Planning Webcast Update, 5/31/2016

Upcoming Webcasts – all at 1 p.m. ET:

June 3 – County Planning Division – Be Project Ready: Go from Opportunistic to Strategic Green InfrastructureSpeakers: Lauren Long, Tashya Allen

With limited budgets, communities must prioritize options for addressing flood hazards and the costs of those options. Coastal green infrastructure is a strategy for reducing impacts from storm surge, sea level rise, and precipitation and includes approaches across different scales. This presentation will highlight resources to help communities go from opportunistic to strategic green infrastructure planning: Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation Planning – an online resource that provides six succinct steps, key resources for each, and links to the full guidance developed; Green Infrastructure Mapping Guide – an online tutorial to help spatial analysts use GIS to prioritize green infrastructure to help reduce storm surge and sea level rise impacts; A Guide to Assessing Green Infrastructure Costs and Benefits for Flood Reduction - a six-step watershed based approach to documenting the costs of flooding due to precipitation, projecting increased flooding and associated costs under future land use and climate conditions, and calculating the benefits and costs of reducing flooding with green infrastructure over the long term; Green Infrastructure Protective Services Animation - helps community members and local decision-makers better understand the storm protection benefits from green infrastructure. 

June 10 – Virginia Chapter – Airport Land Use and Noise Compatibility – Speakers: Mary Ashburn Pearson, AICP, Roy Lewis 

This session will address land use compatibility around the airport in your community, and will touch on the following topics: (1) Land Use – How to plan for land use around airports/how to measure incompatibility; Compatible land uses that can spur economic development; Integrating airport planning and development with the municipality’s Comprehensive Plan/Land Use Plan  (and vice versa); Other incompatible land uses- object height, visibility reduction, wildlife attractant- but keep the presentation focused on land use; (2) Noise – How is noise measured by FAA? What does a flight track look like, and how do I learn about the flight tracks/aircraft approaches to my airport? How to prevent/plan for noise impacts from airplanes on surrounding communities; (3) Land Acquisition – Why does the airport require so much land; Explanation of select safety and protected surfaces; and of the FAA airport design criteria resulting in necessary land acquisition; Does the airport sponsor have the power of eminent domain?  Definition of aviation easement; Land acquisitions associated with FAA-approved Noise Compatibility Programs. 

 June 17 – Transportation Planning Division – Where We Want to Live – Speaker: Ryan Gravel

 Ryan Gravel, author of the original thesis for the Atlanta Beltline, will discuss the topics of his new book, “Where We Want to Live – Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities.” This fresh take on the future of cities investigates the cultural side of infrastructure, describing how a more thoughtful design for the construction of our lives can illuminate a brighter path forward. By invoking examples as wide-ranging as the small and elegant High Line in New York City to the revitalization of the vast and unruly Los Angeles River, Ryan will describe how people everywhere are already reclaiming obsolete infrastructure as renewed conduits of urban life. More than individual projects, he argues, they represent an emerging cultural momentum that allows us to forget tired old arguments about traffic, pollution, blight, and sprawl, and instead leverage those conditions as assets in the creation of something far more interesting than anything we’ve seen so far.

 June 24 – Upstate NY Chapter – The State of Sustainability Programs in the Northeast – Speakers: Dazzle Ekblad, Alicia Hunt, Joanna Nadeau, Jennifer Czysz, Donna Drewes

 This webinar will feature speakers from New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New Hampshire speaking on sustainability programs and planning support for local governments offered in each state. They will describe the results of state programs that have encouraged sustainability planning as well as the status of current initiatives, including the Clean Energy Communities and Climate Smart Communities Programs in NY; Massachusetts’ Green Communities program, climate change vulnerability assessments, and coastal zone green infrastructure planning grants; Sustainable Jersey; and NH’s Granite State Future project. An update on efforts to build a national network of state-based sustainability programs will be highlighted.

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

Distance Education – these webcast recordings are approved for CM credit for viewing throughout 2016:

Housing for People with Disabilities: A Civil Rights Lens - 1.5 CM LAW Credits (#e.9008313) To locate this event for CM credit, click here or search by the provider, APA Northern New England Chapter

Ethics of Private Practice Consulting - 1.5 CM ETHICS Credits (#e.9016910) To locate this event for CM credit, click here or search by the provider, APA Private Practice Division

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