Tuesday, April 14, 2015
For those heading to the American Planning Association conference in Seattle this weekend, it appears there will be a lot of great land use law panels there. Here are some I saw from the conference brochure.
Saturday, April 18
A Field Day for Planning Agritourism
What zoning and building-code standards are needed to ensure agritourism activities are appropriate and safe?
Evolution of Washington's Growth Management Law
Learn about APA Washington’s advocacy to meet today’s emerging challenges.
DEEP DIVE: The Future of Zoning
Is the zoning system due for an overhaul? Five national experts discuss and debate.
Enabling Rural County Zoning
See a proposal for a system with a 100-year planning horizon and transferrable development rights.
Effectively Translating Master Plans into Zoning
How can zoning be used to implement planning most effectively? See examples from five communities.
How to Write a Zoning Code
Explore the skills, approaches, and strategies needed to write a zoning or development code.
Zoning for Bikeability
Learn how to use zoning and other regulatory tools to create safe, convenient bicycle infrastructure networks.
ADA Compliance from Planning to Implementation
Learn how ADA compliance programs can help jurisdictions document and correct pedestrian barriers.
What’s Fair in Fair Housing
Ensure your local land-use regulations don't conflict with federal fair housing law.
Lessons Learned from Form-Based Codes
Learn how to craft form-based codes with clear outcomes — and post-adoption challenges — in mind.
Land-Use Mediation, Policy, and Practice
Planners and mediators discuss how their professions overlap and benefit each other.
Green Infrastructure Zoning
Planners share tips and techniques for making green infrastructure the first choice for stormwater management.
Protecting Local Environments and Natural Resources
Explore how planners and lawyers can work together to achieve balanced growth and development.
Tying Affordability to Upzoning
Local jurisdictions are linking rezoning with affordable housing. Review lessons learned from “inclusionary upzoning.”
Zoning Code Reforms and Physical Activity
Review findings from a national study of how community-level zoning code reforms affect physical activity.
Vitality and Opportunity in Old Neighborhoods
Explore how preserving older, smaller buildings advances walkability in historic neighborhoods.
Transit-Oriented Redevelopment and Form-Based Codes
Learn how form-based codes can allow block-by-block implementation of transit-oriented regulations in underperforming urban centers.
Smart 3D Zoning Visualizations Help to Design Better CitiesSponsored by: Esri
Learn about a smart zoning tool that builds upon Esri CityEngine and ArcGIS Online. Sponsored by: Esri
Trails, TOCs, and Tech
Tour three interrelated projects that highlight neighborhood connectivity in the highly walkable city of Kirkland. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.
Home Grown: Wineries, Distilleries, and Marijuana
Examine legal and land-use trends and practices for regulating wineries, distilleries, and marijuana.
Sunday, April 19
Mastering the Challenges of Student Housing
Student housing needs are growing. Learn how zoning and development regulations can mitigate unwanted impacts.
Seattle Public Open Space Evaluation Encore Workshop
Tour downtown open spaces developed through zoning incentives to gain floor area for buildings. Transportation: Walking.
Its a Nitty-Gritty Route to Resilience
Glean pointers to help prepare for any type of disaster as well as longer-term resilience.
Fixing the PUD problem
Discuss the problems with PUD zoning and hear how three cities adopted a more flexible, resilient zoning strategy.