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12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Communities — Kansas City, 2013

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. 

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NPSG13-000

Full Set Audio Recordings

Each session on a separate CD (includes free binder); or all sessions in mp3 format on free USB (playable on any computer, tablet, or other electronic listening device. CDs and USBs delivered via Priority US Mail. 15% shipping and handling fees will be applied upon checkout.

Audio CDs: 125

$595.00

$395.00

NPSG13-01A

WORKSHOP: Sustainable Neighborhoods, Thriving Residents: Strategies for Building Equitable Communities, PLUS Opening Plenary: Neighborhood Revitalization and Economic Development from the Bottom Up

Speakers: Megan McConville; Lisa Garcia; Michael Goo; Kalima Rose; Jay Thomas; Anita Maltbia; Charlie Sciammas

This workshop explores how low-income, minority, tribal, and other overburdened communities are integrating land use and economic development strategies to renew their neighborhoods and build residents’ skills and wealth.

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-01B

WORKSHOP: Partnering with Industrial Neighbors to Create Healthy, Sustainable, and Prosperous Communities

Speakers: Deidre Sanders, Bill Gallegos, Michelle Garakian, Stephanie Hall, Hilton Kelley

This session highlights successful partnerships among community groups, local governments and industry representatives to develop shared visions for their communities, build healthier neighborhoods, and create opportunities for residents and strong local economies.

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NPSG13-01C

WORKSHOP: Local Policies and Tools that Support Equitable Development

Speakers: Amanda Gehrke, Vernice Miller-Travis

Learn about specific tools and approaches to use at the local level to preserve and create affordable housing, retain small businesses and cultural institutions, and improve access to high-quality employment opportunities in areas where reinvestment is occuring or expected.

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NPSG13-01D

WORKSHOP: Using Regional Equity Indicators

Speakers: John Fierro, Alfred Henson, Amanda Martin, Victor Rubin

Participants learn about a new methodology and a set of indicators for analyzing regional equity, and how to use this analysis to inform regional and sustainable community planning, economic and workforce development, and land use transportation planning efforts. A trainer from PolicyLink instructs attendees on how to conduct a regional equity analysis, and how to interpret demographic, economic, educational, health, housing and transportation indicators. Government staff and community leaders discuss how they are translating equity analyses to policy and on-the-ground work.

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NPSG13-01E

WORKSHOP Closing Plenary: The Outlook for Equitable Development

Speakers: Gary Cunningham, Matthew Dalbey, Shelley Poticha, Mathy Stanislaus, Nicholas Targ

Leaders from Federal Agencies, nonprofit groups and other organizationsl react to the day's conversations, reflect on next steps for integrating neighborhood revitalization and economic and workforce development and offer previews of how they approach these issues over the coming year.

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NPSG13-101

Sustainability and Net Zero Energy Studies with DoD Clients

Speakers: David Mechtly, Project Manager, now with HDR, Inc.; Mark Imel, Energy Services Technical Director, HDR, Inc. Moderator: Damian Kelly, Technical Director and Project Manager, HDR, Inc.

The federal government has, through a series of public laws, executive orders and presidential memorandums, set out an ambitious mandated program to address energy/water/waste/greenhouse gas reduction, a reduced dependence on fossil fuel, and increased usage in alternative fuels for federal agencies. The panelists from the Defense Distribution Center-Susquehanna and HDR share their experiences in accomplishing the mandates while integrating sustainability and net-zero energy planning at a Defense Logistics Agency installation over the past year. Sustainability topics discussed include sustainability components, component support activities, and a capital investment strategy and implementation plan. Net Zero Energy topics include energy reduction measures, “right-sizing” the GSA fleet using combinatorial optimization, recommending grid/islanded-connected micro-grid architecture/control, providing the resulting renewable energy solution, discussing feasible funding mechanisms, and incorporating all aspects of Net Zero into an implementation plan.

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NPSG13-101

Intercity Passenger Rail in America: Creating Regional Centers

Speakers: Wayne Aldrich, Development Director, Town of Normal, IL; Brian Harner, Architect, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation; Wilma Quan, Urban Planning Specialist, City of Fresno, CA

As the nation considers building new high-speed rail connections and strengthening existing intercity passenger rail networks, communities large and small are thinking about leveraging rail assets in new ways. Many metropolitan areas have plans to revitalize historic stations into multimodal and economic centers, while smaller communities reassess how to leverage intercity rail stations into a regional economic development strategy. This session addresses such questions as: How can stations catalyze TOD-like development patterns and help curb sprawl? How can high-speed rail stations become regional growth centers? How can good station area planning concentrate jobs and growth? Speakers offer case studies from a metropolitan area focusing on economic development and multimodal connectivity at Washington, DC, Union Station; planning for a new High Speed Rail station in Fresno, CA, to refocus economic growth and jobs downtown; and revitalization of a small-town Main Street centered on rehabilitation of an historic train depot.

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NPSG13-102

Crowd-sourced Urbanism: No One Knows as Much as Everyone

Speakers: Jase Wilson, CEO, Neighbor.ly; Zach Flanders, AICP, Urban Planner, BNIM

Technology is enabling a radical democratization in the planning and development of cities. Social media and crowd-sourcing tools are revealing a preference for smart growth principles and vibrant urban districts, and they are giving citizens the power to transform urban spaces to fit their preferences. During this session, participants learn how to use social media technologies and crowdsourcing to build movements for urban change and raise funds for implementation. Real-world examples include crowd-funding for the Kansas City Streetcar, Better Block KC (a crowd-sourced temporary transformation of Grand Boulevard), and KCMomentum, a tool for Kansas Citians to improve their city. Whether you represent the public sector, a private business or an invested citizen, this session gives you the tools to engage the crowd and build something great!

