The American Planning Association (APA) is hosting their 2016 National Planning Conference Apr. 2-5, 2016, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.
February 16, 2016
The American Planning Association (APA) is hosting their 2016 National Planning Conference Apr. 2-5, 2016, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. The hub of urban growth welcomes planners to sample the rich culture, striking landscape and planning successes of the City, the region and the state of Arizona.
On Monday, Apr. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., the Land Policy Institute’s senior associate director Mark Wyckoff, will co-present the breakout session on Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool. Additional presenters include:
This session features a case study with potential replicability at the state, regional or local levels. The presenters will explain how a small group of stakeholders organized as a Sense of Place Council (SOPC) and how it grew into a much larger organization. The focus is on improving the quality and amount of redevelopment in targeted centers (downtowns), nodes and corridors by use of effective placemaking that is rooted in good urban form and broad stakeholder participation. Products of the MIplace Partnership Initiative the SOPC helped to create include:
Attendees will learn about:
To register and learn more, visit: 2016 National Planning Conference.