WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
8:00 AM-9:30 AM WORKSHOPS
Bending the Market: Joint Development as a Catalyst CM 1.5
Transit properties are using joint development to kick start development around stations. Hear about the creative approaches agencies are using in terms of transit agency land, parking or other assets to be proactive. See how the Federal Transit Administration's joint development guidelines are being addressed with these projects, while learning about the keys to successful joint development projects.
Moderator: Jayme Blakesley, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Megan Gibb, AICP, Manager, Transit Oriented Development, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Patrick McLaughlin, Transit-Oriented Development Associate, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
Kathy Olson, Transit Oriented Developer, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Andy Scott, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Economic Development, Maryland Department of Transportation, Hanover, Maryland
View McLaughlin presentation
View Olson presentation
View Scott presentation
After the Station Area Plan CM 1.5
Station area planning provides the vision for transit-oriented development in a community, but people don't truly recognize that vision until TOD is implemented. A plan is not enough to ensure success for a TOD. Hear various practitioners discuss how they've transformed their TOD vision into reality.
Moderator: D.J. Baxter, Executive Director, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, Utah
Mitch Bonanno, Senior Vice President, Vornado/ Charles E. Smith, Arlington, Virginia
Deirdre Oss, AICP, Senior Planner, City and County of Denver, Colorado
View Baxter presentation
View Bonanno presentation
View Oss presentation
Principles of Financing Livable Communities CM 1.5
Livable communities, robust transit services and transit-oriented development all require supportive policies and vigorous implementation strategies in order to become successful realities. A common thread that runs through each is the need for funding; whether from the public sector, the private sector, or in many cases from a combination of the two. In tough economic times the need for creative funding solutions is at a premium. Explore the financial strategies, techniques and experiences in adding the critical affordable housing component to TODs. Find out how to conduct economic and market evaluations for public and private sector involvement in transit-supportive developments. Examine how landowners, developers, jurisdiction staff, elected officials and transit officials achieve TODs, from both a public and financial real estate perspective.
Moderator: David C. Dickey, Jr., AICP, Vice President and National Director, Transit & Railroads, URS, Charlotte, North Carolina
William K. Fleissig, President and Chief Executive Officer, TransACT, San Francisco, California
Noni Ramos, Chief Lending Officer, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, San Francisco, California
James L. Prost, AICP, Principal, Basile, Bauman, Prost & Associates, LLC, Annapolis, Maryland
The Process of TOD Planning and Development CM 1.5
Transit-oriented development doesn't just happen. A successful project starts with a vision and a plan and continues through establishing a development team that can implement that vision. Hear about the process — and challenges — of taking a TOD vision to implementation. Both new development and redevelopment will be examined.
Moderator: Jillian Detweiler, Property Development Manager, TriMet, Portland, Oregon
Heather Tabbert, AICP, Project Manager, Regional Transportation Authority of Northeastern Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Lyle Bicknell, Principal Urban Designer, City of Seattle, Washington
John Francis Torti, Principal, Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Maryland
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View Torti presentation
Tackling Equity with a Transit Line: Three Examples CM 1.5
Equity is a tough thing to achieve in any community: It is especially hard to do when a big investment (such as a transit line) is changing the economics of an area. Hear about three cases of tackling equity head on, some completed and some still in process. Case studies are from Boston (an anti-displacement strategy), the Twin Cities (including stations in an LRT project to serve low-income communities) and Washington DC's Ward 7 (an improvement strategy that provides greater equality of services). Learn what you can accomplish with equity strategies (and some of the pitfalls to avoid).
Moderator: Danyell Diggs, Mayor's Red Line Coordinator, Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Baltimore, Maryland
Carol Swenson, Executive Director, District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
Otto Condon, Principal, ZGF Architects LLP, Washington, DC
Jennifer Raitt, Chief Housing Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston, Massachusetts
Let the Corridor Define the Mode: The Real Life of Implementation CM 1.5
There is a perfect implementation environment — and there is real life. What are the realities of land use, governance and other areas when implementing TOD in a corridor? What is the smart way to accomplish transit-friendly urban development and redevelopment with inconsistent land use goals, controls and patterns? How do you navigate jurisdictional differences to develop the right transit investment and livable community goals? How do you get it right, without letting the political process dictate the wrong technology for the corridor?
Moderator: Catherine Ross, AICP, Director, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
Brian Leary, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Beltline Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Stephen Del Giudice, Transit Bureau Chief, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Arlington, Virginia
James McGrath, AIA, Urban Designer + Infrastructure Architect, CH2M Hill, Portland, Oregon
View Leary presentation
View Del Giudice presentation
High Touch/High Tech Charrettes: How Social Media and Web-Based Tools Are Increasing the Capacity for Involvement
Learn how planners are using social media and web-based participation tools to increase the number and diversity of people engaged in public meetings. Live demonstrations will show how touch tables combined with keypad polling can improve the traditional "high-touch" or hands-on charrette by gathering hundreds of prioritized comments, saving hours of transcribing flip-chart notes.