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NPSG13-103

Equity as the New Model for Growth: How Three Regions are Innovating

Speakers: Ramon Leon, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Corporation; Allen Fernandez Smith, President & CEO, Urban Habitat; Pamela Hurtt, Senior Consultant, New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan

Tomorrow’s successful regions will be those that adopt equity-driven growth strategies, creating greater opportunities for residents left behind after the past few decades of unequal growth. Doing so means squarely addressing race: in many metros, the majority of residents are people of color, yet Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans and other racial/ethnic groups continue to face stark barriers to economic participation and success. A handful of regions are taking bold steps to integrate equity into their economic development pursuits. This session highlights three of them: Detroit’s New Economy Initiative, which is implanting inclusion strategies into its small business accelerators focused on high-tech companies, anchor institutions, and neighborhood-serving businesses; the Twin Cities’ “Everybody In” effort to reduce the region’s high racial disparities in employment; and the Bay Area’s sustainable communities strategy to connect the region’s low-income communities and communities of color to its high-growth industries.

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NPSG13-104

Small Housing Trends: Recession Survival Tactics & Moving Forward

Speakers: Debra Bassert, Vice President of Land Use Policy, National Association of Home Builders; Donald Powers, Founding Partner, Union Studio; Dena Belzer, President, Strategic Economics; Toby Rittner, President and CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies; John Williams, Chair and CEO, Impact Infrastructure

Entrepreneurial builders have worked through the recession by capitalizing on trends toward smaller housing. Demographic trends and housing surveys identify a growing interest in buyers and renters for smaller housing units. In new communities or infill projects, big or small markets, these builders have noticed the trends and have responded with new models for attached and detached units at various price points. With changing preferences among Generation Y and boomers, unstable oil prices and volatility in the costs of construction, builders are giving more consideration to what and where they build. The demand for smaller housing transcends economic conditions. Hear what these builders are saying about working through the recession, and what is needed to thrive as the housing market improves and a New Normal is established. The panelists offer insight into finance, zoning, design, construction, demographics and placemaking, as we explore the growing opportunity in small housing.

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NPSG13-105

Designing Healthy Environments Across Communities and Generations

Speakers: Leslie Meehan, AICP, Director of Healthy Communities Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Angela Russell, MS, Community Engagement Lead, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute; Erika Svendsen, PhD, Research Social Scientist, U.S Forest Service, Northern Research Station; Maria Valenti, National Coordinator, Collaborative on Health and the Environment; Arthur Wendel, MD, MPH, CDR USPHS, Healthy Community Design Initiative; Team Lead, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Where and how we live, eat, work, play and socialize profoundly influence our health across the life span. It’s hard to lead a healthy life if you don’t live in a healthy community. The health of communities depends on many factors – including the built and natural environments, access to healthy food, environmental hazards, individual health behaviors, education and jobs, income, family and community support and access to and quality of health care. Within this context, we cannot view health as an individual concern or in a single moment or stage of life. We need to understand and address health as a whole system with interacting factors in constant feedback loops. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program brings community leaders and residents together to improve health. This session combines ecological health approaches with information from the Roadmaps program to discuss strategies, actions and partnerships to improve individual and community health.

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NPSG13-106

Smart Growth 101: An Introduction to Smart Growth

Speakers: 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.

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NPSG13-107

Building Community While Greening the City: The Parklet Revolution

Speakers: Ariel Ben-Amos, Senior Planner/Analyst, Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, Philadelphia, PA; Alexis Smith, Planner / Urban Designer, City of San Francisco, CA; John Bela, Principal, Rebar. Moderator: Judy Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission

The elements of a parklet – a parking spot transformed into a tiny public relaxation area – can vary, from a patch of grass-like turf and plants to an outdoor patio with seating. At a time when city budgets are severely constrained, parklets have become a popular way for residents and businesses to green their neighborhoods. Parklets got a start in 2005 in San Francisco, when staff of a design firm fed a parking meter with coins, covered the asphalt with sod, and added a potted tree. Their experiment spread like wildfire. The City responded by making parklets legal and setting up an approval process. Today parklets can be seen in neighborhoods throughout the City. The parklet concept has spread beyond SF, with different versions evolving for different climates. This session features a professional from the San Francisco Parks Department, a staff member from the Mayor’s Office in the City of Philadelphia, and a representative of Rebar, the design firm that initiated the parklet revolution.

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NPSG13-108

Partnerships that Deliver Thriving Communities

Speakers: Ben Bakkenta, AICP, Program Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council; Rebecca Saldana, Community Benefits and Development Program Director, Puget Sound Stage; Nathaniel Smith, Founder, Partnership for Southern Equity; Shelly Griswold, Planner, City of Freeport, IL; Evelyn Curry, Neighborhood Leader, Stephenson County Health Department, IL. Moderator: Sarita Turner, Sustainable Communities Fellow, PolicyLink

Smart, sustainable planning incorporates equity principles from concept to implementation. Increasingly, governments are recognizing the value non-traditional partnerships bring to planning processes. Planning that is informed and guided by the wisdom and experiences of communities, coupled with equity-focused smart growth strategies, is winning sustainability in developments of all types. Hear how metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) and cities are working in partnership with community to bring new vision, energy and approaches to traditional planning processes. In the Puget Sound, the MPO is working in lock-step with the Puget Sound Regional Equity Network to plan equitable transit oriented development; in the Atlanta region, in collaboration with the Partnership for Southern Equity, the MPO has formalized an equity committee within its structure and developed an Equitable Target Areas Index; in Freeport, IL, the city is working hand in hand with resident leadership to redevelop a brownfield in a African-American neighborhood.

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NPSG13-109

Cities and Regions in Transition: Accentuating Assets, and Repositioning Economies for a More Prosperous Future

Speakers: Dane Walling, Mayor, City of Flint, MI; Benjamin Kennedy, Community Development Program Officer, Kresge Foundation; India Lee Pierce, Program Director for Neighborhoods, Cleveland Foundation; Tamar Shapiro, Director of Urban and Regional Policy, German Marshall Fund

Older industrial cities, both small and large, have been particular hard-hit by the recession. Building on regional assets, public-private partnerships and new funding opportunities, several such cities are transforming their economies for a stronger future. Philanthropic institutions have played a significant role in the transformation of these cities. Cleveland’s University Circle and Detroit’s Midtown are leading examples of new economic opportunities built around anchor institutions that are replacing older industrial and manufacturing centers. Flint, MI, with strong support from the local philanthropic community, is updating its master plan and zoning code to reflect current realities and reposition itself for a better and more sustainable future. The speakers address such topics as the role of anchor institutions in reviving local economies, worker-owned cooperatives, and neighborhood-based strategies that address widespread vacancy and abandonment.

