2016 Conference Session Materials

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The complete list of presentation material is available to members only.

Non-members may view up to 5 titles for the full conference or up to 5 titles of sessions presented on the day of attendance by 1-day attendees. Email Francine Farrell at [email protected] providing the date, time & session title and a copy of your emailed registration confirmation.

Pre-Conference Sessions

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
#1 Historic Preservation: New Frontiers for Local Planning
#2 Leadership and Management Institute 6 (CPR Session)
#3 Geodesign Tools for Planners: Create Your Future Using Next Generation Technology Today
#4 SB 743 Implementation: The Evolution from LOS to VMT [Frederick Dock]
SB 743: An Evolutionary Change to Transportation Impact Analysis
SB 743 Implementation Considerations in Rural Areas
SB 743 Shifting Gears in Transportation Analysis
SB 743 Implementation Workshop - The Evolution from LOS to VMT
Student Session Block #1

10:00 am - 11:15 am
First Time Project Managers: Strategies for Success (CPF Session)
Governing from Both Sides: Community-led Solutions Coexisting with Government Vision
Brilliant Presentations: A Primer for Young Planners - Part 1
11:30 am - 1:00 pmRichard H. Weaver Student Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Conference Session Block #1

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Regional Equity in Concert: Challenges in Engaging Diverse Stakeholders Across the State [Bill Sadler]
Regional Equity in Concert: San Ysidro's Fabric of Connections [David Flores]
Regional Equity in Concert: San Diego Experience [Jane Clough]
Regional Equity in Concert [Monica Hernández]
“Future Proof”: Innovative Sustainability Practices for Major Transportation Infrastructure
SANBAG: A Case Study for Successful Transit Planning in the 21st Century
The Hots and Colds of Climate Action Plans
Nolen, Robinson, and Burnham Look at Their Plans
How Pasadena’s City Beautiful Movement Led to “My City,” the Quintessential Planning Process Every Planner Should Know
Growing Green in Riverside: Integrating Climate Action with Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Accelerating Sustainability Planning - APA California’s Sustainability Champion Program
CEQA and Noticing : Best Practices for Complying with CEQA, Brown Act, and Other Public Noticing Requirements
Student Session Block #2

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
10 Crucial Things Planning School Didn’t Teach You
Stepping Outside the Cubicle
Brilliant Presentations: A Primer for Young Planners - Part 2
Conference Session Block #2

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
You Put a Park Where? Creative Approaches to Urban Greening
Implementing “My City” in Your City: Balancing Bottom-Up Creativity and Top-Down Structure for Optimal Planning
The Maker Economy: How to Adapt Your Code to Attract Makers
Barn Raising in the Burbs: Novel Strategies for Growing Food and Cultivating Community Through Urban Farming
The Neighborhood Church Isn't What it Used to Be: Local Religious Institutions and Federal Law
Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of the City
Walkable Watersheds: Promoting Equitable Investments in Infrastructure and Watershed Planning
Empowered Planners: Tools for Achieving Better Project Energy Outcomes During the Entitlements Phase
Crafting Mi Casa: Lessons of Latino Informal Housing Practices in Los Angeles [James Rojas
Crafting mi casa: Lessons of Latino Informal Housing Practice in Los Angeles [Jonathan Bell]
Crafting Mi Casa: Lessons of Informal Latino Housing Practices in Los Angeles
Crafting Mi Casa: Single Family Informal Housing in Los Angeles
4:30 pm - 6:15 pmDiversity Summit: The History of Diversity and Planning in California
7:45 am - 11:45 amMOBILE WORKSHOP #1 - Explore Downtown Los Angeles: Complete Streets with Bikeshare.
Session Block #3

8:00 am - 9:30 am
The ‘Big 4’ Sustainable Communities Strategies: Past, Present, and Future
Livability + Accessibility = Better Transportation (Applying the Caltrans Smart Mobility Framework Equation)
Purposeful Strategic Thinking: Gaining Community Support for Innovative Planning in a Challenging Environment (CPR Session) - Part 1
Recreational and Medical Cannabis Regulations: Staying Above the Haze
Collaborative Planning in Northridge South: The Making of a Los Angeles Great
Street in Suburban San Fernando Valley
Transportation and Land Use Choices for Creating Walkable and Bikeable
GHGmaggedon: Addressing Climate Change After the Newhall Decision
Voices from the Past: Organizing and Engaging with Historic Preservation Groups
Mapping, Metrics, and Outreach: Assessing Park Needs in America’s Most Populous County
Implementing a Renewable Energy Strategy in California
Latina Urbanism: The Role of Gender in Shaping Urban Design
Streamlining Endangered Species Permitting: Regional Habitat Planning
Urban Harvest: Toward a Resilient Food Infrastructure for Healthy Cities
Session Block #4

