native American communities. It focuses on the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, which was recently launched to engage tribal leaders in developing solutions for culturally appropriate, green affordable housing. Panelists share examples of how sustainable development goals are linked to core cultural values and rooted in the spirit, the community, and the land.

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NPSG12-207

Advancing Equity through Transit Corridor Planning

Speakers: Dean Katerndahl, Director, Government Innovations Forum, Mid American Regional Council; Damon Daniel, Regional Organizing Director, Communities Creating Opportunity, Kansas City, MO; Tony To, Executive Director, HomeSight; Heidi Hall, Equity Network Manager, Impact Capital

This interactive panel highlights two regional models to advance social equity from Puget Sound and Kansas City, leveraging a HUD Sustainable Communities grant. Learn about the process and lessons learned establishing a regional equity network and how such coalitions are promoting social equity through transit corridor planning. Diverse community partners bring their institutional strengths to ensure the participation and governance of communities of color.

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NPSG12-208

Smart Water: Aligning Land Use and Infrastructure for Healthier Communities and Cities

Speakers: Deven Upadhyay, Manager, Water Resource Management Group, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Emily Gordon, Senior Associate, Green For All; Randall Lewis, Executive Vice President, Lewis Operating Corporation

Sustainable water infrastructure is a critical component to any smart growth strategy or development. This panel explores how integrated land-use planning, green infrastructure and a range of policy incentives can support the development of healthy communities with an essential and reliable water supply and delivery system. You will be deftly guided through the complex and inter-related policies of the water industry and receive a valuable overview of successful planning strategies that facilitate smart growth.

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NPSG12-209

Leveraging Smart Growth Brand to Build a Political Base and Vice Versa

Speakers: Elaine Clegg, Councilmember, City of Boise, ID; Special Projects Manager, Idaho Smart Growth; Tommy Wells, Councilmember, District of Columbia; Brad Lander, Councilmember, City of Brooklyn, NY; John Engen, Mayor, City of Missoula, MT; Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, OK; Mark Mallory, Mayor, City of Cincinnati, OH

It is the politician’s job to present a compelling vision while moving forward effective policies, and many leaders have realized the power of the smart growth brand, which espouses increasing transportation and affordable housing choices near jobs, shops and schools. Hear from elected leaders who are leveraging smart growth principles to inspire their constituents and reinforce their base of support as they strive to strengthen their municipalities.

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NPSG12-210

Area-Wide Planning: Innovations at the State, Local, and Federal Level

Speakers: Elizabeth Schilling, Policy Manager, Smart Growth America

The area-wide approach is a unique strategy aimed at revitalizing brownfields-impacted neighborhoods through a community-centered, collaborative planning process. The process focuses not only on planning, but also on creating a framework for implementation that draws on public, private, and community partnerships, and supports a more strategic use of state/federal brownfields funds for neighborhood development.

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NPSG12-211

Rural Sustainability: Federal Collaboration, Regional Innovation and the Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Speakers: David Doyle, Sustainable Communities Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 7; Elizabeth Wampler, Program Associate/Data Analyst, Reconnecting America; Annie Goode, Environmental Protection Specialist, USDA/Rural Development

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development formed the Partnership for Sustainable Communities aimed at improving rural quality of life including access to affordable housing, enhanced rural transportation options and environmental protection. In collaboration with USDA, the Partnership is working to show how its six "livability principles" support economically and environmentally vibrant rural communities.

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NPSG12-212

Learning to Share — How to Get Your Community Ready for Bicycle Sharing

Speakers: Brett Hondorp, Principal, Alta Planning & Design and Alta Bicycle Share; Lynn Harris, Senior Analyst, UCI's Parking and Transportation Services; Matthew Lasky, Transportation Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Bike Sharing Team; Brodie Hylton, Operations Director, Alta Bicycle Share

With the growth and success of bicycle sharing systems worldwide, many jurisdictions are clamoring to be next in line to bring bike sharing to their communities. This session offers practical experience in all phases of bike share operations including: site planning, financing, equipment purchasing, liability, marketing, staffing, and bicycle rebalancing and maintenance.

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NPSG12-222

Using Health As a Messaging Tool

Speakers: Judy Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission; Richard J. Jackson, MD MPH, Professor/Chair, Environmental Health Sciences; Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning, UCLA

The health message can be particularly potent as a messaging tool for supporting everything from Smart Growth measures to state legislation related to Global Warming. The Lung Association is widely credited for stopping the passage of an initiative to repeal California's global warming law. The California's Medical Association encourages their physician-members to advocate for Smart Growth and it is beginning to bear fruit. This session, led by Dr. Richard Jackson, highlights the messages that have worked and explores how the medical profession might go even further to encourage land use changes that create healthy communities.