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NPSG13-110

Intercity Passenger Rail in America: Creating Regional Centers

Speakers: Wayne Aldrich, Development Director, Town of Normal, IL; Brian Harner, Architect, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation; Wilma Quan, Urban Planning Specialist, City of Fresno, CA

As the nation considers building new high-speed rail connections and strengthening existing intercity passenger rail networks, communities large and small are thinking about leveraging rail assets in new ways. Many metropolitan areas have plans to revitalize historic stations into multimodal and economic centers, while smaller communities reassess how to leverage intercity rail stations into a regional economic development strategy. This session will address such questions as: How can stations catalyze TOD-like development patterns and help curb sprawl? How can high-speed rail stations become regional growth centers? How can good station area planning concentrate jobs and growth? Speakers offer case studies from a metropolitan area focusing on economic development and multimodal connectivity at Washington, DC, Union Station; planning for a new High Speed Rail station in Fresno, CA, to refocus economic growth and jobs downtown; and revitalization of a small-town Main Street centered on rehabilitation of an historic train depot.

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NPSG13-111

The NYC Waterfront Justice Project: Making Industrial Waterfronts Community Resilient/Climate Adaptable

Speakers: Elizabeth Yeampierre, Esq., Executive Director, UPROSE; Juan Camilo Osorio, Policy Analyst, New York Environmental Justice Alliance. Moderator: Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, New York Environmental Justice Alliance

Climate change is creating new challenges for businesses and residents in industrial waterfront communities. Climate change impacts may increase the risk of exposures to hazardous substances in areas vulnerable to sea level rise, storm surge and flooding. The work of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, a coalition of community-based organizations in low-income communities of color, shows how affected communities are leading the call to integrate climate adaptation planning and pollution prevention into planning and development in industrial waterfront communities. Industrial businesses located in vulnerable coastal areas will require innovative risk reduction and redevelopment strategies. Community-led, multi-stakeholder coalitions play a key role in developing new strategies to integrate climate change adaptation, industrial waterfront planning, and brownfields redevelopment. Financial and technical resources are required to help reduce risk, while protecting local industrial jobs and building a green economy.

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NPSG13-112

Greening Rural Communities: Smart Growth, Sustainability & Small to Mid-sized Town Neighborhood Development in North Carolina

Speakers: Frank Wilson, Mayor, City of Bolton, NC; Terry Bellamy, Mayor, City of Ashville, NC. Moderator: Deeohn Ferris, President, Sustainable Community Development Group, Inc.

The challenges of transitioning to the new more energy-efficient economy and achieving smart growth and sustainable development take on different dimensions in rural and small municipalities due to smaller economies. Transitioning to a green economy is complicated by the challenges of attracting and retaining employers, the tax base, and the scale of rural unemployment. Mayors are the front-line policy decision-makers at the local level who are responsible for ensuring that all citizens benefit from the tools and resources of the emerging green economy while addressing key issues that principally affect distressed neighborhoods. In this session, rural and small to mid-sized town mayors discuss ways that their development strategies have addressed equity issues in North Carolina communities. The audience is encouraged to share rural and small to mid-sized town initiatives that have worked in other states, challenges, best practices and lessons learned.

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NPSG13-113

Living in a Sustainable Community Can Lengthen Your Life!

Speakers: Dan Burden, Executive Director, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute; Joel Spoonheim, President, Spoonheim Group; Laura Jackson, Executive Vice President, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Kent Sovern, Iowa State Director, AARP. Moderator: Amy Levner, Manager, Livable Communities, AARP

Can a community transform itself in two years to reverse negative health outcomes, by changing city policies and budgets, restaurant menus, worksite wellness practices, schools, and even individuals’ sense of purpose and social circles? Yes! Already seven communities across the United States are implementing the Blue Zones Project by Healthways. In a matter of months, not years, thousands of citizens and leaders across all sectors get involved making healthy choices easy choices. This approach is based on the lessons of the longest living communities in the world, called Blue Zones areas. Ten well-coordinated and research-backed strategies can lead to measurable improvements in wellbeing and longevity. The recommended practices include adopting Complete Streets policies and projects, creating safe routes to schools and walking schools buses, and other efforts to change the environment. The work started in 2009 with the AARP/Blue Zones Project and now is scaling to serve communities across the U.S.

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NPSG13-114

How Municipalities Can Avoid the 20 Most Common Place-Making Mistakes

Speakers: Chad Emerson, Director of Development, City of Montgomery, AL; Eliza Harris, Urban Planner, Canin & Associates; Amanda Thompson, Planning Director, City of Decatur, GA. Moderator: Nathan Norris, CEO, Downtown Development Authority, Lafayette, LA

In this “get real” session, you learn about the 20 most common placemaking mistakes that municipalities make, as well as the 10 most effective placemaking tools you should be using. The motivation for this session stems from the fact that many municipalities continue to make the same mistakes over and over — all the while hoping for a better result. Oftentimes, their major problem isn’t the execution of a specific tactic or tool, but the incorrect diagnosis of their challenges from the outset. This session arms you with the techniques and strategies you need to effectively advocate for meaningful improvements to your community.

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NPSG13-115

A Nation of Vibrant Communities: Through the Lens of Urban Trees

Speakers: Kate Corwin, Founder, Green Works Kansas City; Nancy Hughes, Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council; David Rouse, AICP, ASLA, PP, LEED AP, Principal, SRT | Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC. Moderator: Phillip Rodbell, Program Specialist, Urban and Community Forestry, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area

It is our nature to want it all: healthy, attractive communities to live, work and play in, good jobs, more equitable distribution of resources, clean air and water. Should these be out of reach for us in our cities and towns? 25 diverse national leaders (from planning, water, forestry, local government and other sectors) didn’t think so when they converged in 2011 to create “Vibrant Cities: A Call to Action,” advocating for improved urban forests and green infrastructure to create more resilient and green communities. Building on their recommendations, the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, a multi-disciplinary network of green community advocates, is now coordinating its members, innovators and stakeholders to help drive change from the neighborhood up. This session showcases how non-traditional partners integrate urban trees into local, regional and national projects and campaigns. They showcase snapshots of their work in communities (all sizes), weaving in water quality, social equity and more.

