WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
7:00 AM-8:00 AM NETWORKING EVENT
Community Streetcar Coalition Meeting
The Community Streetcar Coalition is a partnership of cities, transit authorities and architectural and engineering firms that supports development of the Small Starts program within the Federal Transit Administration. You're invited to attend the group's semi-annual meeting to learn more about the coalition. Also participate in a discussion about current issues facing streetcar projects, administration of the program by the FTA and the federal surface transportation authorization bill.
Facilitator: Jeffrey Boothe, Partner/Chair, Holland & Knight/New Starts Working Group, Washington, DC
8:00 AM–9:30 AM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Perspectives on the Role of Transit Parking in TOD CM 1.5
A little or a lot? Some transit agencies provide limited parking. Others are more generous to their transit riders. Our roundtable of panelists from across the country will address how federal policies influence our use of parking, how agencies are approaching parking replacement for joint developments and how parking pricing is being used.
Moderator: GB Arrington, Vice President, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon
Bill Sirois, Manager of Transit-Oriented Development, Regional Transportation District FasTracks Team, Denver, Colorado
Jeff Ordway, Department Manager, Property Development, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Jillian Detweiler, Senior Planner, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Robin Blair, Director of Planning, Metro Central Area Team, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, California
Scott Kirkpatrick, Transit-Oriented Development Program Manager, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
Jack Wierzenski, AICP, Assistant Vice President of Economic Development and Planning, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
Introduction to Building Livable Cities and Communities CM 1.5
Sometimes it's important to get the details right at the project or neighborhood level — at other times, cities and regions need to consider livability on a larger scale. In this session, three presenters will share how visionary thinking at the macro level can lead to transformative development in open space projects.
Moderator: Jeanne Acutanza, Senior Transportation Planner, CH2M Hill, Seattle, Washington
Circe Torruellas, Program Analyst/Transit Planner, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Thomas E. Low, AICP, AIA, CNU-A, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., Charlotte, North Carolina, assisted by Paul Pattison and Luke Olsen, URS, Charolotte, North Carolina
Lisa Y. Gordon, Chief Operating Officer, Atlanta Beltline, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
View Torruellas presentation (26 pages / 1.3mb)
View Gordon presentation (18 pages / 1.0mb)
Impacts of Streetcars on Neighborhoods and Development CM 1.5
Streetcars can activate urban streets and become a neighborhood amenity. As these projects multiply, designers encounter a wide variety of neighborhoods and street types. This session provides suggestions for anticipating community concerns and techniques for developing new systems.
Moderator: David Knowles, Senior Transit Program Manager, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Marti Reinfeld, Senior Policy Analyst for Transit Operations, Progressive Transportation Services Administration, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Patrick Sweeney, AICP, Senior Transit Planner, Portland Office of Transportation, Portland, Oregon
D.J. Baxter, Executive Director, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah
View Reinfeld presentation (24 pages / 2.4mb)
View Sweeney presentation (12 pages / 0.5mb)
View Baxter presentation (54 pages / 4.1mb)
Social Media Tools: Current and Cutting Edge CM 1.5
Videos, tweets, blogs and more! Panelists discuss online tools you can use to promote your cause, whether it's more light rail or bike lanes. Don't be shy — friend us, tweet us, enter the blogosphere! (And there's sure to be some lively, face-to-face discussion, too.)
Moderator: Kathy Albert, Deputy Director, Executive Administration, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
Clarence Eckerson, Director of Video Production, Streetfilms, The Livable Streets Initiative, New York, New York
Julie Gertler, Founder and CEO, Consensus Inc., Los Angeles, California
Jeff Wood, New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, Reconnecting America, Oakland, California
View Eckerson presentation (29 pages / 2.6 mb)
View Wood presentation (20 pages / 1.0mb)
Measuring Success: Promoting Equity with TOD
Mixed-use development, especially around public transportation, is now recognized as a valuable investment. But are we creating an investment or sustainable communities? Is the investment return overriding the need to create diverse communities that are healthy, safe and affordable? How does the development integrate with the surrounding community? Can the new federal Affordability Index provide a means of measuring success? What are the key metrics being employed to guide mixed-use development so that we are creating diverse neighborhoods that will be sustainable over time and preserve affordability for existing communities? Explore the tools being used to measure how our industry is advancing toward diverse, equitable and sustainable urban environments.
