TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
7:00 AM-8:00 AM NETWORKING
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 F. Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight; Chair, New Starts Working Group, Washington, DC
8:00 AM-9:30 am PLENARY
10:00 AM-11:30 AM WORKSHOPS
Other Voices at the Table CM 1.5
In today's world, traditional methods of public comment and outreach are not enough. From long-range planning to transit-oriented development projects to construction impacts — stakeholder groups are increasingly broad and diverse. It's much harder to bring all the voices to the table. Hear from advocacy groups, business owners and local government leaders about creative techniques and tools to foster more dynamic community engagement with increasingly large, diverse and complex populations.
Moderator: Jan Wells, PhD, AICP, Associate Director, Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, New York, New York
Jennifer Ball, Vice President, Planning, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Soren Simonsen, AIA, AICP, City Council Member, Salt Lake City, Utah
Wendy Landman, Executive Director, WalkBoston, Boston, Massachusetts
Christopher Ferguson, President and CEO, Bywater Business Solutions; Chair, Business Resource Collaborative; Minneapolis, Minnesota
View Wells presentation
View Ball presentation
View Simonsen presentation
View Landman presentation
View Ferguson presentation
ETOD: Focusing Employment Near Transit CM 1.5
Traditionally, when most people think of TOD, they envision higher-density apartments and condos with ground-floor neighborhood retail and services. Given the state of the economy and the drive for job creation, creating employment opportunities near transit has taken on new significance. Recent research has also suggested that employment clustered near transit has a greater impact on ridership than residential density. Reflecting these realities, ETOD, or employment-focused TOD, is gaining prominence by attracting, retaining or expanding employment opportunities near transit. Hear how other regions are targeting economic growth and better optimizing their systems by creating more transit destinations and bi-directional trips.
Moderator: Doug Johnson, Senior Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, California
Bert Gregory, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mithun Inc., Seattle, Washington
Michael Stevens, Executive Director, Capital Riverfront Business Improvement District, Washington, DC
Dena Belzer, AICP, President, Strategic Economics, Berkeley, California
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View Gregory presentation
View Stevens presentation
View Belzer presentation
Aligning Transportation, Land Use and Housing Planning CM 1.5
What happens when agencies align their visions and embrace an integrated approach to land use, transportation and housing? Neighborhoods emerge that are not only transit-oriented, but affordable and diverse. Learn how transit, economic development, planning and housing agencies — often under different jurisdictions — have broken down silos and adopted innovative approaches to visioning, policy, planning and design, and funding and implementation.
Moderator: Sarah Kline, Policy Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
Rebecca Cohen, Senior Research Associate, Center for Housing Policy, Washington, DC
Jane Lim-Yap, Senior Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc, Orlando, Florida
Kathy Olson, Transit Oriented Developer, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Station Area Planning to Accommodate Different Rail Characteristics CM 1.5
Station area planning plays an important role in creating a development framework for the future. Today, more than ever, multiple rail modes are being looked at to capture the energy related to a new station but each has its own operating parameters, how can each be successfully planned as a catalyst for the development of livable communities? Our panelists each have a story to tell on how they are planning around these various modes.
Moderator: Rick Leisner, AICP, RLA, Planning Director, Jacobs, Dallas, Texas
Susan Herre, AIA, Architect, Urban Planner, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
James Hencke, ASLA, LEED AP, Supervising Urban Designer, PB's Placemaking Group, Portland, Oregon
Martin Nielsen, MAIBC, LEED AP, Principal, Perkins + Will, Vancouver, British Columbia
View Leisner/Herre/Nielsen presentation
View Hencke presentation
The Fundamentals of Greatness: TOD + Transit CM 1.5
What does it take to link development and transit to create a great place and great transit? Can you do both? Sometimes it seems farfetched based on what is typically built. TODs need to balance market reality and TOD principles — such as density, a mix of uses, and a pedestrian-friendly design for the entire walkable district surrounding the station — to complement transit and create places of lasting value. Traditional transit design is about efficiency not great places. Raising the bar to great transit means making the transit work and paying lots of attention to how it fits into and complements the community. In nearly every instance, the earliest decisions about the shape and design of transit systems are among the most important. Attend this toolbox session and learn the secrets to creating viable, effective design for your great place.
