Resilience, smart cities top agenda for Lincoln Institute at APA Atlanta

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 21, 2014) – Resilience, smart cities, and resolving land use disputes are among the topics explored by experts from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference April 25-30 in Atlanta.

The Lincoln Institute’s latest Policy Focus Report, Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate-Resilient Coastal Regions, co-authored by Rob Pirani and Laura Tolkoff from the Regional Plan Association, having been released on Friday, April 25 at the RPA’s Regional Assembly in New York, will be available online and on USB drives.

Senior fellow Armando Carbonell, chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form, will be leading several sessions. Fellow Peter Pollock, former city planner of Boulder, Colo., will gather planning directors from the Atlanta region for a traditional retreat, and lead a panel on current issues facing local planners.

The schedule reflecting the Lincoln Institute’s engagement at APA is as follows:

Sunday, April 27

-- Intelligent Cities: Top-Down, Bottom-up, or Sideways? (S700), 10:45 – Noon, GWCC-C/208-21

-- Division Facilitated Discussion: The State of State Planning (S806), 1 to 2:15 pm, GWCC-Hall C1, Division

Monday, April 28

-- Deep Dive: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes (S528), 9:00 to 11:45 am, GWCC-C302

-- Big City Planning Directors on Climate Resilient Cities (S545), 10:30 to 11:45 am, GWCC-Georgia Ballroom

-- Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities (S437), 4 to 5:15 pm, GWCC-C206

Tuesday, April 29

-- Deep Dive: Exploratory Scenario Planning and Emerging Tools (S612), 9 to 11:45, GWCC-C302

-- What’s Up with Planning Directors in the Atlanta Region (S639), 10:30 to 11:45, GWCC-C/202-204

-- Senior Management Session (S836), 10:30 to 11:45, GWCC-C207

Publications, including the quarterly journal Land Lines, other Policy Focus Reports such as Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities, and recent books such as Made for Walkingand Land in Conflict, will be available at the Lincoln Institute Booth #307 in the Planning Expo.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.

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