Moderator: William M. Velasco, II, Chairman, Board of Directors, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
Lydia Tan, Executive Vice President, Related California, San Francisco, California
Blake Pendergrass, Responsible Development Coordinator, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities, Denver, Colorado
Craig Morrow, Program Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development, State of California, Sacramento, California
View Tan presentation (18 pages / 0.5mb)
View Pendergrass presentation (11 pages / 0.3mb)
View Morrow presentation (23 pages / 0.2mb)
Private Investment in TOD: A Lender's Perspective CM 1.5
TOD is difficult to finance, despite a growing interest from developers and lenders. Funding for public infrastructure is hard to secure, yet it is critical before the private sector will fund vertical development. Lenders are still dubious about mixed land use types providing superior returns to the tried-and-true investments in single land use types. What are the critical ingredients for private investment in TOD? The developer's track record? Their relationship with the lender? Assessment of risk? Return on investment? Hear insights from successful developers who have slogged through the skepticism and delivered what their lenders need and expect.
Moderator: Megan Gibb, AICP, Manager, Transit-Oriented Development, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Frederick S. Harris, Senior Vice President, AvalonBay Communities, Inc, New York, New York
Will Fleissig, President and Chief Executive Officer, TransACT, San Francisco, California
Renata C. Simril, Senior Vice President, Development, Forest City Enterprises, Los Angeles, California
View Harris presentation (14 pages / 0.4mb)
View Fleissig presentation (32 pages / 0.9mb)
View Simril presentation (23 pages / 1.2mb)
Great Places and Great Spaces: Urban Design for Livable Communities CM 1.5
Great places are defined by great spaces. Increasingly, transit communities are rediscovering the economic, social and environmental benefits of good urban design. How does high-quality urban design get integrated into our policies and implementation strategies for future growth? Who benefits from these design considerations? And what makes urban design appealing to the public/private development market? Speakers will present a variety of scales: city-wide design guidelines, transit station areas and key amenities that connect the public to transit and improve the overall quality of their communities.
Moderator: Timothy D. Leavitt, Mayor, City of Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington
William Washburn, AICP, Planner Coordinator, Prince George's County Planning, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Michael Abbate, AICP, Director Urban Design and Planning, City of Gresham, Gresham, Oregon
Emily Hull, Urban Designer, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon
View Washburn presentation (27 pages / 1.3mb)
View Abbate presentation (33 pages / 1.5mb)
View Hull presentation (22 pages / 1.5 mb)
Leading Up: Help Elected and Agency Officials Help Your Project! CM 1.5
What do decision-makers need to know to expedite transit investments without compromising community values? Hear from proven executive leaders who have "been there and done that." In this increasingly complex environment, it's often difficult for elected and agency officials to provide the transit projects and benefits they'd like to see in their communities as quickly as they'd like. This session is designed to help a wide range of Rail~Volutionaries (elected officials, board members, agency leaders and staff, community advocates, consultants) communicate more effectively and receive/provide the right information. From project development to delivering successful outcomes, what to do — and what not to.
Moderator: Stephen Del Giudice, Transit Bureau Chief, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Arlington, Virginia
James A. Aloisi, Jr., Former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, AECOM, Boston, Massachusetts
Michael A. Allegra, General Manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Rex Burkholder, Councilor, District 5, Metro, Portland, Oregon
View Aloisi presentation (17 pages / 0.3mb)
View Allegra presentation (9 pages / 0.8mb)
View Burkholder presentation (10 pages / 1.0mb)
8:30 AM MOBILE WORKSHOP
#15 LAWRENCE HALPRIN'S STAMP ON PORTLAND LIVABILITY
Renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin's designs reinvented American public space, ushering in a new form of urban ecology with modernist fountains, plazas and green spaces. The tour begins in Portland's Auditorium District, where a sequence of four fountains designed by the landscape architect almost 50 years ago weaves through three city blocks. These beloved public spaces began Portland's love affair with outdoor civic space. We will see how later projects, such as Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown, Jamison Square in the Pearl District and Caruthers Park in South Waterfront, all affirm what he started in the 1960s: Nature in public spaces and walkways “nourishes the soul” and defines Portland's character as a green city. This tour will weave through all these areas by foot and via transit.
