Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lots of Land Use Law Panels at APA Seattle


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

CM  | 1.25
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

A Field Day for Planning Agritourism

What zoning and building-code standards are needed to ensure agritourism activities are appropriate and safe?

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Evolution of Washington's Growth Management Law

Learn about APA Washington’s advocacy to meet today’s emerging challenges.

CM  | 2.75 
CM  | 1.50
L | 1.50
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Enabling Rural County Zoning

See a proposal for a system with a 100-year planning horizon and transferrable development rights.

CM  | 1.25
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Effectively Translating Master Plans into Zoning

How can zoning be used to implement planning most effectively? See examples from five communities.

CM  | 1.25
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Street Graphics and the Law, 4th Edition

This new APA Planning Advisory Service Report presents an innovative approach to regulating on-premise signs.

CM  | 4
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

How to Write a Zoning Code

Explore the skills, approaches, and strategies needed to write a zoning or development code.

CM  | 1.25
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Zoning for Bikeability

Learn how to use zoning and other regulatory tools to create safe, convenient bicycle infrastructure networks.

CM  | 1.25
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

ADA Compliance from Planning to Implementation

Learn how ADA compliance programs can help jurisdictions document and correct pedestrian barriers.

CM  | 1.25
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Maintaining and Improving Zoning Codes

Zoning codes need constant maintenance. Look at key issues, and methodologies for addressing them.

CM  | 1.25
L | 1.25
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What’s Fair in Fair Housing

Ensure your local land-use regulations don't conflict with federal fair housing law.

Sunday, April 19
CM  | 1.25
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned from Form-Based Codes 

Learn how to craft form-based codes with clear outcomes — and post-adoption challenges — in mind.

CM  | 1.25
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Land-Use Mediation, Policy, and Practice

Planners and mediators discuss how their professions overlap and benefit each other.

CM  | 1.25
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Leaving Behind 1950s Housing Codes

Learn how innovative towns and cities are expanding housing choices in existing neighborhoods.

CM  | 1.25
L | 1.25
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Urban Agriculture and the Law

Gain insight into how to overcome common legal obstacles to permitting urban agriculture.

CM  | 1.25
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Integrating Public Health into Planning Review

See how integrating public health rounds out land-use decision making and local comprehensive plans.

CM  | 1.25
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Green Infrastructure Zoning

Planners share tips and techniques for making green infrastructure the first choice for stormwater management.

CM  | 1.50
L | 1.50
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Protecting Local Environments and Natural Resources

Explore how planners and lawyers can work together to achieve balanced growth and development.

CM  | 1.25
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Tying Affordability to Upzoning

Local jurisdictions are linking rezoning with affordable housing. Review lessons learned from “inclusionary upzoning.”

CM  | 1.25
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Zoning Code Reforms and Physical Activity

Review findings from a national study of how community-level zoning code reforms affect physical activity.

6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Planning and Law Division Business Meeting

Monday, April 20
CM  | 1.25
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Vitality and Opportunity in Old Neighborhoods

Explore how preserving older, smaller buildings advances walkability in historic neighborhoods.

CM  | 1.25
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

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.

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Local Implementation of State Wildlife Plans

See a GIS model created to identify valuable conservation areas in five North Carolina counties.

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Walkability Analysis for Transportation Hubs

This study analyzes potential walkability surrounding  transit-oriented development in a growing Texas community.

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Progressive Zoning and Active Living

Are communities that adopt code reforms more likely to foster environments that encourage active living?

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Smart 3D Zoning Visualizations Help to Design Better Cities

Sponsored by: Esri

Learn about a smart zoning tool that builds upon Esri CityEngine and ArcGIS Online. Sponsored by: Esri

CM  | 2.25
2:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Trails, TOCs, and Tech

Tour three interrelated projects that highlight neighborhood connectivity in the highly walkable city of Kirkland.  Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.

CM  | 1.25
L | 1.25
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Content-Neutral Sign Regulation After Reed v. Gilbert

Content neutrality is a land mine for local sign ordinances. Get an update.

CM  | 1.25
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Home Grown:  Wineries, Distilleries, and Marijuana

Examine legal and land-use trends and practices for regulating wineries, distilleries, and marijuana.

Tuesday, April 21
CM  | 1.25

Sunday, April 19

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Mastering the Challenges of Student Housing

Student housing needs are growing. Learn how zoning and development regulations can mitigate unwanted impacts.

CM  | 2
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Seattle Public Open Space Evaluation Encore Workshop

Tour downtown open spaces developed through zoning incentives to gain floor area for buildings.  Transportation: Walking.

CM  | 1.25
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Its a Nitty-Gritty Route to Resilience

Glean pointers to help prepare for any type of disaster as well as longer-term resilience.

CM  | 1.25
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Fixing the PUD problem

Discuss the problems with PUD zoning and hear how three cities adopted a more flexible, resilient zoning strategy.










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