GB Arrington, Vice President, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon
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Finance: Practical Applications CM 1.5
Financing mixed-use development has always been a challenge. Practical applications can be extremely informative as we try to finance and build mixed use development focused on public transit investments. What are some of the successful examples, what tools work and which ones don't? This session will look at successful examples of how mixed-use development can be realized with an emphasis on the inclusion of affordable housing and overall equity in the built environment.
Moderator: Victor L. Hoskins, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, The District of Columbia
Brian Prater, Managing Director, Low Income Investment Fund, San Francisco, California
Gerry Widdicombe, Director of Economic Development, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Washington, DC
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View Prater presentation
View Widdicombe presentation
The Shifting Paradigm of the City CM 1.5
The costs of driving are skyrocketing. The costs of purchasing, maintaining and fueling a vehicle are all increasing. Transportation affordability is a key concern for individuals and a key factor in planning initiatives. Research on the relationships between the cost of housing and transportation and community factors such as income, number of household commuters, residential density, access to jobs, transit connectivity and pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods is being used to inform neighborhood plans and long-range regional transportation and land use plans. Hear the latest research on housing and transportation costs and how it is being used by the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in local and regional planning. Find out how the cost of transportation and housing affects older adults: Hear the latest policy recommendations that support aging in place in livable and sustainable communities.
Moderator: Anita Hairston, Senior Associate for Transportation Policy, PolicyLink, Washington, DC
John W. Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc.; Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Boomer Project, Richmond, Virginia
Art Rodgers, Senior Housing Planner, DC Office of Planning, Washington, DC
Pam O'Connor, President, Southern California Association of Governments; Councilmember, Santa Monica City Council; Los Angeles, California
Peter M. Haas, Chief Research Scientist, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, Illinois
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View O'Connor presentation
View Haas presentation
Parking Innovations for Thriving Communities CM 1.5
What innovations are emerging in parking management and livability? Hear different perspectives from across the country: dynamic pricing in SFpark from San Francisco; progressive parking from suburban Virginia: and performance-based parking in the nation's capital. Experts from around the country share their lessons learned.
Moderator: Jeff A. Price, Community Planner, Office of Systems Planning, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard, San Francisco, California
Damon Harvey, Research and Technical Development Program Manager, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Sandra Marks, AICP, Division Chief, Transportation Planning, City of Alexandria, Virginia
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View Harvey presentation
The Department of Transportation has provided $408 million to ten streetcar projects through Urban Circulator and Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) programs. Get a snapshot of implementation issues; hear how project sponsors and transit agencies are forging new partnerships; and learn how the proposed streetcars are being integrated with other development opportunities. This timely session occurs only a few weeks before the TIGER III grant applications are due (October 31). Put the lessons from previous project sponsors to work as you seek funding for your own projects.
Moderator: Jeffrey F. Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight; Chair, New Starts Working Group; Washington, DC
Kerry Doane, Strategic Planner, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Roxanne Qualls, Vice Mayor, City of Cincinnati, Ohio
David C. Dickey, Jr., AICP, Vice President and National Director, Transit & Railroads, URS, Charlotte, North Carolina
James Glock, Director, Department of Transportation, City of Tucson, Arizona
View Doane presentation
View Qualls presentation
View Dickey presentation
View Glock presentation
Visual Tools Show Livability CM 1.5
Visual tools bring projects to life by using two- and three-dimensional graphics. These graphic depictions help convey complex transportation challenges. They also help build support for tough decisions by communicating plans more effectively. See where these visual tools come into your goal of creating livable communities.
Moderator: Grace Crunican, General Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Marjorie Alexander, Principal, Two Hundred, Denver, Colorado
Luis F. Borrero, Principal, i-Sustain, Seattle, Washington
Christopher Yake, Senior TOD Planner, Metro, Portland, Oregon
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View Borrero presentation
View Yake presentation
10:00 AM-5:00 PM MOBILE WORKSHOPS
#14 TRANSFORMING TYSONS CM 4.5
Time magazine called it "a (radical) way to fix suburban sprawl." Construction is underway to add four new Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner, extending the heavy rail system to Dulles Airport. Learn about the transit-oriented plan as you tour proposed redevelopment sites and discuss the opportunities and challenges of transforming a suburban edge city into a series of walkable urban neighborhoods centered on transit.
