Climate adaptation, scenario planning, civic engagement on agenda for Lincoln Institute at APA in LA

Miércoles, Abril 4, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 4, 2012) – Some of the most critical issues facing planners -- adapting to the impacts of climate change, harnessing technology for scenario planning, and promoting civic engagement amid furious political and cultural crosscurrents -- are all on the agenda for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy at the American Planning Association National Planning Conference in Los Angeles April 13-17, 2012.

A Policy Focus Report, Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools, and a major initiative to facilitate online access to visualizing tools for planners, will be announced at the conference, where the Lincoln Institute is a longstanding partner. The team that authored the report, which includes C.J. Gabbe from Fregonese Associates, Jason Lally from PlaceMatters and Frank Hebbert from OpenPlans, will share the ways that planning software can be made more ubiquitous, openly available, and open-source.

The Lincoln Institute’s latest book, Resilient Coastal City Regions: Planning for Climate Change in the United States and Australia, will also be available and will be part of the APA’s ongoing examination of “delta urbanism.” The book, co-edited by Armando Carbonell, senior fellow at the Lincoln Institute, and Edward Blakely, the former recovery czar for post-Katrina New Orleans, surveys efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change, from sea level rise to drought and fires.

Two panel sessions are planned to assess the public perception of planning, amid challenges by Tea Party activists at the local level over various sustainability and smart growth initiatives. That topic was a major theme in the convening of the planning directors from the nation’s 30 largest cities in the fall of 2011 by the Lincoln Institute, APA, and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

The discussions and events in which the Lincoln Institute is directly engaged include:

Saturday, April 14:

1:00 to 2:15 p.m. — Resilient Coastal City Regions Plan for Climate Change (S420)

Armando Carbonell, AICP, Senior Fellow and Chair, Department of Planning and Urban Form, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Peter M. J. Fisher, Adjunct Professor, School of Global Studies, Social Studies and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Laurie A. Johnson, AICP, Consultant, San Francisco, California

David M. Kooris, AICP, Vice President and Director, Connecticut, Regional Plan Association

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. — APA Exhibitor Open House and Lincoln Institute Reception at Booth 413. A celebration of the release of Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools, by James Holway, C.J. Gabbe, Frank Hebbert, Jason Lally, Robert Matthews, and Ray Quay, and the book Resilient Coastal City Regions: Planning for Climate Change in the United States and Australia, co-edited by Edward J. Blakely and Armando Carbonell.

Sunday April 15

7:15 to 8:30 a.m. — Shared Equity Homeownership (S457)

Mark Asturias, Manager, City of Irvine Housing and Redevelopment; Executive Director, Irvine Community Land Trust, California

Peter Pollock, FAICP, Ronald Smith Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Tom Scott, Treasurer, San Diego Community Land Trust, California

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. — Communicating the Economic Value of Planning (S463)

Anthony Flint, Fellow and Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Clifford D. Henke, Senior Analyst, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City

Jason L. Jordan, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, American Planning Association

Robin Rather, CEO, Collective Strength, Austin, Texas

2:30 to 3:45 p.m. — Big City Planning Directors on Communicating Planning (S493)

Susan Anderson, Director, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Portland, Oregon

Armando Carbonell, AICP, Senior Fellow and Chair, Department of Planning and Urban Form, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

William R. Klein, AICP, Director of Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association

Theresa O'Donnell, Director, Sustainable Development and Construction, Dallas, Texas

Robin Rather, CEO, Collective Strength, Austin, Texas

Monday April 16

7:30 to 8:45 a.m. — America’s Food and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (S523)

Armando Carbonell, AICP, Senior Fellow and Chair, Department of Planning and Urban Form, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Michael Machado, Executive Director, Delta Protection Commission of California

Dan Ray, AICP, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council of California

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. — Making Scenario Planning Work in Practice (S547)

Eliot M. Allen, AICP, Principal, Criterion Planners, Portland, Oregon

Alexander C. Joyce-Peickert, Project Manager, Fregonese Associates, Portland, Oregon

Kenneth Ross Snyder, Executive Director, PlaceMatters, Denver, Colorado

Doug Walker, President and Principal, Placeways, Boulder, Colorado

2:30 to 3:45 p.m. — Advancing Scenario Planning Tools (S555)

Ted Cochin, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, EPA

Francis Hebbert, Director of Civic Works, OpenPlans, New York City

James Holway, AICP, Director, Western Lands and Communities, Sonoran Institute–Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Joint Venture, Phoenix, Arizona

Jason Lally, Director of the Decision Lab, PlaceMatters, Denver, Colorado

Robert S. Matthews, AICP, Project Director, Decision Commons, University of Washington, Seattle

4:00 to 5:15 p.m. — Planning Directors on the Hot Seat! (S581)

Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, Planning Manager, San Gabriel, California

Jim Basham, Director of Community Development, Monterey Park, California

Amy J. Bodek, AICP, Director of Development Services, Long Beach, California

Kelly Broughton, Director, Development Services, San Diego, California

Kathleen Garcia, Director, Planning and Community Development, Del Mar, California

Gary Halbert, AICP, Assistant City Manager and Director of Development Services, Chula Vista, California

Michael J. LoGrande, Director of Planning, Los Angeles, California

David Martin, Director, Planning and Community Planning, Santa Monica, California

Peter Pollock, FAICP, Ronald Smith Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

M. Margo Wheeler, AICP, Director of Community Development, San Bernardino, California

Al Zelinka, FAICP, Director, Community Development, Fullerton, California

Panelists and authors are available for interviews by contacting Anthony Flint at anthony.flint@lincolninst.edu.

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