9:00 AM MOBILE WORKSHOP
#16 EVERYDAY URBANISM A LA CARTE
Portland's newest green experiment couples its burgeoning food culture with cast-off real estate. Portland's food culture is exploding, redefining the next green wave. Food carts, public markets and indigenous micro-businesses are dotting abandoned parking lots and vacant alleys. Community gardens are reclaiming empty public spaces. The tour will showcase how the locavore movement and other micro-activity are advancing new economic models for Portland and making connections between food and neighborhood.
10:00 AM–11:30 AM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Introduction to Design Guidelines for Livable Communities CM 1.5
How are cities and transit agencies creating and promoting good design for walkable neighborhoods? Examine the essential elements of how transit agencies and communities are developing guidelines to maximize livability, transit ridership and economic opportunity, while taking into account our energy and environmental challenges.
Moderator: Steve Dotterrer, Principal Planner, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland, Portland, Oregon
Erin Riddle, LEED AP, Associate/Urban Designer, Crandall Arambula, Portland, Oregon
Lesley Bain, AICP, Principal, Weinstein A|U Architects and Urban Designers, Seattle, Washington
Michael Davis, FAIA, Senior Transportation Planner, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax, Virginia
View Dotterrer presentation (11 pages / 0.5mb)
View Riddle presentation (69 pages / 1.2mb)
View Bain presentation (30 pages / 2.2mb)
View Davis presentation (27 pages / 2.4mb)
Transit and Community Planning: Who Are the Right Voices? CM 1.5
Bringing the right parties to the table is half the battle in the community planning process. How are communities being built around transit and how is transit being introduced to neighborhoods in ways that minimize challenges and maximize benefits for people across income levels? Learn how the federal government (via stimulus funding) and local jurisdictions are promoting community livability and addressing equity issues.
Moderator: Ron Lewis, Deputy Executive Director, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
Laura Barrett, Executive Director, Transportation Equity Network, Chicago, Illinois
Billy Fields, Director, Center for Urban and Public Affairs, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Ann Kerman, Constituent Program Manager, Metro Regional Communications, Los Angeles, California
View Barrett presentation (12 pages / 0.3mb)
View Fields presentation (16 pages / 0.5mb)
View Kerman presentation (23 pages / 1.0mb)
Streetcar Primer: Funding CM 1.5
Federal support for streetcars has never been stronger, but competing for funding and finding a local match is challenging for every community. Using a specific scenario for project development, the speakers will explore different strategies for securing federal support and developing state and local funding resources.
Moderator: David Knowles, Senior Transit Manager, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Jay Kline, AICP, Assistant Vice President, Systems Planning, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
Christopher Zahas, AICP, Managing Principal, Leland Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon
Jeffrey Boothe, Partner/Chair, Holland & Knight/New Starts Working Group, Washington, DC
View Kline presentation (15 pages / 0.5mb)
View Zahas presentation (17 pages / 0.7mb)
View Boothe presentation (11 pages / 0.2mb)
Financing the Public Realm CM 1.5
As long as there is a return on their investment, the private sector will underwrite transit-oriented development. But first we need public actions: assembling land, building infrastructure (roads and utilities), creating placemaking elements (public gathering places), providing access (for all modes), and in some cases, replacing surface commuter parking with garages. How is the public sector using fund sources to set the stage for sustainable mixed-use development? This session will provide insight from the public sector: examining what fund sources exist, how they've been able to secure these funds, and what hurdles have been overcome.
Moderator: Scott Kubly, Associate Director of Progressive Transportation Services Administration, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
James Kennedy, Redevelopment Director, Contra Costa Redevelopment Agency, Martinez, California
Nancy Whelan, Principal, Nancy Wheland Consulting, San Francisco, California
Lisa Abuaf, City Manager, Urban Development Department, Portland Development Commission, Portland, Oregon
View Kennedy presentation (43 pages / 3.9mb)
View Whelan presentation (25 pages / 2.0mb)
View Abuaf presentation (10 pages / 1.3mb)
Not for the Faint of Heart: Affordable Housing TOD Property Acquisition Funds CM 1.5
Affordable housing TOD property acquisition funds can be a useful financing tool, but sometimes they can be a bit more challenging than other sources. This session will focus on acquisition funds as they gain traction across the country. Learn from those breaking new ground by developing TOD property acquisition funds that are focused on ensuring affordable housing is mixed into TOD neighborhoods.