#15 DC BY BIKE CM 4.5
Encore mobile workshop. Washington has the highest share of bicycle commuters of any major city on the East Coast, recently earning Bicycle Friendly Community Silver Status by the League of American Bicyclists. Pedal your way through several new bicycle facilities, including: Union Station Bicycle Station; Capital Bikeshare (CaBi); Metropolitan branch trail; R Street bike lane; 15th Street cycle track; and the Pennsylvania cycle track. Approximate distance: 6 easy miles.
#16 ARLINGTON BY BIKE CM 4.5
Encore mobile workshop. Arlington County is not just a TOD star, but also a leader in bicycle transport. Pedal around Arlington, along dedicated bike lanes and trails. You'll see transit-oriented development near several of Arlington's rail and bus transit stations. The route will include two Metrorail corridors; Shirlington, an urban village built on bus transit with a new bus station; and some of Arlington's more innovative bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including its bikeshare program. Approximate distance: 15 easy miles.
#17 BALTIMORE: COMMUTER RAIL AND THE CREATIVE CLASS CM 6.5
Baltimore's TOD story is a truly urban tale of successes, challenges, politics, creativity and opportunism. Ride the MARC Penn Line commuter rail which carries approximately 21,000 passengers per day to and from Baltimore. Arrive in Baltimore and explore the Station North Arts and Entertainment District including tours of adaptive re-use projects and mixed-use TOD around the transit station. Experience the area's history at the extensive Baltimore Streetcar Museum, which includes examples of almost every major type of streetcar that ran in Baltimore until the 1960's, and hear from neighborhood groups and developers about recent efforts to stabilize the neighborhood and reclaim status as the cultural hear of the City through community festivals, artists housing, historic re-use and rehab, mixed-use TOD, new development, and targeted public investment.
12:00 PM-1:30 PM LUNCHTIME OPPORTUNITIES
New Starts Working Group
The New Starts Working Group, a coalition of 60+ transit authorities, local government entities, architectural and engineering firms and railcar manufacturers, invites you to learn more about its work on issues that are shaping federal policy. The group currently is engaging Congress on climate change legislation in a number of areas: policies that link land use and transit, funds for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, authorization of the federal surface transportation bill and policy development and guidance for the New Starts program.
Jeffrey F. Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight; Chair, New Starts Working Group, Washington, DC
Action! Making Your Own Street Films
Learn how to create innovative transportation shorts, just like they do at Streetfilms. Get advice on how to make watchable films and capture the essence of your message in inexpensive, effective ways. Hear behind-the-scenes stories where spontaneity saved the day on assignment. See how humor, animation and man-on-the-street interviews can be used to tell your story.
Moderator: Kathy Albert, Executive Programs Advisor, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
Clarence Eckerson, Jr., Director of Video Production, Streetfilms, New York, New York
Elizabeth Press, Multimedia Producer, Streetfilms, New York, New York
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GreenTRIP: Reducing Driving and Vehicle Ownership in New Developments CM 1.5
GreenTRIP is a pilot project to work with developers, city governments and transportation demand management (TDM) providers to reduce driving and vehicle ownership in new developments. Strategies include lowered parking maximums and incentives to use transit. Hear the highlights and lessons learned from the first five projects in the Bay Area.
Ann Cheng, Director, TransForm, Oakland, California
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Advancing Equitable TOD in Your Region
Working on issues of equitable TOD in your region or community? This lunch session is intended for those working at a range of scales, from HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grantees to neighborhood groups working to advocate for equitable development at the local level. Share challenges and successes with your peers and experts from around the country, and exchange ideas on strategies ranging from "making the case" to leveraging public and private capital for equitable development funds.
Sam Zimbabwe, Technical Assistance Program Director, Washington, DC
Design — A Matter of Perspective: AIA, ASLA, APA CM 1.5
Realizing good design demands vision, political will and public outreach. Collaboration is key to good design, but is filtered through the perspective of the design discipline. Visionary design concepts are the core of creating livable cities. They derive from the perspective of their originators' professions. Leaders from the three major professional organizations — American Institute of Architects, American Society of Landscape Architects and American Planning Association — will build on the discussions started last year as they discuss community building and define, debate and provide examples of design philosophies of their respective constituencies.
