Jobs and economic development, recovering from the housing bust, and planning resilient infrastructure are among the issues on the agenda for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy at the American Planning Association National Planning Conference in Chicago April 13-17. The Lincoln Institute is a conference sponsor of the APA’s annual gathering, which typically draws some 6,000 planners, elected officials, and policymakers.
The delegation is led by Lincoln Institute president Gregory K. Ingram, along with Armando Carbonell, senior fellow and chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form, fellow Peter Pollock, instrumental in convening city planners from around the Chicago region and across the country, and visiting fellow Daphne Kenyon, who will discuss her work on economic development and tax policy, including tax breaks for business location.
In addition to the panels featuring Lincoln Institute experts and partners, a meet-the-author and book-signing event with coffee and dessert is planned for Monday April 15 at the Lincoln Institute’s booth at the APA Expo to celebrate the publication of Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, by Julie Campoli. The book is a street-level guide to the critical elements of walkable neighborhoods, as successor to the popular volume Visualizing Density, which like all of the Lincoln Institute’s publications will be available for purchase at the conference.
Two other special events are also planned:
No Small Plans: The Chicago Infrastructure Trust (Tuesday April 16), hosted by The Next City in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the law firm Mayer Brown, examining the groundbreaking public-private partnership and its impact on the national conversation about economic development and financing infrastructure, with Lois Scott, City of Chicago; MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council; Rita Athas, World Business Chicago; and Roy Kienitz, Roy Kienitz LLC.
Large Landscape Conservation in Metropolitan America (Saturday April 13), hosted by the Metropolitan Greenspaces Alliance and the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation, an initiative supported by the Lincoln Institute and partners the University of Montana Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and the Sonoran Institute, an all-day workshop on how the strategic approach of large landscape conservation can be applied to key issues for metropolitan regions including water, energy, land use, transportation, open space, recreation, and urban growth.
On Monday April 15 at the conference, two sessions will draw from a convening of planners from the Chicago region at an all-day retreat scheduled for Saturday, and from a meeting of big city planners at the Lincoln Institute last fall, in partnership with APA and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.What’s Up with Planning Directors in Chicagoland (S530 9:00-10:15 a.m.) will feature Peter Pollock, FAICP; Michael Blue, FAICP; Amy Connolly, Planning Director, Village of Tinley Park; Steven R. Cover, AICP, Director, Planning & Community & Economic Development, City of Madison; Catherine J. Czerniak, Director, City of Lake Forest; Thomas J. Dabareiner, AICP, Community Development Director, Village of Downers Grove; Stephen K. Griffin, AICP, Community & Economic Development Director, City of Evanston; Charles B. Haller, AICP, Director, Urban Design and Planning, City of Chicago; Hildy Kingma, AICP, Director of Econ Development & Planning, Village of Park Forest; Bruce A. Knight, FAICP, Planning Director, City of Champaign; and Craig A. Phillips, AICP, Planning Director, City of Michigan City. Big City Planning Directors Discuss Job Creation (S495 10:30-11:45 a.m) will include Daphne Kenyon and Armando Carbonell, AICP; Richard C. Bernhardt, FAICP, Executive Director, Nashville Davidson County MPC; Joseph A. Horwedel, AICP, Director, City of San Jose Planning; and William R. Klein, AICP, Director of Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association.
Additional highlighted sessions include:
- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Planning and Economic Development (S447 9:45-11 a.m. Sunday April 14) Armando Carbonell, AICP; Thomas L. Clark, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation; James Horan, AICP, Assistant Commissioner, City of Chicago; Joseph A. Horwedel, AICP, Director, City of San Jose Planning
- Siting Big Infrastructure in Large Landscapes (S486 2:30-3:45 p.m Sunday April 14) Robert Pirani, Vice President for Environmental Programs, Regional Plan Association; William L. Allen III, Director of Strategic Conservation Planning, The Conservation Fund
- Addressing Development Entitlements (S561 2:30-3:45 p.m. Monday April 15, 2013) Kathy Rinaldi, Teton County; David S. Silverman, AICP, Attorney, Ancel Glink; Jim Holway, FAICP, Director, Western Lands & Communities, Sonoran Institute; Donald L. Elliott, FAICP, Director, Clarion Associates
- Senior Management Forum (S812 9:00-10:15 a.m. Tuesday April 16, 2013) Armando Carbonell, Peter Pollock, and William Klein
- Working with NGOs for Landscape Conservation (S644 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday April 16, 2013) Ole M. Amundsen III, Strategic Conservation Program Manager, The Conservation Fund; Thomas L. Daniels, Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Richard Pruetz, FAICP, Consultant, Planning and Implementation Strategies
- Creating Land Conservation Partnerships (S647 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday April 16, 2013) Arnold Randall, General Superintendent, Cook County Forest Preserve District Carolyn Campbell, Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
- The Future of the Planning Profession (S676 9:00-10:15 a.m. Wednesday April 17, 2013) Uri P. Avin, FAICP, Research Professor, National Center for Smart Growth; Bradley R. Barnett, PlaceMatters; Francis Hebbert, Director of Civic Works, OpenPlans; Peter J. Park, Associate Professor Adjunct, University of Colorado–Denver; Ray Quay, FAICP, Academic Professional, Arizona State University.