THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
8:00 AM–9:30 AM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
New Directions in Public-Private Partnerships CM 1.5
The Woodward Avenue Light Rail Project in Detroit, Michigan represents an innovative public-private partnership involving funding from the philanthropic community, the private sector, federal tax credits, local monies and federal funding. The initial phase of the project is the recipient of funding under the TIGER program. New Starts monies are being pursued for the entire project corridor. You will hear from the architects of this unique funding and project development arrangement who will discuss how each piece of the plan came together.
Moderator: Mark Ryan, AICP, Vice President, URS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Norman L. White, Chief Financial Officer, Detroit Department of Transportation, City of Detroit, Michigan
Jeffrey Boothe, Partner/Chair, Holland & Knight/New Starts Working Group, Washington, DC
View White presentation (22 pages / 0.7mb)
Regional Choices: Blueprints for Success CM 1.5
How are regions changing their approach to sustainable development? Across the country, regions are emphasizing the integration of land use, housing and transportation planning to ensure economic viability, equity and environmental improvements. Hear about the new partnerships between state, regional and local agencies and how they are changing the face of regional development.
Moderator: Robert Liberty, Councilor, District 6, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Francie Stefan, AICP, Community and Strategic Planning Manager, City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California
Val J. Menotti, Deputy Planning Manager, Stations, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit, Oakland, California
Cynthia Hoyle, FAICP, Transportation Planning Consultant, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Urbana, Illinois
View Stefan presentation (30 pages / 3.7mb)
View Menotti presentation (19 pages / 0.7mb)
View Hoyle presentation (38 pages / 3.8mb)
Getting the Most Out of Station Area Planning CM 1.5
Communities develop station area plans, but do these plans reflect the design, market and financing realities developers must deal with to make them a reality? Hear from development experts who know what considerations are integral to implementing a station area plan.
Moderator: Marsha Kaiser, Managing Principal, PB’s PlaceMaking Group, Washington, DC
Clarence Eng, AICP, Principal, Renaissance Planning Group, Tampa, Florida
Darin Smith, Principal, Economic and Planning Systems, Inc., Berkeley, California
Matthew D'Amico, AICP, ASLA, Principal, Design Collective, Baltimore, Maryland
View Kaiser presentation (22 pages / 1.0mb)
View Eng presentation (27 pages / 3.0mb)
View Smith presentation (15 pages / 0.3mb)
View D'Amico presentation (41 pages / 2.4mb)
Transit-Oriented Employment: Serving Suburban Job Centers CM 1.5
The link between transit and housing is entrenched in TOD tradition. But the link between transit and employment is becoming more and more important. Regional economies. Public support for transit funding. Job creation. This session presents cutting-edge research on the job-transit-housing connection.
Moderator: Sam Zimbabwe: Technical Assistance Program Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
Emil King, AICP, Strategic Planning Manager, Planning and Community Development, City of Bellevue, Bellevue, Washington
Monica Villalobos, AICP, Senior Project Manager, AECOM, Los Angeles, California
Sujata Srivastava, Senior Associate, Strategic Economics, Berkeley, California
View King presentation (29 pages / 4.0mb)
View Villalobos presentation (19 pages / 1.6mb)
View Srivastava presentation (19 pages / 0.6mb)
Introduction to Financing Livable Communities CM 1.5
An overview of trends in public and private financing techniques for transit and transit-friendly development. Discover the basics of financing mechanisms at the private level, as well as public policy options and issues that promote transit and transit-friendly development as a way to respond to energy and environmental challenges.
Moderator: Richard Manson, Program Vice President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, New York, New York
Carol Gossett, Senior Planner, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Francis DeCoste, Senior Project Manager, Transit Realty Associates LLC, Boston, Massachusetts
Bailey Pope, Vice President of Design & Construction, The Dawson Company, Atlanta, Georgia
View Gossett presentation (7 pages / 0.7mb)
View DeCoste presentation (14 pages / 0.5mb)
View Pope presentation (18 pages / 0.7mb)
Climate Change: The Local Story CM 1.5
Reducing green house gas emissions from transportation sources is fundamentally a local question. What does it take to ensure that we meet federal targets for 2020 and 2050? What transportation and land use strategies give the biggest bang for the buck? Join the dialogue and find out what local and regional players across the country are doing to push the climate change agenda.
Moderator: Tim Burkhardt, AICP, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Peter Hurley, Project Manager, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
Eric Hesse, APTA Climate Change Working Group Chair, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Linda Bailey, Federal Programs Advisor, Department of Transportation, New York City, New York
View Hurley presentation (21 pages / 0.5mb)
View Bailey presentation (51 pages / 5.0mb)
10:00 AM–11:30 AM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Introduction to Complete Streets CM 1.5
Hear the basics of complete streets — the policies, implementation and design. Learn how complete streets means putting the movement of people first — not vehicles. Hear how such policies can promote safe walking, biking and transit use and how cutting auto use can have a positive impact on a community's carbon footprint.
