Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association

APA Fall Conference

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Date(s) - 10/19/2017 - 10/20/2017
12:00 am

Holiday Inn – City Centre


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Wednesday, October 18

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pre-Conference Reception
Location: TBD

Thursday, October 19

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 am Break with Exhibitors 
9:15 am
  • Planning for Fair Housing (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Rose Scovel, AICP, Prosperity Indiana, Tim Brown, Lake County Community Economic Development Department, Amy Nelson, Fair HousingCenter of Central Indiana
  • Planning & Economic Development: Strange Bedfellows or the Perfect Pair? (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Christy Langley, AICP, Hoosier Energy, Sarah Reed, AICP, City of Nobelsville
  • Bike Walk Greater Lafayette Safety Plan (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Kim Irwin, Health by Design, Margy Deverall, City of Lafayette
10:15 am Break with Exhibitors 
10:30 am
  • Let’s Take a Walk: How to Conduct an Effective Walk Audit (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Pete Fritz, AICP, Indiana State Department of Health, Kate Riordan, Health by Design
  • Time Travel to the Future – Local Planning Department (1 CM)
    • Speakers: K.K. Gerhart-Fritz, FAICP, The Planning Workshop, INC., Neil Stevenson, Madison County Council of Governments (Heartland MPO), Eric Lang, Land Consultants (invited)
11:30 am Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm
  • Why Indiana Zoning is New York City Zoning and What to Do About It (1 CM)
    • Speaker: Sean Suder, Calfee Zoning
  • The Role of Analysis, Workforce and Economic Development in Planning (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Aletha Dunston, AICP, TPMA, Marcie Klaunig, TPMA, Holly Brauneller, TPMA, Emily Krauser, TPMA
2:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 
2:15 pm
  • Fair Housing Design and Construction Requirements (1 CM)
    • Speaker: Amy Nelson, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana
  • The Evolution of People and Place–Based Investment Strategies in Indy (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Katie Bannon, AICP, City of Indianapolis, Jeff Hasser, City of Indianapolis, Brad Beaubien, AICP, City of Indianapolis
  • Planners4Health Project Overview: The Intersection of Planning and Public Health (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Kim Irwin, Health by Design, Peter Fritz, AICP, Indiana State Department of Health
3:15 pm Break with Exhibitors
3:30 pm
  • Top 10 Reasons it’s Time to Update Your Land Use Codes (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Deborah Luzier, AICP, GRW, K.K. Gerhart-Fritz, AICP, The Planning Workshop, Mark McCormack, Dearborn County, IN
  • Resident Engaged Neighborhood Planning (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Rose Scovel, AICP, Prosperity Indiana, Craig Phillips, AICP, City of Michigan City
  • Lafayette and West Lafayette – Two city’s working together to strengthen a shared urban core (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Dennis Carson, City of Lafayette, Erik Carlson, City of West Lafayette, Eric Lucas, PLA, MKSK, Aaron Kowalski, AICP, MKSK
4:30 pm Refresh (Take 30 mins to refresh before the reception)
5:00 pm Reception 

Friday, October 20

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am
  • Law Session (1.5 CM)
8:30 am
  • Young Professionals in the Public Sector (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Bryant Niehoff, City of Shelbyville, Adam Rude, City of Shelbyville, Kenneth Hughes, Noble County, IN, Amber Bassett, City of Auburn, Caleb Ernest, City of Westfield, Chelsea Fenimore, Town of Bargersville
9:30 am Break with Exhibitors 
9:45 am
  • A small town’s journey for connectivity and health! (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Arin Shaver, AICP, Logansport/Cass County Planning Department, Bill Bauman
  • Planning Parking In the Age of Transportation Network Companies and Fully Autonomous Vehicles (1 CM)
    • Speakers: John Dorsett, AICP, Walker Parking Consultants, John Gettings, Walker Parking Consultants, David Garza, Walker Parking Consultants, Elspeth McGarvey, Walker Parking Consultants
  • Regional Cities Initiative  – How did the plans come together and what are the communities doing now that phase one has been awarded. (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Scott Truex, Ball State of Urban Planning, Additional speakers TBA
10:45 am Break with Exhibitors 
11:00 am
  • Form Based Code DIY: Historic Centennial Neighborhood (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Ryan O’Gara, AICP, Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County, Dennis Carson, City of Lafayette
  • NewAllen Alliance Strategic Investment Plan Initiative – A Collaborative Approach to Community and Economic Development Planning (1 CM)
      • Speaker: Kristi Strurtz, Sturtz Public Management Group
12:00 pm Networking Break (check out of hotel room)
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm
  • Ethics Session (1.5 CM)
  • Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces: Creating Healthy Communities (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Kara Salazar, AICP, Purdue Extension/IL IN Sea Grant, Michael Wilcox, Purdue Extension Community Development, Melissa Maulding, Purdue University, Melinda Appold, Purdue University Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • The Performance and Future of PPP’s for Economic Development in Indiana (1 CM)
    • Speakers: Bruce Frankel, AICP, Ball State University, Elain Bedel, IEDC, Dennis Carson, City of Lafayette
2:30 pm  End of Conference