Bill Lennertz, AICP, Executive Director, National Charrette Institute, Portland, Oregon
Jocelyn Hittle, Director, Sustainable Solutions Group, Place Matters, Denver, Colorado
8:00 AM-12:00 PM MOBILE WORKSHOPS
#18 URBAN TRANSFORMATION WITH RAIL CM 4
With approximately 10 million square feet of development in the past decade, the Carlyle-Eisenhower East area is being transformed. Its 300 acres of industrial and vacant land have been turned into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented urban village, while respecting the city's historic foundation. See how this area maximizes existing mass transit, coordinates design and integrates public amenities. View the distinctive architecture, healthy mix of jobs and residences and retail linked by plazas and parks.
#19 FROM STREETCAR TO AUTOMOBILE ROW CM 4
Take a tour of a historic streetcar line along 14th Street in Washington and learn about its influence on development along the corridor. See a variety of building forms and learn how the corridor evolved from streetcar route to "Automobile Row," filled with the city's finest collection of early-to-mid-20th century showrooms. Learn how the shifting transportation choices illustrate changes in architecture, not only in Washington, DC, but nationwide.
#20 TRANSFORMATION AT WHITE FLINT CM 4
Experience the transformation of a classic suburban strip commercial corridor resulting from one of the most unique private/public partnerships in the country. Travel by Red Line to the White Flint Metrorail station in Montgomery County, Maryland, and the adjacent North Bethesda Conference Center. After an overview of the adopted White Flint Sector Plan, see a wide variety of mixed-use projects in all stages of development. Lots of Q & A along with way!
10:00 AM-11:30 AM WORKSHOPS
Public-Private Partnerships: Creating New Transit-Supportive Development CM 1.5
Collaboration between public and private entities has been successful at both the local and regional levels. Learn from case studies and discuss methods public agencies and private landowners and developers are using to create station-area development in what were once considered unfeasible locations. Discuss your own successes and challenges with the presenters.
Moderator: Toby Fauver, AICP, Deputy Secretary, Local and Area Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Andy Scott, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Economic Development, Maryland Department of Transportation, Hanover, Maryland
Francine E. Waters, Managing Director, Transportation/Smart Growth, Lerner Enterprises, Rockville, Maryland
Chris Kane, PE, JD, President and Managing Director, P3 Collaborative LLC, Princeton, New Jersey
View Scott presentation
View Waters presentation
View Kane presentation
Retrofitting Suburban Washington DC: The State of the Art CM 1.5
Our suburbs are growing up and becoming urban places. Take a look at best practice in transforming some of Washington's auto-dependant suburbs to walkable transit-friendly places. How will Metro's new Silver Line and an award-winning plan reshape Tysons Corner into America's largest TOD? What did it take to turn around Rockville Maryland into a walkable downtown? How has citizen activism helped prepare the way to provide the will and the political base to deliver real change?
Moderator: Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Washington, DC
Brian O'Looney, AIA, LEED AP, Design Architect, Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Springs, Maryland
Fred R. Selden, Director, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, Fairfax, Virginia
Getting Brokers and Lenders to Accept TOD Performance CM 1.5
Performance of transit-oriented developments is not always well understood in the real estate industry. The idea that TODs can have lower parking ratios, value premiums or other unique characteristics is often overlooked. Hear perspectives from the broker, developer and lending industries about TOD performance. Learn how TOD projects can overcome some of the built-in bias in the standard approaches to financing and marketing development projects.
Moderator: Joseph R. Molinaro, AICP, Manager, Smart Growth Programs, National Association of Realtors, Washington, DC
Matthew J. Klein, President, Akridge, Washington, DC
F. Kevin Reynolds, Regional President, Cardinal Bank, McLean, Virginia
Art Lomenick, Sustainable Development Practice Leader, PB's Placemaking Group, Dallas, Texas
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View Lomenick presentation
Scaling Up: Building Livability at the Regional Level CM 1.5
Livability exists on two levels: at a specific site or neighborhood, and at the regional level. Focus on the regional level in this session. Look at principles and programs that have (or could!) be implemented, as well as processes and physical planning. Topics include planning for under-utilized property adjacent to rail stations throughout a region; bringing new stakeholders to the table by considering how transportation options affect health; and using innovative intersection design to find space for people in an auto-dominated landscape.