9:45 am - 11:15 am
Escaping a Circular Firing Squad: Implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
482 Resilient Cities? DIY California Resilience
Purposeful Strategic Thinking: Gaining Community Support for Innovative Planning in a Challenging Environment (CPR Session) - Part 2
The Urban Resurgence of Inglewood: How Master Planning and Economic Development Goals Meet (PEN Session)
Crafting a Self-Mitigating Plan
Missing Middle Housing: Is Your Planning and Coding Preparing Your City
for the 21st Century Demand?
So You Want to be in Charge? Trials, Tribulations and Lessons Learned from the
Front Lines
Paperless Preservation
BID'’ding for Success: Is a Business Improvement District the Answer? The Byzantine Latino Quarter
BID'’ding for Success: Is a Business Improvement District the Answer? Pico Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Westchester Town Center
BID'’ding for Success: Is a Business Improvement District the Answer?: Old Pasadena Management District
CEQA'S Midlife Crisis: The Planning - CEQA Relationship in Therapy
California Initiatives: Democracy at Work or Working Against Democracy?
Being Ready for New Transportation Technology: City of Carlsbad Coastal Corridor
It’s Always Sunny in California: Planning for Utility-Scale Solar Facilities
11:30 am - 1:30 pmOpening Plenary and Keynote Lunch - Robert Egger, Founder and President, L.A. Kitchen: “The Power of Food. The Power of Community.”
Session Block #5

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Property Rights, Takings, Exactions, and More: A Legal and Practical Update for Planners
Retooling Incentives
Cal-Adapt 2.0: California’s Climate Resilience Toolkit for Planners
Cal-Adapt 2.0: A Tool to Support Climate Resilience in California
Cal-Adapt 2.0: California’s Climate Data and Interactive Toolkit for Environmental
Creating Pasadena City Beautiful 2.0 Through Historic Preservation, Urban Design
and Community Engagement
Connecting the Dots: Strategies and Tips for Making a Finding
What Went Right?! Setting Up Your General Plan Advisory Committee for Success
Want to Take Public Transit to LAX?
Beyond Robert’s Rules? Procedures for the Planning Commission (Commission and Board Session)
Moving Beyond a Project’s Effects on the Environment: Addressing Environmental Impacts on Projects Outside of CEQA
Sea Level Rise and Living with Water in the City of the Future
Parking Management for a Sharing Economy - Part 1
Innovative, Collaborative, and Sustainable: The City of Hayward General Plan Update
Staying Up To Speed With High-Speed Rail: Lessons Learned from Current High-Speed Rail Corridor Planning Efforts
1:30 pm - 5:30 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #5 - Documenting Small Footprint Higher Density Housing Types (Missing Middle Housing) in Pasadena.
1:45 pm - 5:15 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #6 - Pasadena Historic District Tour
2:00 pm - 6:00 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #7 - Brewing the Craft Economy in Los Angeles’ Arts District.
Session Block #6

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Visualizing Sustainability Planning in Southern California
Ethics Case of the Year
Stimulating Urban Density and Managing Traffic Congestion Scenarios Post-CEQA Standards for Vehicle Miles Traveled: City of Santa Barbara
Stimulating Urban Density and Managing Traffic Congestion Scenarios Post-CEQA Standards for Vehicle Miles Traveled: Managing Traffic in Paradise
Stimulating Urban Density and Managing Traffic Congestion Scenarios Post-CEQA Standards for Vehicle Miles Traveled: The City of Santa Barbara’s Development of a Priority Housing Overlay and Average Unit Size Density Program
Moving Towards City Beautiful by Planning for Transportation, Community, and Place
Regional Planning Through Local Community Outreach
Regional Planning Through Local Community Outreach [Ma’Ayn Johnson, AICP]
Regional Planning Through Local Community Outreach: Connecting Environmental Justice & Safe Routes to School Issues in Regional Plans
What’s the Recipe for SB 743 Implementation?
Beyond the Freeway
Freeway Removals and Urban Responses: Actions Taken, Lessons Learned, Visions Planned
A Trail of Four Cities: Lessons in Effective Interagency Collaboration
Alphabet Soup: Deciphering Sustainability Rating Systems and Lessons Learned at the Neighborhood Scale
Parking Management for a Sharing Economy - Part 2
Sustainability Through Traditional Native American Land Stewardship
Approaches to Hybrid Industrial Land Uses Throughout Los Angeles
Session Block #7