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NPSG13-116

Land Banking: Pathways Toward Sustainable Urban, Suburban and Rural Land Reclamation

Speakers: Christopher Norman, Executive Director, Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority; Julie Porter, Executive Director, Greater Kansas City LISC; Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, MO. Moderator: Kim Graziani, Vice President of Capacity Building, Center for Community Progress

Using recent land-banking breakthroughs in Kansas City, Missouri, and the state of Georgia as a backdrop, this session delves into land banking as an effective strategy for urban, suburban and rural land preservation and reclamation. These case studies offer a range of strategies that were spearheaded and enacted by a diverse set of stakeholders, including county commissioners, mayors and nonprofit community development practitioners. The experts leading this session have been intimately involved in these efforts and look forward to discussing the current best practices of land banking in the country, including how the laws are successful in communities of all sizes and how land banks can enable disinvested communities to think strategically as they put properties back to productive re-use.

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NPSG13-117

Are States Losing Ground? Solutions from Heartland Communities for a New Generation

Speakers: Andre LeRoux, Executive Director, Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance; Bridget Jones, Executive Director, Cumberland Regional Tomorrow; Charles Pattison, Executive Director, 1000 Friends of Florida; Senator Marci Francisco, Kansas State Senate, District 2. Moderator: Julia Seward, Principal, Julia W. Seward Consulting

Mired in stagnant budgets and escalating politics, are states a growing battle ground for sustainability policies? Or do they remain a center of innovation and practical solutions? Hear a panel of recognized advocacy leaders as they explore current political dynamics, strategies that are working, and critical future game plans. This session focuses on the lessons from several key state policy losses, strategies that are achieving results with limited budget impact, and trends that are key to future state sustainability policies across the country. Following opening presentations, panelists open a conversation about what is happening at the state policy level, implications for smart-growth practitioners everywhere, and how we grow an new generation of smart-growth state advocacy.

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NPSG13-118

Success with Schools: New Tools for Your Community

Speakers: Candi Beaudry, AICP, Director, City of Billings, MT; Sharon Thomas, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Las Cruces, NM; Leslie Meehan, AICP, Director of Healthy Communities, Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Moderator: Renee Kuhlman, Director of Special Projects-Government Relations and Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Where to locate schools is a complex and often contentious question. Three communities are working to ensure that the health and sustainability of their community are part of the decision-making process. With help from EPA, Billings, Montana is developing a new cost calculator (with transportation, health, and environmental considerations) and conducting a thorough policy audit. Las Cruces, New Mexico has set up a joint city-county school district working group and will share how they are planning concurrently for the future. In Nashville, Tennessee, a new mixed-use development with a commuter train station is being built and planners have used a health impact assessment to help the community make a fair and equitable decision about the location of a new school facility. Attendees also share their own challenges so panelists can describe how the new tools can be used or modified in different situations.

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NPSG13-119

Born in a Small Town: Transportation Success Stories from Rural America

Speakers: Sarah Kline, Policy Director, Reconnecting America; Terry Supahan, President, Supuhan Consulting Group; Lisa Ballard, PE, President, Current Transportation Solutions. Moderator: Roger Millar, PE, AICP, Vice President, Smart Growth America

When you hear the words “public transportation,” what image comes to mind? For many Americans, the words conjure up pictures of crowded subway cars and diesel buses crawling through traffic – in short, scenes of urban mass transit. Small city and rural America has public transportation needs that are just as compelling as those in big cities. Aging populations, young people, disabled citizens, working families and other people who want transportation choices are working together as never before to make public transportation happen. Federal and state government resources have become available for small-town and rural transit, and communities are leveraging this investment to great success. Panelists discuss small city and rural transit success stories from around the country, with an emphasis on why and how success happened so that the lessons learned can be applied in other communities.

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NPSG13-120

Building Capacity for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Diverse Communities

Speakers: Paulina Gonzales, Executive Director, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy; Lisa Hubbard, Director of Public Affairs, St. John’s Well Child And Family Center; Mike Dennis, Community Organizing Director, East LA Community Corporation. Moderator: Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Natural Resource Defense Council.

Los Angeles is now undertaking one of the largest transit expansion projects in the U.S. To prevent the displacement of low-income families and respond to the gentrification pressures in East and South Los Angeles, a variety of community organizations are building coalitions to ensure that equitable strategies are applied in transit-oriented developments (TODs). In this session, non-profit organizations share how they use social and economic justice coalesce alliances, while promoting smart growth strategies for creating equitable TODs. Learn how community residents are mobilized and engaged in campaigns to preserve and develop affordable housing, promote living wage jobs, retain small businesses and medical services, and secure other community benefits in low-income communities of color. Panelists provide examples of community development efforts, affordable housing development, healthcare initiatives, and recent organizing and advocacy campaigns. This session includes a popular activity on how to educate community residents on transit-oriented development.

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NPSG13-131

Solutions from Heartland Communities: Advancing Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Speakers: Eileen Horn, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Lawrence/Douglas County, KS; Brenda Nations, Environmental Coordinator, City of Iowa City, IA; Scott Timm, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Fairfield, IA; Kristi Wamstad-Evans, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Omaha, NE. Moderator: Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

Midwest cities have successfully implemented initiatives to improve energy efficiency in municipal operations and community-wide. Energy efficiency updates to municipal facilities, enhancements to citywide energy codes, alternative transportation projects, plus grants and low-interest loans for energy efficiency upgrades by homeowners with low credit ratings are a few examples of activities implemented. Environmental/sustainability directors who participate in the regional Heartland Sustainability Network and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network provide an overview of positive outcomes and benefits in their communities from efforts to simultaneously promote economic vitality, social equity and environmental quality.

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NPSG13-132

New Strategies for Equitable Smart Growth: The Promise of Place-Based “Green Zones”

Speakers: Charlie Sciammas, Community Organizer, People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights; Anita Maltbia, Executive Director, Green Impact Zone, Kansas City, MO; Carolina Martinez, Policy Advocate, Environmental Health Coalition; Penny Newman, Executive Director, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. Moderator: Sarah Russell, Brownfields Project Manager, U.S. EPA, Region 9.