Moderator: Richard Weaver, AICP, Senior Program Manager, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Marsha Kaiser, Managing Principal, PB’s PlaceMaking Group, Washington, DC
James McGrath, AIA, Associate, ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, Oregon
Marcy McInelly, Associate Principal, SERA Architects, Portland, Oregon
View McGrath presentation (38 pages / 3.1mb)
View McInelly presentation (42 pages / 2.0mb)
High-Speed Rail: Where It's Going and What It Means for Livable Communities CM 1.5
Everyone wants on the high-speed bandwagon! But what does it mean for your community? What does it mean for livable communities, in general? Learn how speed matters and what's needed to accommodate HSR in your community.
Moderator: Paul Morris, FASLA, President, Greenleaf Strategies, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina
GB Arrington, Vice President, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon
Tim Baldwin, AICP, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, Denver, Colorado
Irving N. Taylor, Transportation Planning Manager, Central Area Team/High-Speed Rail, Metro, Los Angeles, California
View Arrington presentation (33 pages / 2.9mb)
View Baldwin presentation (38 pages / 1.1mb)
View Taylor presentation (23 pages / 3.7mb)
Value Capture in Today's Economy CM 1.5
In today's challenging economic environment, capturing value from property development is considered an important tool to help fund transit-oriented development, transit projects and in some cases, transit operations. However, the actual practice of value capture is extremely difficult and complex. It ranges from establishing community financing districts to maintain development, to corridor-wide programs such as the Dulles Corridor Metro Rail Project. What are the key ingredients to a viable value capture program? In addition, what does the leading research related to value capture have to tell us?
Moderator: Jeff Ordway, Department Manager, Property Development, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Gretchen Snoey, Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Seattle, Washington
Nadine Fogarty, Principal, Strategic Economics, Berkeley, California
View Snoey presentation (24 pages / 1.2mb)
View Fogarty presentation (21 pages / 0.8mb)
Who Pays? Federal Financing Options for Interagency Plans CM 1.5
Big ideas pose even bigger questions. Reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Bill, a federal infrastructure bank, regional coordination around housing and transportation — so much is being discussed. But how do we pay for it all when resources are constrained? This panel will share current thinking about financing transportation, affordable housing and other key elements that are essential for making our regions and neighborhoods healthy.
Moderator: Regina C. Gray, Ph.D., Social Science Analyst, Affordable Housing Research and Technology, Office of Policy and Development, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
Darnell C. Grisby, Deputy Policy Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
Jeremie Greer, Senior Policy Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corportation
David Goldberg, Communication Director, Transportation For America, Washington, DC
View Gray presentation (40 pages / 0.5mb)
View Greer presentation (20 pages / 1.0mb)
View Goldberg presentation (23 pages / 1.6mb)
New Metrics For Success CM 1.5
Investments in transit can influence many facets of development and quality of life. Therefore, planners are developing new methods to assess the effectiveness of transit in achieving community goals. Explore new ways of addressing land use, mobility and development through community-based initiatives. Learn how the health impacts of transportation decisions can be evaluated through health impact assessments. Hear about one region's effort to monitor the quality-of-life impacts of a region-wide program of major investments in transit. These new methods provide provocative examples of how transit can contribute to the achievement of broader community goals, as well as improve mobility.
Moderator: Christopher D. Porter, Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Genevieve Hutchison, Senior Transportation Planner, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
Sara Schooley, EIT, Project Coordinator, Oregon Public Health Institute, Portland, Oregon
Brent C. Barnes, AICP, PP, Director, Statewide Planning, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, New Jersey
View Porter presentation (9 pages / 0.3mb)
View Hutchison presentation (26 pages / 0.8mb)
View Schooley presentation (9 pages / 0.7mb)
View Barnes presentation (59 pages / 3.6mb)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Public Health at the Transit Table CM 1.5
For the last 10 years public health has been knocking at the door of planning and community development asking for a seat at the table. At first their growing concern with the built environment resulted in some puzzled looks from planners, engineers, designers and transit professionals. However, in recent years development professionals have begun to understand the critical role that health plays in decisions about how we build our communities. Three public health experts working at the national, regional and local levels discuss the connections between health and the built environment and how they are increasingly being invited to sit at the development table.
Noelle Dobson, Project Director, Oregon Public Health Institute, Portland, Oregon
Arthur M. Wendel, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Healthy Community Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Philip Wu, MD, Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente, Tualatin, Oregon
View Dobson presentation (20 pages / 1.4mb)
View Wendel presentation (24 pages / 0.9mb)
View Wu presentation (20 pages / 0.8mb)
12:00 PM-1:30 PM PLENARY
2:00 PM MOBILE WORKSHOPS
#19 PORTLAND'S MATURING STREETCAR NEIGHBORHOOD
Encore mobile workshop from Monday, October 18. Creative partnerships between multiple city agencies and innovative developers created Portland's Pearl District, a 21st-century streetcar neighborhood. See complete description at Workshop #11.