Moderator: Therese W. McMillan, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Clark Manus, FAIA, President, American Institute of Architects, Heller Manus Architects, San Francisco, California
Mitchell J. Silver, AICP, PP, President, American Planning Association, City of Raleigh, Department of Planning, Raleigh, North Carolina
Susan M. Hatchell, FASLA, President Elect, American Society of Landscape Architects, Susan Hatchell, Landscape Architecture, PLLC, Raleigh, North Carolina
View Manus presentation
New Rail~Volutionaries: Advancing the Movement — Together
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley will give the keynote speech: Too often advocates of rail, pedestrians, cycling and mass transit operate in so-called competing silos. How can the next generation, the New Rail~Volutionaries, adjust that mindset and promote livable communities — together? It's your call to action. Meet, listen, discuss and move forward. A lot has happened since the New Rail~Volutionaries group was founded last year. Participants have begun forming New Rail~Volutionaries chapters across North America and have worked hard to make Rail~Volution a conference and movement that better fits new and emerging professionals. Meet fellow New Rail~Volutionaries, discuss progress and plans, and learn how you can create your own chapter in your home city.
Moderator: Nolan Lienhart, Urban Designer, ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, Oregon
Moderator: Eric Hesse, America Public Transportation Association, Climate Change Working Group Chair, TriMet, Portland, Oregon
Senator Jeff Merkley, Oregon
Repairing Sprawl, Greening Infrastructure and Civilizing Transit CM 1.5
Addressing our struggling and failing suburbs is one of the most important challenges of the century. The economy requires new common sense tools and approaches to building buildings, handling water and constructing integrated transportation infrastructure. Participate in this lively, interactive session that will present design initiatives and tools for transforming suburban sprawl into civilized, attractive, pedestrian-friendly places.
Moderator: Judy Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission, Sacramento, California
Thomas E. Low, AICP, AIA, CNU-A, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., Charlotte, North Carolina
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1:00-5:00 PM MOBILE WORKSHOPS
#21 DISCOVER THE ROSSLYN-BALLSTON CORRIDOR CM 4
Note: This is an encore workshop for Workshop #1, to be held Sunday, October 16, 8:30 am–12:30 pm.
How did decisions made a generation ago reshape the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor in Arlington County? Instead of developing the Metrorail Orange Line in the middle of an interstate, the county pushed to locate it along a main commercial corridor. Today it's one of the most successful transit-oriented communities in the country. Visit this suburban corridor and see for yourself how it transformed into a series of mixed-use, multimodal, transit-oriented urban villages.
2:00 PM-3:30 PM WORKSHOPS
The Power of Partnerships: Leveraging Local Collaboration to Win Partnership for Sustainable Communities Grants CM 1.5
Hear from the organizations that have won Partnership for Sustainable Communities grants. Discuss the challenging and lengthy process of developing diverse collaborative partnerships. Review how those partnerships were rallied to new levels to pursue and successfully obtain these competitive federal discretionary grants. Discuss ways the grant pursuit process and successful award has spurred further collaboration on additional initiatives. Plenty of lessons and tips for other cities preparing for future grant rounds.
Moderator: Art Pearce, Project Manager, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
Mariia Zimmerman, AICP, Deputy Director for Sustainable Housing and Communities, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
Adelee Le Grand, Planning Leader South Region, AECOM, Atlanta, Georgia
Peter McLaughlin, County Commissioner, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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View Le Grand presentation
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Changing the Conversation: Using Blogs to Influence Policy and Start Urbanist and Transit Movements CM 1.5
Bloggers are changing the conversation on livability and transportation issues — and some cities will never be the same! Hear from the people who started the discussions in their communities. What does it take to instigate change? How it can work in your community?
Moderator: Jeffrey Wood, New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, Reconnecting America, Oakland, California
Randy A. Simes, Founder and Owner, UrbanCincy, Cincinnati, Ohio
Matthew Johnson, Assistant Editor, Greater Greater Washington, Greenbelt, Maryland
David Alpert, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Greater Greater Washington, Washington, DC
Curtis Ailes, Transit Researcher, Urban Indy, Indianapolis, Indiana
New Markets and Demographics CM 1.5
Demographic changes in American cities present new challenges in deploying transit services. Technology and society allow 24/7 lifestyles. Transit providers must meet the demands of new transit users with different needs: senior citizens pursuing cultural and other activities, around the clock, convenient to their downsized urban households; millennials continuously moving between homes, jobs, and social and recreational activities without block schedules. Still, providers must meet the needs of traditional commuters and students. Hear how these demographic and cultural trends are reshaping America's transit systems, and what actions are facilitating those changes.