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Passing the AICP Exam: Who Wants to be a Certified Planner?
Your New Form-Based Code Didn’t Come with an Owner’s Guide?
Creating Resilient Places: State Resources and Incentives Available to Local Government for Responding to Climate Change
TOD 2.0: Maximizing Community Benefits Through Joint Development
Housing the Needy: Defining the Need and the Needy
Restoring the Public Confidence of Planners Through Effective Leadership (CPR Session)
Tailoring Ridesource Innovations to Connect the First and Last Mile in Your City: Closing Old Gaps in New Ways
The Ground Up: Placemaking Strategies for a Resilient Los Angeles River
Legally Defensible: Sharpening a Planning Commission’s Findings and Conditions of Approval (Commission and Board Session)
Moving California Forward: Hard Numbers and Policy Recommendations
Bridging Los Angeles: City Beautiful Now & Then
Game Time! The Opportunities and Challenges in Planning for Major Sports and Entertainment Facilities
Ride the First Wave of Sustainable Innovation Districts!
Measure What You Treasure – How Data Shines a Light on Priorities
8:15 am - 1:15 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #10 - Land Use and Transit: Station Area Planning on the Expanded Metro Expo Line
8:30 am - 11:30 amMOBILE WORKSHOP #12 - 94 Years of Planning: Pasadena’s Iconic Civic Center
9:30 am - 3:30 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #13- The Crenshaw Corridor: Leveraging Public Investments to Implement Local Visions for Transit-Oriented
Session Block #8

9:45 am - 11:15 am
High Speed Rail Station Plans: Not Your Mother’s TOD
One Line, Two Cities: Approaches to Planning Around Expo Phase 2
Effective Community Outreach for Diverse Communities: Tools, Resources & Best Practices from the Field
The Future of the Los Angeles River: Impacts of Alternative 20: Restoration Planning Challenges & Rewards: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Plan Formulation Process
The Future of the Los Angeles River: Los Angeles River Habitat Enhancement Study & Opportunities Assessment
The Future of the Los Angeles River: The Road to Alternative 20
The City of Gardens Revisited
APA California Legislative Update
Annual CEQA Update: Laws, Courts, and Guidelines
Net Zero Trips: Fact or Fiction?: Contra Costa Centre Transit Village
Net Zero Trips: Fact or Fiction? SANDAG
Net Zero Trips: Fact or Fiction? Stanford Transportation Strategies
The Future of Mobility: What Does it Mean for Our Communities?
Quick Hits: Demographics, Housing, CEQA and More: CEQA Addendum Best Practices
Quick Hits: Demographics, Housing, CEQA and More: Fostering Gentrification
Quick Hits: Demographics, Housing, CEQA and More: Transforming Los Angeles County by Planning for Transit Oriented Communities
Quick Hits: Demographics, Housing, CEQA and More: The Economic Impacts of Marijuana Sales in the State of California
Are Small and Medium Multi-family Housing Properties the Key to
Housing Affordability?
Planning Sustainable Communities, Moving Towards Implementation
When NOx and the Neighborhood Must Coexist
9:45 am - 3:15 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #14 - Master Planning the NBC Universal Themepark and Campus.
12:00 noon 1:00 pmThinking About Entering the Process to Become a Fellow of the AICP?
12:00 noon - 5:00 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #15 - Los Angeles River Revitalization Bicycle Tour
12:15 pm - 1:30 pmIs Your Glass Half-Empty or Filled with Flint, MI Water? Exploring the Lenses that Inform Our Planning Work
1:00 pm - 4:30 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #18 - Downtown Glendale: Planning Animated
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #19 - Old Pasadena: Turning Small Change into Big Dollars- Redirecting Local Parking Revenue.
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #20 - Reinventing City Life: Seeds of Change at Los Angeles
Session Block #9

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Planning in Disadvantaged Communities Through Public Interest Design
Neighborhoods in Transition - A Closer Look at Gentrification and the Environmental Review Process
Neighborhoods in Transition: Local Government Perspective
Neighborhoods in Transition: Measuring Gentrification and Displacement in Southern California’s Transit Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods in Transition: Stanford Transportation Strategies
It Takes a Transit-Oriented Village: Partnerships and Patience
What Are Healthy Cities and How Can We Plan for Them?
Sign Language: Crafting Effective, Understandable and Legally
Defensible Regulations
The Balancing Act: Genuine Public Engagement Across The Digital Divide
City Incorporations in California: Case Studies and Prospects for New Cities
Think Outside the Parking Lot: High Speed Rail’s Sustainable Access Plan
Evolution of the Online Zoning Code: WebCode
LA Waterfront: The City’s Next Great Place?
Major Employer Approaches to Bike Networks: Google & Stanford Quantify the Impacts of Regional Bike Networks in New Ways
Wayfinding: The Value of Knowing How to Get There
The Nuts, Bolts, and Windows of Sustainable Historic Buildings
Session Block #10

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Blazing the Trail: Pasadena’s Path to Adopting Vehicle Miles Traveled
Transportation Metrics
Swimming with Sharks
Crenshaw on the Move: Reimagining Community Spaces
The Small in Big Cities: A New City Beautiful Movement
Proven Framework & Techniques for Meaningful Public Engagement
The Affordable Housing Quandary: We Need It, But How, and Where?
The Affordable Housing Quandary: Housing Futures Initiative
The Affordable Housing Quandary: Gap Financing: Looking for the needle in the capital haystack
Moving from TODs to TOCs: Creating Transit Oriented Communities, Addressing Equity & Increasing Ridership: Los Lirios: Community Driven Development on Metro Lots at 1st and Soto
Moving from TODs to TOCs: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Moving from TODs to TOCs: Just Growth: Transportation Equity in L.A.
Moving from TODs to TOCs: Rolland Curtis Gardens
Generating Vibrant Downtowns People Love: Plan Downtown Oakland
Preventing Violence by Design: The Role of Planning and Transportation in
Community Safety
Injecting Sustainable Best Practices Into Equitable Development
Developing Local Density Bonuses: Lessons from the State, Neighbor Cities, and the Heart of San Francisco
Quick Hits: Technology, Community Outreach and More
Post-Redevelopment Financing of Urban Infill and Revitalization
(CPR Session) 212
7:45 am - 11:45 amMOBILE WORKSHOP #21 - South Park: Turning Parking Lots Into Paradise
MOBILE WORKSHOP #22 - The Art, Architecture, and History of the Arroyo Seco
Session Block #11

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Creating Engaging and Sustainable Alleys in an Urban Environment
Express Route or Train Wreck: Strategies to Keep your Projects from Derailing
Form-Based Code Misconceptions: Making FBCs Meaningful and Effective
Innovating for Housing Affordability
Innovating for Housing Affordability: Modular Construction
Innovating for Housing Affordability: Creating Affordable Housing Outside the Public Arena in California: Innovations in Design, Regulation and Finance
Innovating for Housing Affordability: Affordable Homeownership
Historic Preservation Planning in Three Orange County Cities
Out of CEQA - Into Planning: Filling the Policy Gaps Left by CEQA's Evolution
Density Bonus Dos, Do Nots, and Don’t Knows
Cities: Driving the Transition to a Sustainable Future
Including Vulnerable Citizens in a General Plan Update: A Case Study in Social Equity
Don’t Snooze on Your Booze: How to Make Your Alcohol Entitlement
Process Work for You
Creating Sustainable Communities: Zoning for Water Neutral Development
A Planner’s Role in Strengthening the Creative Economy
Driving the Future: Regional Planning for Alternative Fuels
8:00 am - 11:00 amMOBILE WORKSHOP #23 - The Nuts and Bolts of the Foothill Gold Line Extension
8:00 am - 11:45 amMOBILE WORKSHOP #24 - Burbank Production Studios Tour
9:45 am - 11:15 amClosing Plenary Brunch - Dr. Lucile Jones, Seismologist: “Resilience By Design: Planning to Survive”
11:30 am - 1:00 pmSurvivor: Ethics Island!
1:00 pm - 6:00 pmMOBILE WORKSHOP #27 - San Gabriel Valley Chinese Food and Culture Tour