#20 SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES OF SUBURBAN TOD
Orenco Station is a greenfield development that is a crown jewel of Portland area transit-oriented development. But it's sometimes considered a little too perfect. The Beaverton Round is an ambitious, yet now infamous, TOD currently being resurrected from bankruptcy. Downtown Hillsboro is a great suburban success story about how light rail transit can create fundamental urban transformations in a formerly transit-challenged environment. Traveling by light rail, participants will learn about these three renowned TOD successes, the candid truth about the many challenges they have faced and how these important lessons are affecting the region's future TOD development.
#21 PORTLAND 'GO BY BIKE'
Encore mobile workshop; see description for #18.
2:00 pm–5:00 pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
PORTLAND: HOW DID WE DO IT?
This is your chance to delve into the specifics of Portland's vaunted livability. We will explore in greater depth the past, present and future considerations of rail transportation. Show up and choose one of five concurrent sessions:
• Portland Regional Partnerships
• A Downtown Transformed through Partnerships: The Portland Mall Story
• Metro Regional Programs
• Bike Plans, Programs and Projects
• Responding to Climate Change: Land Use/Transportation and Green Actions Leading to Ecodistricts
No additional fee, but preregistration online is required.
Portland Regional Partnerships CM 2
The Portland region's success with integrating land use and transportation is an intentional result of both institutionalized practices and personal relationships. Hear from Congressman Earl Blumenauer and other livable community pioneers who shaped the region's shared vision and built the lasting alliances to make it today's reality.
Moderator: David Knowles, Senior Transit Program Manager, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Neil McFarlane, General Manager, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Earl Blumenauer, 3rd District, Oregon, United States Congress, Washington, DC
Gregory S. Baldwin, Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, Portland, Oregon
Richard Brandman, Columbia River Crossing Project Director, Oregon Department of Transportation, Vancouver, Washington
Andy Cotugno, Senior Policy Advisor, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Olivia Clark, Executive Director of Governmental Affairs, TriMet, Portland, Oregon
View Brandman presentation (26 pages / 1.9mb)
View Cotugno presentation (30 pages / 1.4mb)
A Downtown Transformed through Partnerships: The Portland Mall Story CM 3
The Portland Mall Light Rail Project not only added light rail service to Fifth and Sixth Avenues on downtown Portland's existing bus mall, it also extended this core transit alignment and provided a rare opportunity to comprehensively reinvigorate these signature streets. Learn about the Portland Mall's innovative transit operations, business-oriented construction techniques, and the many partnerships that successfully created this vibrant public space.
Moderator: Christopher Kopca, Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Downtown Development Group, Portland, Oregon
Teresa Boyle, Light Rail Project Manager, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
Alan Lehto, Director of Project Planning, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Brian McCarter, FASLA, AIA, Associate Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, Portland, Oregon
Tad Savinar, Urban Design Consultant, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Steve Iwata, Supervising Planner, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland, Oregon
View Complete Event presentation (80 pages / 4.4mb)
Bike Plans, Programs and Projects CM 1.5
Over the past two decades, bicycling has become an integral part of everyday life for many Portland residents — but it hasn't happened by chance! This session will explore the plans, programs and projects that have made Portland a happening bike town, from its 1996 Bicycle Master Plan to the new Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030, including a look at what the future holds for seamlessly integrated bicycle transportation throughout the Portland Metro region.
Moderator: Ellen Vanderslice, Project Manager, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
Colin Maher, Planner, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Mia Birk, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Alta Planning + Design, Portland, Oregon
John Mermin, Transportation Planner, Metro, Portland, Oregon
View Vanderslice presentation (48 pages / 2.0mb)
View Maher presentation (11 pages / 0.3mb)
View Birk presentation (65 pages / 4.9mb)
View Mermin presentation (16 pages / 1.0mb)
Responding to Climate Change: Land Use/Transportation and Green Actions Leading to Ecodistricts
In 1993 Portland became the first city in the U.S. to adopt a climate-protection strategy. Since then, Portland has made demonstrable progress in reducing carbon emissions, with emissions now slightly below 1990 levels, but its experience also highlights the challenges we all face in achieving ambitious climate-protection goals. This session features ecodistricts as a promising implementation strategy for reducing carbon emissions while integrating other sustainability goals, including green infrastructure that both mitigates and prepares for a changing climate.
Michael Armstrong, Sustainability Manager, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland, Oregon
Robert Bennett, Executive Director, Portland Sustainability Institute
Metro Regional Programs CM 1.5
Metro, Portland's regional land use and transportation planning agency, has received national attention for its unique governance structure (an elected regional council), growth management tools (an urban growth boundary) and innovative implementation programs (the TOD Program). Its current initiative, Making the Greatest Place, is a set of policy and investment decisions aimed at protecting valuable farm and forest land while maintaining and investing in urbanized areas. Key aspects of this effort include the designation of 50-year urban and rural reserve areas, planning for future high-capacity rail and bus transit, and development incentives and assistance in the region's centers and corridors. Leaders from Metro will discuss their programs and their place in the past and future of bold regional visioning and planning.
Moderator: Robin McArthur, Director, Planning and Development, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Megan Gibb, Manager, Transit-Oriented Development, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Tony Mendoza, Transit Manager, Metro, Portland, Oregon
John Williams, Planning Manager, Metro, Portland, Oregon