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NPSG12-223

Revitalization, Gentrification, and Equitable Development: Evaluating a Decade of EPA's Programs

Speakers: Mary Nelson, Founding President, Bethel New Life; Deeohn Ferris, JD, President, Sustainable Community Development Group; Ted Howard, Evergreen Coalition; Charlie Bartsch, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Economic Development, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, U.S. EPA; Vernice Miller-Travis, Senior Associate, Skeo Solutions

Gentrification is often defined as the transformation of neighborhoods from low value to high value. This change has the potential to cause displacement of long-time residents and businesses because of higher rents, mortgages, and property taxes. This interactive session provides an overview of EPA's efforts to promote equitable development, engages the audience, and facilitates a candid discussion about the challenges and proposed solutions at the local level for advancing truly equitable development.

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NPSG12-224

Strategies for Saving the Small Town Grocery Store

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NPSG12-225

Land Use in a Building Code??? Meet the International Green Construction Code

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NPSG12-226

Smart Valley Places—Taking Advantage of the Great Reset

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NPSG12-227

Health, Justice and Equity in Freight and Infrastructure Development

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NPSG12-228

Smart Growth Takes Smart Preservation

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NPSG12-229

Transforming the Golden Westside: The Role of Youth in Sustainable Brownfields Redevelopment

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NPSG12-230

Achieving Healthy, Equitable, Walkable Schools: Lessons from Federal, State, and Local Guidelines

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NPSG12-231

Little Trips, Big Difference: Predicting Traffic for Mixed-Use Sites

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NPSG12-232

The Walking Audit - A Tool for Organizing Strong Communities and Developing Complete Streets

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NPSG12-241

New Tools and Practices for Measuring the Sustainability Impacts of Land Use and Transportation Policies

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-242

Facing the Critics: Tools and Trainings to Successfully Counter Smart Growth Opponents

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-243

Assuring Community Benefits in Military Base Closing Redevelopment Processes

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-244

Housing and Freeways: How Close is Too Close

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NPSG12-245

Sharpening — and Using — Financial Tools in the Smart (Re) Development Toolbox

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-246

Jobs, the Workforce, and the Economy: Rethinking The Role of Smart Growth and Sustainability

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NPSG12-248

Transforming Suburbs into Sustainable Communities: Case Studies

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NPSG12-249

Advancing Opportunities for Rural Economic Development

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NPSG12-250

Building Support for Mobility Options: Effective Outreach Tactics for Engaging Grassroots Groups and Underserved Communities

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NPSG12-251

Emerging Practices and Policies in Transit-oriented Development

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NPSG12-252

Implementing Green Infrastructure: Creative Approaches to Reducing Regulatory and Financial Barriers in Rural and Urban Communities

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-300

Morning Plenary: The Great Reset: Reshaping Our Economic and Physical Landscape to Meet New Needs

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG12-301

Climate and Energy Planning: Community Partnerships that Work

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-303

Advancing Equity in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Action Research, Advocacy and Place-Making

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-304

Completing Neighborhoods Through Appropriate Infill: Community Revitalization Case Studies

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NPSG12-305

Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) An Interactive Demonstration

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NPSG12-306

Public Health, Transportation, & Land Use: Institutionalizing Partnerships & Practices to Create Healthier Communities

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-307

The Evolution of Smart Growth — the San Diego Story

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NPSG12-308

Landscape Conservation Toolkit for Rural Communities, the Carbon Market and Streamlined Planning

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-309

Getting it Done: State Policy Strategies from Advocacy to Implementation

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-310

Community Schools - The Case for Joint Use

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-311

National City: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Achieving Sustainable Environmental and Social Equity

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG12-312

Linking Jobs, Housing, and Transit for Economic Development: Local and National Perspectives

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NPSG12-320

Luncheon. EPA National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement Videos

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NPSG12-321

Planning for Solar Energy in Your Community

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NPSG12-322

Smart Growth, Immigrant Integration and Sustainable Development

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NPSG12-323

Eat, Play, Live: Creative Investments Towards Equitable Health Access

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NPSG12-324

Restoring the American City: Augusta, GA and Laney Walker/Bethlehem

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NPSG12-325

Development-Oriented Transit: Innovative Economic Tools and Models

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NPSG12-326

Planning and Managing the Urban Forest to Build Community Sustainability and Resilience

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NPSG12-327

Coordinating Regional Initiatives With Local Partners to Advance Equity in Metro Boston

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NPSG12-328

Heritage-Based Rural Development

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NPSG12-329

Building Sustainable Rural Communities with Regional Transportation Systems

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NPSG12-330

Smart Growth and Hazards Resilience: Helping Coastal Communities Stay Safe, Sustainable, and Above Water

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NPSG12-340

Closing Plenary: Community Design and Urban Innovation for a Knowledge Economy

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