Moderator: Councilmember Tommy Wells, DC City Council, Washington, DC
Jana Lynott, AICP, Strategic Policy Advisor- Transportation/Livable Communities, AARP Public Policy Institute, Independent Living/Long-Term Care, Washington, DC
John W. Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc.; Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Boomer Project, Richmond, Virginia
Jeffrey Levine, AIA, Principal, Levine Design Studio, Washington, DC
California High-Speed: Next Steps CM 1.5
High-speed rail (HSR) brings new issues to the table in regard to scale, station development and integration into existing communities. In November 2008, California passed Proposition 1A ($9.95 billion general obligation bonds) creating the foundation for HSR planning in the state. Find out how your community can benefit from California's experience. See how the state is progressing towards the next step: Make the entire state accessible by HSR with travel to any region within a few hours.
Moderator: Darnell C. Grisby, MPP, Deputy Policy Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
Robin Blair, Director of Planning, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, California
Richard S. Coffin, PE, Associate Principal, ARUP, San Francisco, California
Frank Fuller, FAIA, AICP, Principal, Field Paoli Architects, San Francisco, California
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Partnerships: Working Together for TOD Success CM 1.5
Transit agencies, cities, the development community and non-profits often have competing goals when it comes to TOD. Learn the importance of forging successful partnerships and overcoming the challenges of possible conflicts, in order to successfully develop sustainable transit-oriented communities.
Moderator: Kathleen L. Penney, PE, Northeast Geography Manager, CH2M Hill, Washington, DC
Peter Albert, Manager, Urban Planning Initiatives, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, California
Teresa Brice, Executive Director, Local Initiative Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Peer Chacko, Assistant Director, Long Range and Transportation Planning, City of Dallas, Texas
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View Brice presentation
View Chacko presentation
Bikesharing: Shifting into High Gear CM 1.5
From Denver to DC, Boston to Minneapolis, US cities are making the move to ever more sophisticated bikesharing systems. What does it take to launch these systems and make them profitable? Financing, marketing, and getting new systems on the road — hear the latest from bikesharing experts who are making it work across the country.
Moderator: James R. Sebastian, AICP, Supervisory Transportation Planner, Active Transportation Program, Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Alison Cohen, President, Alta Bicycle Share, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colby Reese, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, DECOBIKE, LLC, Miami Beach, Florida
Josh Moskowitz, Transportation Management Specialist, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
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Multimodal Hubs: Realizing Placemaking Potential to Entice Economic Development CM 1.5
Transit hubs around the country are being reinvigorated as drivers for economic development. Hear about varied examples from Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Los Angeles. How do these cities link placemaking opportunities with transit investment? How did they attract private sector investment in difficult times?
Moderator: Cynthia Fondriest, President and Founder, Strategic Transportation Initiatives, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia
Ben Carlson, Associate, Goody, Clancy and Associates, Boston, Massachusetts
Calvin E. Hollis, Executive Officer, Office of Countywide Planning and Development, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, California
Jim McDonough, County Commissioner, Chair of Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minnesota
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View Hollis presentation
View McDonough presentation
Reauthorization for the Future: SAFETEA-LU and the Gasoline Tax CM 1.5
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) expired on September 30, 2011 as did all but 4.3 cents of the gasoline tax. Congress must act to extend both SAFETEA-LU and the gasoline tax as well as address long-term funding for highway and transit investments. This interactive session will explore the perspectives of different stakeholders and discuss the critical issues facing the federal role and investment in the future.