How can smart growth braid together economic development and equity with a strong foundation in land-use planning into one cohesive movement? We explore this question from the bottom-up: from the perspective of organizations that are combining sustainable land-use planning and smart-growth principles with economic development, all within the framework of equity. The panel lookS at four place-based initiatives that are transitioning areas of high poverty, pollution and poor land-use planning into thriving communities with sustainable housing, transit and economic development. The models are examples of how communities across the country are using place-based models to address persistent issues of poor land-use planning, environmental burdens and lack of economic opportunity. The panelists will discuss how diverse groups can work together to achieve neighborhood-level change on issues of economic development, equity, and sustainable planning.

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NPSG13-133

Infrastructure Finance; Innovative Tools for Challenging Times

Speakers: Matthew Lesh, Transportation Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation; John Williams, Chairman and CEO, Impact Infrastructure, LLC. Moderator: Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA.

This session provides an overview of the types of infrastructure needs typically associated with infill and transit-oriented development, the challenges involved in paying for this infrastructure, key infrastructure finance terms and tools, and the process of formulating a successful infrastructure funding and financing strategy. Infrastructure and community facilities often need to be in place before new private development can occur – either because additional infrastructure is required to support new uses or, in a place with a weak real estate market, to make a location more attractive for developers, new residents and employers. Although communities often struggle to pay for such infrastructure, the long-term economic benefits are too great to pass up. Listen and learn about how communities are thinking outside the box when it comes to new infrastructure finance methods.

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NPSG13-134

Preparing for the Boomers and Beyond: Strategies for Creating Communities for All Ages

Speakers: Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive Officer, N4A; Rodney Harrell, Strategic Policy Advisor, Public Policy Institute, AARP; Jana Lynott, Strategic Policy Advisor, Public Policy Institute, AARP; Laura Keyes, Community Development Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission. Kathy Sykes, Aging Initiative Senior Advisor, U.S. EPA

Many communities are facing aging of their populations. How do communities ensure that all residents, regardless of age, ethnicity, income or physical ability are able to benefit from livability improvements? The leading edge of the Baby Boom generation began turning 65 years old in 2011. By 2030, the Census Bureau projects that over 72 million people and 19% of the population will be in that age group. However, as communities age along with their populations, many are not prepared to deal with the challenges that their residents will face. Experts on creating healthy, sustainable communities for older adults and people of all ages discuss the challenges facing communities and solutions that states and communities are using to address these challenges. Research and examples of successful efforts at the national, state and local levels are highlighted.

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NPSG13-135

How Local Governments Can Support Mixed Income TOD

Speakers: Pamela Wideman, Assistant Director, City of Charlotte, NC; Karl Dinkelspiel, Senior Project Manager, Portland Housing Bureau. Moderator: James Alexander, Housing and Economic Development Manager, Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

What can the government do to support mixed-income transit-oriented development? This panel focuses on the ability and possibilities of local governments to support and facilitate affordable TOD. Land use, zoning, trust funds, gap financing and direct development represent several tools available to local governments. The panelists explore what is the perceived role of government as it relates to mixed-income TOD; how different local governments have used these and other tools to create affordable TOD; and what works, what has not been working, and innovative areas for opportunity.

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NPSG13-136

Smart Growth as Economic Development: Helping Communities Find and Create Competitive Advantage(s)

Speakers: William Fulton, Director, Governors’ Institute on Community Design; Kathy Nothstine, Associate Director, National Association of Development Associations. Moderator: Nora Johnson, Policy Fellow, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA

The last several years has seen an emphasis on how using smart growth techniques can lead to economic growth. Little attention, however, has been paid to how smart growth approaches can be used for economic reinvention, particularly in smaller communities. This session focuses on how smart growth can be used as an economic development strategy, leading to economic and community revitalization. Integrating smart growth techniques and economic development is proving to be critical for communities who are successfully competition in today economy through utilizing existing assets to reinvent themselves, creating a competitive advantage, and retaining and attracting residents. Speakers represent local, state and regional level perspectives and provide ample examples.

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NPSG13-137

Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Case Studies in Environmental Justice

Speakers: David Kooris, Director, Office of Planning and Economic Development, City of Bridgeport, CT; Clare Watson, Community Development Coordinator, City of Montgomery, AL. Moderator: John Frece, Director, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a collaboration among HUD, EPA, and DOT, works with communities to help them grow in ways that improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, and protect the environment. In June 2012, the Partnership issued a three-year anniversary report featuring case studies of six communities. The panelists discuss the environmental justice stories in three of those communities and how the Partnership is helping them achieve their goals for growth.

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NPSG13-138

Smart Growth Toolbox Training Session

Speakers: Maren Outwater, Senior Director, Resource Systems Group; Fred Bowers, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration; Gordon Garry, Director of Research and Analysis, Sacramento Area Council of Governments; Jo Allen Gause, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Science; Robert Cervero, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California Berkeley; Jeremy Raw, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration; Guy Rousseau, Modeling Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission; Colin Smith, Senior Consultant, Resource Systems Group. Moderator: John Thomas, Director of Community Assistance and Research, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. EPA

(3.5 hour session) The impact of various smart growth strategies on the transportation system and the dynamics of how these strategies may influence other strategies are not easily understood. Current tools to address this need are either quite detailed and complex (parcel-level, integrated land use and travel models) or quite simple (application of elasticities for specific strategies). The Smart Growth Area Planning (SmartGAP) is a strategic planning tool that simulates individual travel behavior in response to smart growth strategies at a regional scale. The session is conducted in two parts: an overview of scenario planning and presentations on smart growth area planning tools and resources, and three breakout groups to discuss case studies for Atlanta, Maryland and Olympia. Learn how to develop the data needed by the tools, how to develop smart growth strategies for testing, and how to interpret the results for planning purposes.