Moderator: Allison Brooks, Managing Director, Reconnecting America, Oakland, California
Kate Allen, Housing Policy Manager, Portland Bureau of Housing, Portland, Oregon
Brian Prater, Director of California Lending and Strategic Opportunities, Low Income Investment Fund, San Francisco, California
Doug Johnson, Senior Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, California
View Allen presentation (14 pages / 0.2mb)
View Prater presentation (25 pages / 0.3mb)
View Johnson presentation (15 pages / 0.5mb)
Biketopia: Is BOD the New TOD? CM 1.5
What role does bicycle-oriented development (BOD) play in TOD? With increasing investment in bike boulevards, cycle tracks and urban trails and paths, there is growing interest in orienting development near fixed bikeway corridors. This workshop takes a look at the surprising benefits of bicycle infrastructure in terms of neighborhood revitalization, urban form and the public realm. With bike culture comes innovation and experimentation: mandatory off-street bicycle storage within new developments, on-street parking spaces replaced by bike corrals, bike-and-ride amenities at transit stations, support for diverse small businesses, unique fashions and creative social events such as Sunday Parkways. Should the definition of TOD be broadened to include bikes? How do the bicycle lessons-learned apply to transit and station area planning?
Moderator: Mia Birk, Principal and CEO, Alta Planning + Design, Portland, Oregon
Andrea White-Kjoss, President and CEO, Bikestation, Long Beach, California
Jon Kellogg, Commercial Realty Advisors NW/Adaptive Development Company, Portland, Oregon
Jonathan Maus, Editor-In-Chief, BikePortland.org, Portland, Oregon
View White-Kjoss presentation (12 pages / 0.4mb)
View Kellogg presentation (24 pages / 1.3mb)
View Maus presentation (7 pages / 0.5mb)
Freeways to Boulevards CM 1.5
Last century's elevated freeways cut huge swaths across our cities, decimating neighborhoods and reducing residents' quality of life. They blighted adjacent property and pushed access to basic amenities further out. With shrinking federal and state transportation budgets and cities looking for ways to increase their revenues, it is an ideal time to offer less expensive, urban alternatives to the reconstruction of urban expressways. New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Seoul, South Korea have replaced elevated highways with boulevards, saving billions of dollars and increasing real estate values on adjacent land. Are teardowns the right option for other cities?
Moderator: Michael Dieden, President, Creative Housing Associates, Los Angeles, California
Boris Dramov, AICP, Principal, Roma Design Group, San Francisco, California
John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism, Chicago, Illinois
Cary Moon, Landscape and Urban Designer, The People’s Waterfront Coalition, Seattle, Washington
Francie Stefan, AICP, Community and Strategic Planning Manager, City of Santa Monica, California
Perspectives on Partnership from the Field
The federal Sustainable Communities Partnership is an unprecedented agreement between three government agencies — The US Department of Transportation, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Environmental Protection Agency — to coordinate investments in communities across America. But what happens outside the Beltway, where the policies are actually implemented? Panelists will share their perspectives on how the federal partnership is working in the regions, share lessons learned on integrating programs and funding across agencies, and discuss policy changes fostering livable/sustainable communities.
Moderator: Richard F. Krochalis, Regional Administrator, Region 10, Federal Transit Administration, Seattle, Washington
Jack Peters, CPD Regional Office Director, Region 10, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Seattle, Washington
Leslie T. Rogers, Regional Administrator, Region 9, Federal Transit Administration, San Francisco, California
Jennifer Blonn, Lead, High Speed Rail, NEPA and Smart Growth, Environmental Review Office, Region 9, US Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, California
View Krochalis presentation (21 pages / 1.8mb)
View Peters presentation (5 pages / 0.4mb)
View Rogers presentation (23 pages / 1.5mb)
View Blonn presentation (10 pages / 1.0mb)
Key Trends in Ballot Initiatives CM 1.5
Ballot initiatives play a key role in cementing future investments in transit and in helping build consensus in communities. Explore the latest trends in make-or-break initiatives. What can you learn from the outcomes of the next round of ballot initiatives? What does it take to make a referendum successful? And how do you recover from disappointing results?
