Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Economic Development Sessions at APA's 2016 National Conference

The economy and economic development are well-represented on the NPC agenda for this year!  We encourage you to attend the sessions  and workshops below, brought to you by your Economic Development Division.  We know we’ll see you all at our annual reception, Monday April 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Sheraton, Maryvale Room.
Add these events to your online conference schedule HERE!

Saturday, April 2 S807
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Planning for Economic Development Discussion
Live In-Person Event Room: 129B (PCC) Economic Development Policy Economic Development Sessions & Discussions Economic Development
This facilitated discussion will include updates from the APA Task Force on Planning and Economic Development, and conversations about how planning supports economic development.
John Provo | Julie Herlands, AICP

Monday, April 4 W028
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Downtown Revitalization Through Education and Research
Live In-Person Event Walking Mobile Workshops & Orientation Tours Economic Development Division Real Estate and Finance and Role of Planning Track Economic Development
Cost: $65. Take a walking tour of the Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus and Phoenix Biomedical Campus, the focal point of creativity and innovation in downtown Phoenix. Experience how economic development, public-private partnerships, historic preservation, and quality of life connect.
Robyn Sahid | Benjamin Henderson | Eric Johnson, AICP

Monday April 4 S824
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Creating Place With P3s in Economic Development Discussion
Live In-Person Event Room: 129B (PCC) Economic Development Economic Development Policy Sessions & Discussions Economic Development Division
Learn how planners can play a role in public-private partnerships (P3s) that create large-scale, economic development. Explore how these roles create place that is reflective of the community.
John Provo | Christopher Camacho | Corey Woods | Heidi Kimball | John Creer

Monday, April 4 S548
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Blurring the Lines Between Advocacy and Analysis
Real Estate and Finance and Role of Planning Track Sessions & Discussions Live In-Person Event Room: 232 (PCC) Fiscal Impacts Analysis Planning Methods and Tools Finance
Fiscal impact of development continues to garner increased attention. Conventional wisdom is that suburban development is a financial drain while urban development is a boon. This may be true in many cases, but only part of the story is being told. This session will explore the whole story.
Julie Herlands, AICP | L. Carson Bise, AICP

Monday April 4 S561
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Linkages Between Housing and Economic Development
Master Series Economic Development Division Economic Development Policy Housing Policy Economic Development Housing Policy Housing Trends Track Live In-Person Event Room: 222 (PCC) Sessions & Discussions
This session will provide an overview of housing as an economic development issue. Learn from two case studies highlighting the issue and two techniques for demonstrating the importance of housing in economic development.
William Lavers | Julia Moeller | Melissa Jones

Monday April 4 x025
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Division Reception (and Business Meeting)
Receptions Room: Maryvale (Sheraton) Economic Development Division

Tuesday, April 5 W044
7:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Modernizing an Urban Airport for Growth
Live In-Person Event Transportation: Airports Planning for All Generations Track Economic Development Division Mobile Workshops & Orientation Tours
Cost: $90. Having a major airport near downtown modernizes and connects its growing urban environment. See how Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport uses planning for regional multimodal transportation, renovating terminals, accommodating major sporting events, and preparing for airport land reuse.
Molly Monserud | Sheldon Daisley, AICP

Tuesday April 5, W043
7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
New Life for Old Buildings
Live In-Person Event Urban Design & Preservation Economic Development Division Mobile Workshops & Orientation Tours
Cost: $90. Since 2008, Phoenix’s adaptive reuse program has provided regulatory relief and streamlined the development process for renovating existing buildings for new uses. The workshop will visit three projects and evaluate opportunities and challenges associated with reusing existing buildings for new uses.
David Wetta | Chris Kowalsky | Michael Rumpeltin | Rob Lane | Greg Esser

Monday, March 28, 2016

APA EDD 2016 Student Award Winner

We are honored to share that the winner of the 2016 Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship for the Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association is Judd Ullom, a 2015 graduate of the Virginia Tech Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Judd submitted a selection from his MURP capstone entitled, "Creating a Living Museum to Promote Awareness and Support for Cultural and Economic Diversity in Clarendon (Arlington, Virginia)." The project used technology and social media as a means of cultural preservation to create a low-cost and adaptable method of promoting and preserving economic and social diversity in areas of rapid redevelopment. The project includes five documentary films about the neighborhood and the incorporation of those films into a ‘living museum.' Join us in honoring Judd at the NPC Division Reception, Monday April 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Sheraton, Maryvale Room.
 We also wish to acknowledge two other applicants with Honorable Mention – Akshali Ghandhi (Cornell University) and Mindy Kao (Georgia Institute of Technology). Ghandhi 's insightful study focused on "Economic Development Planning in Ethnic Retail Corridors: Insights from Chicago’s Devon Avenue. Kao submitted an excellent paper on "The Practical Challenges of Urban Manufacturing in Atlanta."
 The division also extends its thanks to the scholarship committee. Chair Margaret Cowell (Virginia Tech), David Bieri (Virginia Tech), Shari Garmise (Association of Public and Land Grant Universities) , Shana Johnson (Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning), and Greg Schrock (Portland State University) are appreciated for their tireless efforts.