Audio CDs: 3

$36.00

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NPSG13-139

Communications as a Campaign: Better Planning to Achieve Real Results

Speakers: Jason Barron, Public Affairs Director, Office of Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati, OH; Dani Simons, Principal, Sustainable Streets Marketing and Communications. Moderator: Elisa Ortiz, Deputy Director of Government Affairs and Outreach, Smart Growth America

(3.5 hour session) Good planning is NOT the most important part of creating successful sustainability projects. Excellent public communication is one of the most important tools you have in building long-lasting sustainability in your community and region (and in keeping your plan off the proverbial shelf). But if you're running around without any sort of communications strategy - or campaign plan - you're wasting your time. Listen as communications and campaign experts as well as local practitioners share their experiences in planning for, sometimes stumbling through, and ultimately succeeding in their communications efforts. Be guided through a basic campaign planning process and learn how to build the bones of your own strategic communications plan.

Audio CDs: 3

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NPSG13-140

Developing Vibrant Communities for the New Economy: How to Attract, Build and Serve the Businesses of Tomorrow

Speakers: Erik Calloway, Principal, Freedom Tung + Sasaki; Ilana Preuss, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Smart Growth America; Roy Buol, Mayor, City of Dubuque, IA; Ryan Coonerty, Mayor, City of Santa Cruz, CA; Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, NextSpace Coworking + Innovation; Ilana Preuss, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Smart Growth America; Adam Arredondo, Founder and CEO, Local Ruckus; Founder, Kansas City Startup Village; Matthew Marcus, Co-Founder and CTO, Local Ruckus; Cameron Cushman, Senior Advisor, Kauffman Foundation; Regan Carrizales, Community Builder, Silicon Prairie News

(3.5 hour session) Today we are experiencing a revolution in the nature of work. Knowledge, creativity and innovation are replacing mass production as the primary driver of the economy. Generation Y, destined to be the workforce of this New Economy, gravitates to more urban places looking for housing, entertainment, recreation, jobs and the interactive environments that stimulate creative interaction, collaboration, and idea sharing. Today’s city design must emphasize the convenience, connectivity, accessibility and buzz that is central to the New Economy. Hear about what it takes to create these places. During the first part of this session, an urban planner describe planning policies that will help cities prepare for this economic engine. In the second part of this session, real estate developers and two mayors discuss how they are attracting businesses downtown and what it takes to get them there. The third part of this session features local leaders of the Kansas City startup community – entrepreneurs and a local foundation helping to make great places come to life for their own business needs

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NPSG13-141

Exploring, Documenting, and Assessing Kansas City’s Diverse "Missing Middle" Housing Types

Speakers: Lynda Callon, Director, Kansas City Westside CAN Center; Kevin Klinkenberg, Senior Planner, Olsson Associates; Jed Moulton, Urban Design Manager, City of Omaha, NE. Moderator: Daniel Parolek, Principal, Opticos Design, Inc.

(3.5 hour session) The mismatch between the current housing stock in the U.S. and the large demographic shift, combined with the growing market demand for walkable urban living, has been poignantly defined by recent research. Missing Middle housing types, such as duplexes, fourplexes, mansion apartments, and live-work units are a critical part of the solution and should be a part of the arsenal of every architect, planner and developer. Missing Middle housing are simple, well-designed housing types that achieve medium density yields and provide high-quality, marketable options between single-family homes and mid-rise flats for walkable urban living. Listen to a diverse group of panelists that represent designers, planners and community representatives about how to apply this concept to your communities.

Audio CDs: 3

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NPSG13-151

Cleaning-Up Freight Projects through Community Tools and the National Environmental Policy Act

Speakers: Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer, New Jersey Environmental Federation and Clean Water Fund; Alexandra Bambas Nolen, PhD, MPH, Director, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities; Denny Larson, Executive Director, Global Community Monitor; Melissa Lin Perrella, Senior Attorney, Natural Resource Defense Council. Moderator: David Fukuzawa, Program Director, The Kresge Foundation

(2 hour session) Ports, rail yards and truck corridors are creating increased health, environmental, community and labor costs. Air pollution created by the freight transportation industry is associated with increased asthma in children, cancer, heart attacks, strokes and premature death. Currently, many freight projects go through a public process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before they can be approved. In this session, we describe ways communities can influence the NEPA process to ensure the environmental and public health impacts of freight projects are adequately disclosed. We also provide hands-on instruction on community-based participatory research tools including, health impact assessments (HIA), and community-led air quality monitoring and mapping, which can help communities build capacity to address air pollution.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-152

Comprehensive Planning in the 21st Century: Planning For Health & Sustainability

Speakers: Beth Altshuler, Urban Planning and Health Specialist, Raimi + Associates; Carlos Gallinar, Deputy Director for City Development and Planning, City of El Paso, TX; Michael Kelly, Senior Program Officer, Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Moderator: Anna Ricklin, Manager, American Planning Association.

(2 hour session) Active transportation, food access, social cohesion… These buzz words represent important issues for community health, but how do they become part of a real place? One of the most critical places to start is comprehensive planning. This session describes the role of the comprehensive plan and ways to integrate health at this level. National trends for including health in planning is covered through an overview of how well comprehensive plans currently address health across the country. A local example will come from El Paso, TX, one of the first major cities in the U.S. to include a stand-alone health element in its plan. Using Plan El Paso as a model, participants will learn about opportunities to advance community discussion and policies that link the built environment to physical and mental wellbeing.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-153

Good Food for All: The Role of Equity in Strengthening Communities

Speakers: Ricardo Salvador, Senior Scientist and Director of the Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists; Haile Johnston, Director, Common Market Philadelphia; Malik Kenyetta Yakini, Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food and Security Network; Kolu Zigbi, Program Director, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Moderator: Linda Jo Doctor, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

(2 hour session) A “good food” system is rooted in strengthening communities. Using innovative approaches to community engagement, infrastructure change, and policy making, local leaders are placing equity at the heart of their work to transform food systems and build stronger communities. This session features representatives from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Food & Community program discussing how they’re creating vibrant communities by ensuring the “good food” movement addresses racial and economic inequities. Topics include Common Market’s new model for connecting local food to institutional customers in Philadelphia, the Detroit Black Community Food and Security Network’s approach to engaging communities of color in transforming their food environments, and the Union of Concerned Scientists’ approach to engaging often-excluded communities in national policymaking.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-154

Building Blocks: Making Smart Growth Happen at the Local Level

Speakers: Roger Millar, PE, AICP, Vice President, Smart Growth America; Phillip Myrick, AICP, Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces; Jeff Aken, Communities Program Manager, Forterra; Scott Allen, AICP, Community Development Director, City of Blue Springs, MO; Raymond Lai, AICP, Deputy Director, City of University City, MO; Barbara Goode, Pollution Prevention Specialist, Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute. David Doyle, Sustainable Communities Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 7

Many communities around the country are asking for tools and resources to help them achieve their desired development goals, improve the quality of life for their residents, and make their communities more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. In response to this demand, EPA developed the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. Building Blocks seeks to provide quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application. This technical assistance helps selected local and tribal governments implement development approaches that protect the environment, improve public health, create jobs, expand economic opportunity, and make communities more livable. The panelists present an overview of the tools being offered and a summary of the experiences over the first two rounds of this program, and also provide information on how to apply for technical assistance in the future.