Moderator: Polly Trottenberg, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Art Guzzetti, Vice President, Policy, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
David Bauer, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, American Road and Transportation Builders, Washington, DC
James Corless, Director, Transportation for America, Washington, DC
Janet F. Kavinoky, Executive Director of Transportation Infrastructure, Congressional and Public Affairs; Vice President, Americans for Transportation Mobility; US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC
Jeffrey F. Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight; Chair, New Starts Working Group; Washington, DC
2:00 PM-5:00 PM TOD MARKETPLACE
TOD MARKETPLACE CM 3
The epicenter of engaging, animated dialogue — where developers, investors, transit agencies, cities and property owners gather to talk about the art of the deal and eliciting community support in a tenuous economy. A panel of national developers will provide perspectives about where they think the real estate market is headed and will critique plans created during the three charrette sessions.
Moderator: William K. Fleissig, President and Chief Executive Officer, TransACT, San Francisco, California
Art Lomenick, Sustainable Development Practice Leader, PB's Placemaking Group, Dallas, Texas
Lydia Tan, Executive Vice President, Related California, San Francisco, California
Frederick S. Harris, Senior Vice President, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., New York City, New York
4:00 PM-5:30 PM WORKSHOPS
Diverse Planning Partnerships: Controlling the Outcome(s) CM 1.5
Doing more with less is the name of the game in this era of fiscal constraint. One way to accomplish this is to develop new partnerships outside the traditional transportation advocacy constiutencies. It's time to consider non-traditional partners. Learn the benefits of collaboration and how to leverage these stakeholder resources to expand the transportation advocacy realm.
Moderator: Kenneth Sislak, Associate Vice President, AECOM, Cleveland, Ohio
Tim Fischer, Deputy Policy Director, Michigan Environmental Council, Lansing, Michigan
Pilar Lorenzana-Campo, Senior Associate, Planning & Development, Public Health & Law Policy, Oakland, California
Valerie Ervin, Councilmember, Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland
Tim Chan, Senior Planner, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
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Climate Change and Sustainability: Measured, Adopted, Applied CM 1.5
Explore the relationship between the impacts of transit and transit-oriented development on achieving sustainability. See how current federal guidelines have evolved and how their impacts are measured. Learn about the impacts of existing mandated approaches and what the next generation of modeling might indicate about the future.
Moderator: Tina Hodges, Program Analyst, Office of Budget and Policy, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Joe DiStefano, Principal, Calthorpe Associates, Berkeley, California
Christopher D. Porter, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tian Feng, FAIA, FCSI, District Architect, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Social Media in the Public Sector CM 1.5
In today's world of 24-hour news and immediate information, social media has become as necessary as a press release or a website in an organization's communications toolbox. But many government entities are hesitant to enter the social media world. Social media provides a new and unique opportunity to engage with and respond to the public in a timely and credible way. Hear how transit and government agencies integrate social media into their communications programs, opening new doors for gathering public comment, increasing customer service and even turning critics into supporters. See how a strategic social media program can help your own agency communicate more effectively with the public by sharing accurate information, telling your story, providing meaningful two-way dialogue and improving your public image.
Moderator: Andrea Packer, Director of Marketing/Public Relations, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Tauni Everett, Senior Social Media Specialist, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Katie Sihler, Program Director, goDCgo, Arlington, Virginia
Mary Beth Ikard, APR, Communications Director, Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Nashville, Tennessee
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Linking People to Opportunity in Small Towns and Rural Regions CM 1.5
Small towns and rural regions face their own set of complex challenges and opportunities as they chart a path toward social and economic security. Just as it does in large metropolitan areas, transportation plays an important role in improving the quality of life for people in small towns and rural regions, yet there are many political, structural, geographic and fiscal challenges that make quality transportation planning and implementation difficult to achieve. Community leaders and researchers from across the country will examine how innovative strategies, partnerships and investments contribute to improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. It's sure to be a lively discussion!
Moderator: John Robert Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit Oriented Development, Washington, DC
Nancy Van Milligen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Iowa
Andrew P. Blake, City Attorney, City of Ranson, West Virginia
Charles W. Fluharty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rural Policy Research Institute, Columbia, Missouri
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Getting to YIMBY: Building Community Support for Livable Communities CM 1.5
As demonstrated by the success of transit at ballot boxes, there is growing support for investing in transportation choices in metropolitan regions across the country. When transit projects are actually built, however, practitioners often face NIMBY opposition within neighborhoods threatened by the perceptions of added density, increased traffic and spillover parking. To help overcome neighborhood resistance and, ultimately, foster community support for transit and compact development, planners are using more sophisticated outreach methods and enacting proactive implementation strategies such as transportation demand management (TDM) requirements and placemaking investments. Learn from speakers who have worked within politically-charged environments how to get from "no" to "yes" in building livable communities.