Moderator: Merrill St. Leger-Demian, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, SmithGroup/JJR, Washington, DC
Barbara McCann, Executive Director, National Complete Streets Coalition, Washington, DC
Michael Brown, PE, PTP, AICP, Principal, Transportation Engineer, Metro Analytics, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sara Schooley, EIT, Transportation Demand Specialist, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
View McCann presentation
View Brown presentation
View Schooley presentation
Community Outreach Strategies for Engaging Diverse Stakeholders CM 1.5
With public investment in infrastructure growing ever scarcer, public and private agencies need to dig deeper into their communities to ensure all voices are being heard. Investments in transit, bikeways and affordable housing will not be saved by community members who are accustomed to attending public meetings. This session will feature case studies for engaging diverse stakeholders from three large American cities.
Moderator: Diane Goodwin, Manager of Project Communications, TriMet, Portland, Oregon
Marla Wilson, Sustainable Development Associate, Greenbelt Alliance, San Francisco, California
Veronica Hahni, Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Los Angeles, California
Veronica O. Davis, PE, Transportation Committee Chair, Hillcrest Community Civic Association, Washington, DC
View event presentation
Regionalism: Case Studies of Planning and Practice CM 1.5
Regional governments are taking an active role in matching land use to transportation investments. Hear how regional governments are assisting local governments on transit-oriented land use plans and development. Examine how some regional governments are setting targets that must be met in order for local governments to receive funding for high-capacity transit.
Moderator: Representative Steve Farley, Arizona House of Representatives, Phoenix, Arizona
Peter Skosey, Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, Illinois
Shannon Scutari, Policy Consultant/Facilitator, Sustainable Communities Working Group, Phoenix-Tempe-Mesa, Arizona
Alia Anderson, Policy Associate, Reconnecting America, Oakland, California
Sarah Crawford, Transportation Planner, Department of Transportation Planning, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, DC
View Skosey presentation
View Scutari presentation
View Anderson presentation
View Crawford presentation
Railway Trails and Transit Greenways CM 1.5
The old days of building easy, single-purpose infrastructure are coming to an end. Finances are tight and physical space is limited, while demand for new and expanded systems like transit and trails is on the rise. Cities must leverage new and existing infrastructure investments to accomplish multiple goals and to compete globally for an increasingly mobile workforce. Explore the opportunities for including trail connections in the development of your transit corridors to invigorate communities and generate economic growth while providing access to open space for recreation, health and improved quality of life. Look at the rapid growth of rails-with-trails across the country, as well as various transit greenway projects including: the Walkway Loop Trail, NY; the Atlanta Beltline; and a sampling of other projects from Detroit, Minneapolis and Paris.
Moderator: William L. Cross, AICP, Manager of Planning and Capital Development, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, Florida
Jeffrey Anzevino, AICP, Director of Land Use Advocacy, Scenic Hudson, Inc., Poughkeepsie, New York
Ryan Gravel, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins+Will, Atlanta, Georgia
Kelly Pack, Director, Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC
View Pack presentation
Successful TOD: Recent Experiences and Research Results CM 1.5
Communities are seeking to enhance economic development and encourage more sustainable land use patterns by coordinating land use and development policies with the implementation of high-capacity transit. Explore how a range of multimodal transit investments can enhance and shape development opportunities in a variety of urban and suburban settings. How do modal terminals incorporating multiple transit modes affect development levels and patterns? Does the mode of transit — light rail, heavy rail, bus rapid transit — influence levels and patterns, as well? Join this session to discuss how?
Moderator: Alex Dupey, AICP, Senior Planner, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Kate Bolinger, Senior Associate, BBP & Associates LLC, Annapolis, Maryland
Hal R. Johnson, AICP, Manager of Engineering and Construction, BRT, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Terrace L. Ware, Manager, Transit-Oriented Development, Department of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii
View Bolinger presentation
View Johnson presentation
View Ware presentation
Creating a Sustainable Future: Three Critical Approaches CM 1.5
Communities around North America are utilizing innovative approaches in order to plan, fund and design the future. Examine three models, at three community scales, to spark ideas for creating your own sustainable community: Calgary's framework for the achievement of design excellence; the DowntownDC EcoDistrict; and Wasatch Choice for 2040, a long-range scenario planning in Utah.
Moderator: Art Guzzetti, Vice President, Policy, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Scott Pomeroy, Sustainability Manager, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Washington, DC
Lothar Wiwjorra, Senior Urban Designer, Land Use Planning & Policy, City of Calgary, Alberta
Andrew S. Gruber, Executive Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake City, Utah
View Pomeroy presentation
View Wiwjorra presentation
View Gruber presentation
12:00 PM-1:30 PM PLENARY
2:00 PM-5:00 PM WORKSHOPS
Raise the Bar, Raise the Roof
Come to this town hall meeting prepared to offer your best and the brightest ideas on how to invigorate Rail~Volution for the next decade. Meet the newly-selected Executive Director of Rail~Volution. Be at ground zero with the next generation of leadership to inform and influence the movement. Challenge the given, explore the new ideas, fresh concepts and creative directions to build livable communities with transit.