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NPSG13-155

Rural Sustainability: Design and Strategic Considerations

Speakers: Alexandria Murnan, Graduate Student, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Hannah Twaddell, President, Hannah Twaddell Associates, LLC. Moderator: Chris Beck, Senior Projects Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture

(2 hour session) Massive outmigration and major industry shifts have left many small towns across the country with challenging impacts of changes in population and local economies. Others are feeling the pressure of new development dynamics. Innovative local leaders are developing strategies creating economically dynamic places where people want to live. How will placemaking, smart growth, regional planning and innovative economic development contribute to revitalizing small towns? Based on current case study research conducted by the panelists, the details of the strategies as well as the designs that form the basis of rural smart growth will be presented and discussed. Examples of successful design and project management approaches are presented. The diversity in the types of rural communities makes “rural” strategies difficult to pin down. The panelists present portfolio-style examples of rural smart growth in a variety of settings, and will lead a discussion of key elements of rural sustainability.

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NPSG13-156

Do it Here, You Can Do it Anywhere! Complete Streets in Missouri

Speakers: Ed Kraemer, Co-Chair, Lee’s Summit City Health Education Advisory Board; Michael Park, City Traffic Engineer, City of Lee’s Summit, MO; Marlene Nagel, Community Development Director, Mid-America Regional Council.

(2 hour session) Just six years ago, Missouri had only three Complete Streets policies. Now the state has more than 20 Complete Streets policies at the local, regional and statewide level, and has been identified as one of the leaders in the nationwide Complete Streets movement. All six of the state’s six largest cities have now adopted Complete Streets policies; citywide Complete Streets policies cover over 1.4 million of the state’s residents. At the metropolitan planning organization level, Complete Streets policies cover more than half of the state’s residents. How were these policies created and adopted? What were the strategies used by advocacy groups, agencies and local citizens? What challenges did they face in creating and adopting policies? How did they overcome the objections? How successful have the policies been? What challenges are advocates, citizens and agencies facing now? Get a take-home list of strategies, ideas and examples.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-157

Land Use Planning for Coastal Communities

Speakers: Flo Meadows, Realtor, Coldwell Banker; Camille Manning-Broome, Director of Planning, Center for Planning Excellence. Moderator: Janet Tharp, Principal, Tharp Planning Group.

Combined risks of erosion, subsidence and sea level rise are making coastal living much more challenging. How can we assist citizens, officials and developers in making critical (re)development decisions with living in risky places? Using chips depicting flood reduction features and building types, groups of participants will map complete communities in an environment that has constraints such as a 100-year floodplain, forested areas, water bodies, and agricultural land. Hear participants discuss the development choices they made and their consequences on the natural environment and the communities.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-160

Kick-Off Plenary — The Arrival of the 21st Century American City

Speakers: Jake Mackenzie, Councilmember, City of Rohnert Park, CA; Local Government Commission Board Member; Mark Hague, Deputy Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA, Region 7; Sly James, Mayor, City of Kansas City, MO; Mark Mallory, Mayor, City of Cincinnati, OH

(90 minute session) Communities, encouraging economic growth and improving quality of life for residents. The plenary starts with dynamic local mayors from the Kansas City metro area sharing their forward-thinking perspectives on what “community” means to them as progressive Midwestern leaders. They explain how they’ve joined forces to improve the standard of life in the region and overcome common challenges faced by local governments. They arejoined on stage by another dynamic mayor from major urban city, who presents his bold vision for a new 21st-century American city, a blueprint already in use to spark a dramatic transformation in his community. Learn how political will and strong leadership are crucial to building sustainable communities – where people live near good jobs, schools, stores and recreational opportunities – and can take advantage of transportation that easily connects them – in a 21st-century American city.

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NPSG13-200

Morning Plenary — Why Leave it to the Liberals?

Speakers: Michael Lewyn, Associate Professor, Tuoro Law Center; James Bacon, Author/Founder, “Bacon’s Rebellion”. Moderator: Geoff Anderson, President and CEO, Smart Growth America.

(90 minute session) There is nothing intrinsically liberal or conservative about the idea of creating more efficient places for people to live. Compact development, livable communities and sustainable economies are nonpartisan values. So-called liberals embrace these and other values associated with the smart growth movement – such as transit-oriented, walkable, bicycle-friendly land use and mixed-use development. The challenge now is for supporters to frame the discussion in a way that will engage more conservative thinkers. We often hear that conservatives believe land-use development and economic growth should be propelled from the bottom up by entrepreneurs and consumers in a free market – not imposed by government regulation. In this plenary, we’ll take a look at both viewpoints and see where we can find common ground.

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NPSG13-201

California’s Next Gold Rush: Local Energy Program Increases Jobs, Economic Development and Climate Resilience

Speakers: Liz Yager, Energy and Sustainability Manager, County of Sonoma, CA; Sammy Chu, Director, Long Island Green Homes; Barbara Spoonhour, Director of Energy and Environmental Programs, Western Riverside Council of Governments. Moderator: Kate Meis, Associate Director, Local Government Commission.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is one of the most exciting new mechanisms to advance climate and energy goals and local economic development. PACE allows property owners to finance renewable energy and efficiency projects repaid through an assessment on their property taxes with costs spread out over the expected life of the improvements. A recent study showed that if just 1% of homes were to invest in PACE projects the results would be $15 billion in gross economic output, $4 billion in combined federal, state, and local tax revenue, and 226,000 jobs. Sonoma County’s PACE program alone has funded $57,013,184 in residential and commercial projects completed primarily by local contractors helping to create or retain nearly 700 jobs. The session highlights how three communities with active residential PACE programs have overcome barriers (including Federal Housing Finance Agency opposition) and contributed to their community’s energy, climate change and economic development goals.