Moderator: Art Guzzetti, Vice President, Policy, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Jason Jordan, Executive Director, Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
Thomas R. Shrout, Jr., Partner, Avvantt Partners LLC, Former Executive Director, Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis, Missouri
Brian Rasmussen, Director of Business Development, R & R Partners, Salt Lake City, Utah
View Jordan presentation (17 pages / 1.3mb)
View Shrout presentation (33 pages /1.0 mb)
View Rasmussen presentation (36 pages / 1.4mb)
12:00 PM–1:30 PM PLENARY SESSION
2:00 PM–3:30 PM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Weaving Transit into Existing Communities CM 1.5
Existing communities present special challenges for transit projects, including community input, dense development near stations, impact mitigation, environmental enhancement and traffic management. Panelists at this session will present strategies for addressing these challenges while building public support for transit investments.
Moderator: Theresa Carr, AICP, Project Manager, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Laura Cornejo, Transportation Planning Manager, Metro, Los Angeles, California
Daniel Meyers, Vice President, Planning Manager, URS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wm. Raymond Manning, AIA, President and CEO, Manning Architects, New Orleans, Louisiana
View Cornejo presentation (16 pages / 0.5mb)
View Meyers presentation (41 pages / 2.0mb)
View Manning presentation (12 pages / 2.7mb)
Bikes and Rail: Sharing the Same Street CM 1.5
Increasing mode choices often means changes in the configuration of existing streets. It also means changes in how everyone uses the street. What happens when bikes, streetcars, buses and pedestrian facilities are added to an existing right-of-way? Using existing projects, the speakers will suggest designs, policies and communication techniques for helping accommodate all the activities that create a complete street.
Moderator: David Knowles, Senior Transit Program Manager, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Steve Durrant, ASLA, AICP, Principal, Alta Planning + Design, Portland, Oregon
Keith Liden, AICP, Lead Planner, PB's Placemaking Group, Portland, Oregon
View Durrant presentation (27 pages / 1.3mb)
View Liden presentation (33 pages / 1.4mb)
Blogging the Rail~Volution: New Voices Make Big Changes CM 1.5
No PowerPoint in this session! This interactive live internet session will hit on the nitty gritty details of using blogs and your personality for local activism. You and the panelists will discuss wins and losses, as well as how and why our voices are taken seriously by local politics.
Moderator: Jeff Wood, New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, Reconnecting America, Oakland, California
Chris Smith, Founder, Portland Transport, Portland, Oregon
Dan Bertolet, Urban Designer, GGLO, Seattle, Washington
TOD at the Corridor Level: The HUD Sustainable Community Program Initiative CM 1.5
TOD at the corridor level involves comprehensive land use, transportation plans and policies designed to support and stimulate corridor development. With new HUD initiatives to plan these corridors, what tools are available to integrate corridor and station area planning, accessibility and housing into a comprehensive corridor plan that will bear TOD fruit? How do transit providers with no control over land use regulations and zoning work with the municipalities that have these powers to create smart-growth transit corridors that host TOD?
Moderator: James F. Durrett, III, Executive Director, The Buckhead Community Improvement District, Atlanta, Georgia
Erin Christensen, AIA, LEED AP, Associate, Mithun, Seattle, Washington
Ismael Guerrero, Executive Director, Denver Housing Authority, Denver, Colorado
John W. Cheek, AIA, AICP, Director of Community Design, CNNA Architects & Planners, Atlanta, Georgia
View Durrett presentation (16 pages / 0.7mb)
View Christensen presentation (19 pages / 1.0mb)
View Guerrero presentation (18 pages / 1.2mb)
View Cheek presentation (21 pages / 1.3mb)
New Partners for New Money CM 1.5
Incessant traffic congestion, rising gasoline prices and changing demographics are increasing demand for transit and transit-oriented development across the country. But shrinking budgets constrain investments in new capital projects to keep up with growing demand. Find out how new and old players in the transit and development arenas are reaching out to each other to make their dollars go farther.
Moderator: Matthew Cohen, Board Member, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
Peter McLaughlin, Commissioner, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota
George Pernsteiner, Chancellor, Oregon University System, Portland, Oregon
Tamir Novotny, Program Associate, Living Cities, New York, New York
View McLaughlin presentation (29 pages / 0.8mb)
View Pernsteiner presentation (12 pages / 1.3mb)
View Novotny presentation (10 pages / 0.1mb)
Talking About Climate: The Future of Federal Climate Change Legislation CM 1.5
With efforts to pass a climate bill stalled in the US Congress, many wonder where we go from here. Three experts from inside the Beltway will share their thoughts on what the future holds in terms of transportation and livability proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Listen to distinct perspectives on where we need to go and how to get there in terms of legislating climate solutions for our future.