Facilitator: Ron Stewart, Principal, ZGF Architects, LLP, Portland, Oregon
Dan Bartholomay, Executive Director Designate, Rail~Volution, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Washington, DC: Ideas to Action: Use Your Knowledge Now
Listen to national experts. Tour sites that are being transformed. Debate the issues with fellow attendees. And as ideas spark and inspiration hits — take note. In fact, take a lot of notes and bring them to our Wednesday afternoon session. This is your chance to turn ideas into action. Join community members, local leaders, planners and advocates to take on the DC region's biggest challenges during three dynamic discussions. It's an afternoon designed to focus your inspiration and energy on a tangible plan for action. Here is your chance to put your ideas to work.
Managing Change and Being Good Neighbors with Federal Properties in the DC Region CM 3
What does it take to coordinate policies and create partnerships between local and federal agencies? Take away useful lessons from the recent BRAC (Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure) experiences throughout the DC region. How can we help manage the impacts of policy changes and direct resources appropriately for future federal actions? Learn new ways to integrate large, secure campuses into existing communities — and even how to revitalize neighborhoods and promote economic development in the process. Hear both the challenges and successes from various federal properties around the region.
Moderator: David Alpert, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Greater Greater Washington, Washington, DC
Frank Giblin, Director, Urban Development/Good Neighbor Program, General Services Administration, Washington, DC
Kerry Donley, Vice Mayor, City of Alexandria, Virginia
Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, DC
View Giblin presentation
Complete Communities CM 3
How do you create affordable communities at the neighborhood level? The elements of an affordable community include a range of opportunities for housing, local businesses and necessary services (transit, grocery, healthcare, banking, etc.). Examine several DC area locations with excellent potential for affordable neighborhoods due to existing or planned rail transit stations: Tysons Corner, VA (Metrorail); Purple Line communities; Manassas, VA (new commuter rail station); and East of the River, DC (existing Metrorail stations and planned DC Streetcar stations).
Moderators: Christopher Zimmerman, Chairman, Arlington County Board, Arlington, Virginia
Art Rodgers, Senior Housing Planner, DC Office of Planning, Washington, DC
The Jobs-Housing Balance in Metro DC: A Region Undivided CM 3
What if the Washington, DC region's growth patterns were redirected to reduce lengthy commutes and driving time, increase access to jobs, and offer more mixed-income housing opportunities and great walkable neighborhoods? How can the DC region capitalize on its potential for transit-oriented development on its east side? How will the next generation of transit link jobs and housing throughout the region? Examine these questions — and possible answers — with local and national experts.
Moderator: Stephen Del Giudice, Transit Bureau Chief, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Arlington, Virginia
Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Planning, Washington, DC
Aubrey D. Thagard, Assistant Deputy Chief Admininstrative Officer, Economic Development and Public Infrastructure, Prince George's County, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Washington, DC
Nat Bottigheimer, Assistant General Manager, Planning and Joint Development, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
View Del Giudice presentation
View Tregoning presentation
View Thagard presentation
View Bottigheimer presentation
Creating Solutions through Effective Partnership: A Forum with Federal Grantees
Join this interactive workshop designed to dig-in deeply into challenges associated with successful delivery of projects and programs that are funded through the Department of Transportation's TIGER program and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Challenge and Regional Planning Grant program.
Engage in interactive discussions on timely issue areas and inspired solutions with the local and regional jurisdictions, transit agencies, and technical consultants from throughout the country directly engaged in delivering on the intended outcomes of these grant programs.
The focus of workshop sessions will be based on topic areas identified through grantee survey including:
• Delivering on the promise of integration — How to overcome the challenges in integrating transportation, economic development, housing and land use planning goals and strategies and building collaborative approaches among these different disciplines.
• Grant administration — Now that you are federalized, what are the strategies for navigating and meeting the administrative requirements for your grant?
• Developing a regional mindset and strengthening local capacity — Learn about the tools that help stakeholders become more comfortable and supportive of the role of regional planning and analysis in relation to local implementation and community engagement.
This session will involve expert practitioners, federal partners, and innovative leaders from cities and regions across the country who might have just the solution you are looking for.
Facilitators: Catherine M. Cox-Blair, AICP, LEED AP, Program Director, Reconnecting America & the Center for Transit Oriented Development, Denver, Colorado
Sam Zimbabwe, Technical Assistance Program Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
Art Pearce, Project Manager, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
Allison Brooks, Chief of Staff, Reconnecting America, Oakland, California
David Unsworth, Senior Project Development Manager, TriMet, Portland, Oregon
Maria Choca Urban, Director, Transportation and Community Development Program, Center for Neighborhood, Technology, Chicago, Illinois
GB Arrington, Vice President, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon