Economic Development Division
National Planning Conference Activities
NOTE: Meeting rooms may change, please refer to the final printed program for updated locations.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
April 26, 9-10:15am [S405] Division Session: Fiscal Analysis to Guide Community Growth (CM 1.25) - Room: Georgia Ballroom 2
What’s the good news about a bad economy? Local governments become much more aware of the bottom-line impact of planning decisions. Zero in on case studies of growth and planning in Manatee County, Florida, and Queen Creek, Arizona. You’ll discover best practices for using fiscal analysis to ensure smart, economically sensible community growth.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
April 27, 2:30-3:45pm [S808] Division Facilitated Discussion: The Economy of Immigration and Planning (CM 1.25) - Room: Hall C1, Divisions 2
More than a quarter of Georgia's workforce is a part of "The Essential Economy." This occupational cluster includes low-wage, low-skilled, labor-intensive jobs often held by immigrant workers. What is their economic contribution, and how are Georgia planners working with the immigrant communities at the heart of this sector? Hosted by the Economic Development Division.
April 27, 2:30-3:45pm [S493] Division Session: What are the Costs to Serve Development? (CM 1.25) - Room: Georgia Ballroom 3
Different development and use patterns often have different cost implications for local governments. What are the “costs to serve” for different types of land-use and development patterns? What fiscal impact do these costs have on development in a community? Learn how to determine the costs of providing public services and infrastructure — and how to factor in the impact of location, levels of service, and data availability.
Monday, April 28, 2014
April 28, 8-11:30am [W013] Mobile Workshop (with the Urban Design and Preservation Division): Repurposing Atlanta’s Olympic Sites (CM 3.0) - Ticketed Event ($70.00)
How do you give a site a second life after a large event? Find answers on a tour of Atlanta Olympic sites: Turner Field, Centennial Olympic Park, and Olympic Villages. You’ll learn how their post-games uses have contributed to the city’s revitalization. And you’ll look at the challenges ahead as Atlanta’s economy recovers from Olympic overbuilding. Hosted by APA’s Economic Development Division and its Urban Design and Preservation Division. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.
April 28, 1-2:15pm [S560] Division Session: Immigration and Its Effects Upon Economic Development of Metro Atlanta (CM 1.25) - Room: A404/A405
You may not be aware of this, but over the past two decades, immigration has had a dramatic impact on Atlanta’s job market, school system, affordable-housing supply, and transportation infrastructure. Hear how planners in the unofficial capital of the Southeast are successfully handling a strong demographic shift and find out how other communities can follow their lead. Hosted by the Economic Development Division.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
April 29, 9-10:15am [S625] Joint Division Session (with the International Division): Using ‘Theme Roads’ for Regional Revitalization (CM 1.25) - Room: C206
Crooked Road in Southwest Virginia. Porcelain Road in East-Central Germany. These two so-called “theme roads” have revitalized their regions, primarily through increased tourism. Does your community have what it takes to support a project like that? Learn how to assess the potential economic upside and examine best practices for making such initiatives succeed. Hosted by the International Division.
April 29, 10:30-11:45am [S837] Divisions Council Facilitated Discussion: Immigration/Migration Facilitated Discussion with APA Divisions (CM 1.25) - Room: Hall C1, Divisions 2
The Immigration/Migration track at the 2014 APA National Conference will feature the perspectives of various APA Divisions on an issue that is being addressed by many communities across the nation. This facilitated discussion will serve as a roundtable Q & A moderated with questions from Marj Press, Chair of the APA Divisions Council and from the audience. Come pick the brains of experts in the field in a facilitated discussion that highlights the multi-disciplined nature of the planning field while analyzing one of today's most important planning issues in the changing face of America.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
April 30, 10:30-11:45am [S685] Division Session: New Approaches to Sports and Economic Development (CM 1.25) - Room: C202/C203/C204
For decades, only a few local fishermen ventured to the borrow-pit lake in Benderson Park, Florida. That’s changed. Learn how this Florida community has transformed a scenic but underutilized area into a 600-acre regional park. It boasts a world-class rowing venue that will host competitions for more than a dozen aquatic sports — and it’s boosting the local economy. While competitive rowing may not be the first economic driver to come to mind, consider what sports could drive your local economy.
Additional Conference Information: http://www.planning.org/conference/
The Economic Development Division will be involved in several other Division-related activities throughout the Conference, in particular facilitated discussions and sessions organized by the Divisions Council. Be sure to check the Conference Program for more details.