Moderator: Susan Anderson, Director, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Portland, Oregon
Janine Benner, Legislative Director, US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Washington, DC
Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC
Beth Osborne, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
2:00 PM-5:00 PM TOD MARKETPLACE
TOD MARKETPLACE CM 3
Here's your chance to talk with dealmakers in this popular, fast-paced forum for developers, investors, transit agencies, cities and property owners. Learn why your plans can (or cannot) make it. A panel of national and local developers and investors will critique plans for three real-world projects. Later, you can meet with those panelists in small breakout sessions to get input on your own project. Get information on pre-development funding challenges, equity financing sources, how to make your property offering more attractive, public financing and even strategies for preserving affordability. If you're a property owner representing a transit agency, city, hospital, school district or university — or an investor or local or national developer — don't miss this chance to do much more than talk about the Art of the Deal.
Moderator: Jeff Ordway, Department Manager, Property Development, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Lydia Tan, Executive Vice President, Related California, San Francisco, California
Frederick S. Harris, Senior Vice President, AvalonBay Communities, Inc, New York, New York
Will Fleissig, President and Chief Executive Officer, TransACT, San Francisco, California
Katherine Aguilar Perez, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Los Angeles, California
Bailey Pope, Vice President of Design and Construction, The Dawson Company, Atlanta, Georgia
Elizabeth Mros–O’Hara, Multimodal PlanningLead, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard, San Francisco, California
View Mros–O’Hara presentation (24 pages / 2.6mb)
View Tumlin presentation (11 pages / 0.8mb)
2:00 PM MOBILE WORKSHOPS
#17 SMALL FOOTPRINT BY DESIGN
Green buildings, green streets and green urban spaces define the city's fabric and also address climate change goals. Portland and its metropolitan region have been at the forefront of creating policies and programs that have promoted cleaner, healthier and safer environments for decades. This history has encouraged green innovation in the private sector, spawned local university research and resulted in a new and vibrant green economy. A test garden for the green building industry, Portland's buildings, streets, parks and infrastructure exhibit new eco-friendly building materials, systems and techniques that provide model green solutions for much of the world. The tour will provide an insider's glimpse at many of the places that help make Portland green.
#18 PORTLAND 'GO BY BIKE'
Experience the true essence of Portland in its exceptional role as America's first major Platinum-designated bike-friendly city. See, hear and feel the spirit of a genuine urban biking community. On this special tour, you will enjoy Portland's bicycle-friendly streets and buffered bicycle lanes, green streets and trails. Learn about agency efforts and creative collaborations between public and private entities to encourage bicycling. Explore the techniques and challenges to better integrate bicycling with on-street rail lines. This tour provides an enriching opportunity to network with other “bicyclistas” while also exploring the unique bike culture that contributes to Portland's vibrant, local economy. Approximate Distance: 10 easy miles. (Also offered on October 21 as #21)
4:00 PM–5:30 PM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Analytical Tools to Support Successful TOD Planning and Implementation CM 1.5
What are the newest strategies, analytical tools and approaches being used across the country to help ensure comprehensive TOD planning? How do you successfully implement TOD throughout a diverse range of locations, market conditions, land use patterns and transit networks? What is the latest thinking in TOD typologies? Answers. Ideas. Tricks of the trade.
Moderator: Christopher Yake, Senior TOD Planner, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Linda Young, Research Director, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Sam Zimbabwe, Technical Assistance Program Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
Frederick Schwartz, PE, AICP, Senior Vice President, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Chicago, Illinois
View Yake presentation (40 pages / 2.1mb)
View Young presentation (75 pages / 4.5mb)
View Zimbabwe presentation (20 pages / 2.5mb)
View Schwartz presentation (52 pages / 2.3mb)
Livable Communities, Housing and Health Toolbox CM 1.5
High-quality public transit may be among the most cost-effective ways to achieve public health and equity objectives. Recent research indicates that residents of transit-oriented communities have a lower per capita traffic fatality rate, lower rates of obesity and hypertension and increased community cohesion (providing mental health benefits). They can also have increased household affordability and fewer automobiles than more sprawled, automobile-dependent communities. These impacts are significant in magnitude compared with other planning objectives, but are often overlooked or undervalued in conventional transport planning. How do we quantify and monetize these benefits? How do they affect policy and planning reforms? Hear how these win-win strategies can help achieve a variety of economic, social and environmental objectives.