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NPSG13-202

Innovative Municipal approaches to Equitable Reinvestment and Revitalization

Speakers: Jeff Hebert, Executive Director, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority; Michael Braverman, JD, Deputy Commissioner, Housing Authority of Baltimore City, MD. Moderator: Nicole Heyman, JD, LLM, Vice President and Director of New Orleans Vacant Properties Initiative, Center for Community Progress.

Code enforcement, nuisance abatement and the legal systems they work within directly impact the quality of life, reinvestment opportunities and long-term sustainability and affordability of neighborhoods. At its core, the goal of a code enforcement program is to encourage responsible property ownership. Code enforcement is property regulatory system and that helps prevent vacancy, abandonment and disinvestment. As communities seek to protect neighborhoods and individuals from the negative impacts of substandard or vacant properties and negligent landowners and landlords – problems often disproportionately affecting communities of color and low-income residents – it’s more important than ever to create strategic approaches and partnerships to achieve positive and equitable outcomes. This interactive discussion among some of the country’s most thoughtful and innovative problem-solvers explores how code enforcement departments, the courts and redevelopment authorities are working together to hold negligent property owners accountable, eliminate blight, and drive development opportunities in disinvested neighborhoods.

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NPSG13-203

Where's the Money: 2013 Smart Growth Funding Report

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NPSG13-204

"Quadruple Bottom Line": Equity and Sustainability through Social Enterprise and Workforce Initiatives

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-205

Smart Growth as an Economic Development

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-206

Planning for Dense Infill & Redevelopment

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NPSG13-207

The Cost of Green Infrastructure: Cheaper Than We Thought

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NPSG13-208

Creative Place-making to Strengthen Equity: A Tale of Two Cities

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-209

Building Rural Wealth Based on Regional and Local Assets

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NPSG13-210

Streetcar Projects Encouraging Smart Growth Coast to Coast

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NPSG13-211

Working Waterfronts & Waterways Toolkit: Resources for Community-Based Working Waterfront Preservation

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NPSG13-221

Adapting Cities to WaterWorld: Smart Growth Techniques for Rainwater Management

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NPSG13-222

Changing Course after Decades of Sprawl: How Fresno is Making the Turn Toward Smart Growth

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NPSG13-223

Treading New Ground: Addressing Segregation and Fair Housing in Sustainable Communities

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NPSG13-224

Green Economic Development: Tools to Achieve Smart Growth in Small Communities

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NPSG13-225

Looking Back, Moving Ahead: Green Building and Historic Preservation in Transit Stations

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NPSG13-226

Leveraging Smart Growth Solutions to Build Political Base

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NPSG13-227

Park Oriented Development: The Next Big Thing

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NPSG13-228

Moving Beyond Cars: Critical Lessons in Rebuilding Former Auto Communities

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NPSG13-229

What the Frack? How Communities Are Facing the Challenges and Opportunities of Shale Development

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-230

Walk Live 2012 Complete Streets, Cultural Change: Bring it to Your Town

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-241

Getting to Yes in a New Era of Extremes: Successful Tools from the Road

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-242

Building New Community Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Communities

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-243

The Infill Cottage Solution: Achieve Affordability, Solve NIMBYism, Energize Community Development

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-244

Innovative Partnerships: Building Capacity to Address Community Wellbeing

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-245

High Impact Regional Strategies to Implement Smart Growth

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-246

Green Infrastructure as Convergence of Political Leadership, Architecture and Engineering

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-247

New Opportunities in Growing Resilient Communities Through Local & Regional Food Systems

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-248

Rebuilding Community Wealth, One Good Idea at a Time

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-249

Move that Bus: Rethinking Public Bus Service to Promote Smart Growth Lifestyles

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-250

Getting to Complete Streets the Grassroots Way

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-300

Morning Plenary — Smart Growth and Your Tax Dollar, Making Sense of It All

Charles Marohn, Jr., Executive Director, Strong Towns Joe Minicozzi, Urban 3, Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, City of Fresno

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-301

Scenario Planning: A Tool for all Scales

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-302

Planning and Implementing Smart Growth in Native Communities

2 hour session.

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NPSG13-303

ALRIGHTA! Innovative Methods for Public Engagement

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-304

Food Access Equity: From Policy to Action

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-305

Howling Winds and Ominous Skies: Disaster Resilience in the Age of Climate Change

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-306

Smart Growth Citizenship: How Grassroots Action is Transforming Communities

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-307

Strategic Place-Based Planning for Urban Regeneration: Lesson in Social Sustainability from Mid-American Cities

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-308

Closed School, Old School, New School: Repurposing, Siting, and Valuing Schools

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-309

A Train the Trainer Workshop on Rural Economic Development and Land Use

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-310

Bike Sharing and Active Transportation for Communities Large and Small

2 hour session.

Audio CDs: 2

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NPSG13-320

Smart Growth Achievement Awards– Keynote: The Path Taken: Finding New Ways to Make Smart Choices for Our Cities

Speakers: R.T. Rybak

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NPSG13-321

Innovative New Tools for Measuring Location Efficiency and Affordability

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NPSG13-322

New Approaches to Engaging Industrial Neighbors in Community Planning and Smart Growth Development

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NPSG13-323

Placemaking in Michigan: Starting the Economic Development Engine

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NPSG13-324

Freight Rail: On the Right Track to Sustainability

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NPSG13-325

Rust Belt Resurgence: Committed Leadership and Cooperation in Gary and Northwest Indiana

Audio CDs: 1

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NPSG13-326

Greening America's Cities: A Capital Idea

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NPSG13-327

Singing, Dancing, and Painting: Philanthropy-Supported Art Projects Creating Vibrant Rural Places

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NPSG13-328

Planning for Equitable Development Around Transit: Four Tiger II Planning Projects

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NPSG13-330

Closing Plenary: Sustainable Communities – Learning from the Past and Looking toward the Future

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