Moderator: Matt Cohen, Boardmember, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
Anna Chamberlin, Transportation Planner, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard, San Francisco, California
Don Vehige, Urban Designer, GGLO, Seattle, Washington
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Making the Connection: Cities + Transit Agencies in New Starts Land Use CM 1.5
FTA rewards New Starts projects that make the transit land use connection. The theory is elegant, but in reality it can be a little like mixing oil and water. Cities may have competing priorities and limited resources. In making land use decisions how does a local government get meaningful changes on the books, especially with long timelines and uncertainty about whether a transit project really exists? When is it appropriate to raise density, reduce parking or increase the mix of uses along a transit corridor? Hear how Los Angeles and Baltimore faced these challenges. Drill into some of the issues: what is being done to overcome them, the implications for New Starts projects, and the important role they play in land use.
Moderator: GB Arrington, Vice President, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon
Michael LoGrande, Director, Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles, California
Elizabeth Day, Director, Office of Project Planning, Office of Planning and Environment, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Laurie Feinberg, Division Chief for Comprehensive Planning, Department of Planning, City of Baltimore, Maryland
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Bikes and Peds: Basics of Encouraging, Designing and Advocating for Healthy Cities CM 1.5
The trends are clear: Communities are experiencing a significant resurgence in pedestrian and bicycle activities. While embracing this trend, there is also a recognition that a much better understanding is required on how to encourage and accommodate the pedestrian and bicyclist within our urban centers. Examine biking and walking trends and how they reinforce the use of transit — the keys for making the case for investing in biking and walking facilities. Learn the key components of inviting walking and biking environments that will reinforce and expand their use within urban centers. Learn methodologies for estimating near- and long-term bike ridership to stations; establishing station mode-share goals for pedestrians and bicyclists; and developing bike parking requirements.
Moderator: Bob Post, Vice President, Director of Transportation, URS, Portland, Oregon
Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED ND, Principal, Speck & Associates LLC, Washington, DC
Chris Eatough, Program Manager, Bike Arlington, Arlington, Virginia
Jeff Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Biking & Walking, Washington, DC
Matthew Zych, Senior Planner, Office of Long Range Planning, Department of Planning and Joint Development, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
Our Health and Our Physical Environment: The Latest Examples from CDC Grantees CM 1.5
With unprecedented obesity rates nationwide, livable transportation advocates have another ally on their side — health departments and public health professionals. Through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work program, from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, community health departments across the country are working to improve the design of transportation, recreation and building infrastructure as a way to encourage physical activity and improve access to healthy food. Hear from CDC-funded community health departments who will discuss the health case for active transportation, successful partnership models between transportation and health professionals, and innovative efforts to get more people moving actively across the country.
Moderator: Kate Rube, Active Design National Training Manager, America Institute of Architects, New York City, New York
Karen Lee, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Director, the Built Environment Program, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City, New York
Derek L. Miller, AICP, Transporation Planner, Department of Planning, City of Omaha, Nebraska
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Community Transition: What is the Role of Rail? CM 1.5
Communities seek change for a wide range of reasons: They need to address current problems, such as congestion, neighborhood blight or a failing economy. Or, they want to be proactive to avoid these problems in the future. Hear how three communities utilized transit investments to face three very different circumstances. How did they facilitate change in their communities? How did transit investments accelerate transition? What were the results? How can you use their lessons in your own community?
Moderator: David Knowles, Senior Transit Program Manager, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
Ashley Curtis, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, Toronto, Ontario
Sarah Alexander, Associate Architect, Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Springs, Maryland
Catherine Hudgins, Chairman, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Supervisor of Hunter Mill District, Fairfax County; Reston, Virginia
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5:30 PM-7:30 PM TRADE SHOW RECEPTION
TRADE SHOW RECEPTION
Meet the firms who are making a difference in the livability and sustainability movement. Ask questions, share plans, and mingle with knowledgeable representatives from across the industries. Exhibits, booths, hors d'ouvres and networking — come join us for all of the above in one relaxing environment.