Todd Litman, Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, British Columbia
View Litman presentation (67 pages / 3.7mb)
Sustainable Facilities Design CM 1.5
From New York City to Seattle, in response to national policy agendas and local advocacy, transit agencies are adopting new standards for green design and building new facilities that put the standards into practice. The results? Reduced energy consumption, operating efficiencies and a better environment for riders and employees. Learn about this emerging trend with this introduction to sustainable transit facility design using several recent projects as examples.
Moderator: Petra Mollet, Vice President — Strategy, APTA, Washington, DC
Klaus Philipsen, AIA, Principal, ArchPlan Inc, Philipsen Architects, Baltimore, Maryland
Tian Feng, FAIA, FCSI, AICP, District Architect, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Gary Hartnett, AIA, Senior Professional Architect Urban Designer, IBI Group, Portland, Oregon
Transportation and Land Use in the 21st Century and Beyond CM 1.5
What will our cities and regions look like 20 years from now? Fifty years from now? The decisions we make today about shaping our communities toward more walkable, sustainable, economically viable design will be important in the future. This overview session focuses on new projects, modes and ways of thinking for dealing with urban realities and challenges around the world. Take a close look at the innovative planning efforts being undertaken in three progressive areas and see how those efforts can be translated to your region.
Moderator: David Dixon, FAIA, AICP, Principal-in-Charge of Planning and Urban Design, Goody, Clancy and Associates, Boston, Massachusetts
Eric Nelson, AICP, Senior Transit Planner, HDR Engineering Inc., Norfolk, Virginia
Alan Jones, Director, Steer Davies Gleave, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mandi Roberts, AICP, Principal, OTAK, Kirkland, Washington
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard, San Francisco, California
View Nelson presentation (30 pages / 4.6mb)
View Tumlin presentation (50 pages / 2.8mb)
Partnerships are Hard Work (But Worth It) CM 1.5
Collaboration often trumps competition when it comes to successfully implementing transit projects. Multi-jurisdictional, -agency and -modal projects are much more common as we all do more with less. Public-private partnerships are all the rage. The HUD-DOT-EPA partnership means more opportunities at the federal, state, regional and local level. So, other than hard work, what does it take to create and sustain these partnerships? Panelists will share a wide range of lessons from an even wider range of projects.
Moderator: Dennis Leach, AICP, Director, Division of Transportation, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Arlington, Virginia
David Knowles, Senior Transit Program Manager, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Julie Walker, Senior Planner, UrbanTrans, Seattle, Washington
Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Director of Planning and Program Development, The Rapid, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Richard Brandman, Columbia River Crossing Project Director, Oregon Department of Transportation, Vancouver, Washington
View Knowles presentation (10 pages / 3.6mb)
View Walker presentation (20 pages / 0.3mb)
View Jaiyeoba presentation (10 pages / 1.0mb)
View Brandman presentation (22 pages / 0.7mb)
Successful and Innovative Partnerships for Streetcars CM 1.5
Streetcars are becoming the partnership poster children for livable and sustainable communities. Innovative coalitions of diverse community stakeholders have come together to help expedite the delivery of modern streetcar projects and the economic and environmental benefits they bring to diverse communities. What steps were needed to develop these partnerships and funding programs for streetcar projects in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City?
Moderator: David C. Dickey, Jr., AICP, Vice President and National Director, Transit and Railroads, URS, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dennis Allen, Executive Director, Los Angeles Streetcar Inc., Los Angeles, California
Winsome Bowen, AICP, Senior Transit Planner, HDR Engineering Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina
Robin Hutcheson, Associate, Fehr & Peers, Salt Lake City, Utah
View Allen presentation (20 pages / 1.3mb)
View Bowen presentation (12 pages / 1.9mb)
View Hutcheson presentation (28 pages / 1.9mb)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM NETWORKING EVENT
Trade Show Reception
Meet the firms who are making a difference in the livability and sustainability movement. Companies will display information throughout the conference. Meet representatives from those firms at their booths and exhibits during this reception.