Call for Sessions

2020 Colorado Planning Conference

Call for Sessions Now Open!

 

Important Dates:

  • Call for Sessions: Opens January 7, 2020
  • Proposals Due: February 17, 2020
  • Sessions Awarded: March
  • Session conference times assigned: March|April
  • Session Revisions Due: April/May
  • Preliminary Conference Program Published: May/June
  • Online Registration Opens: June

Conference Theme: RISE Colorado

Connecting with the Chapter's mission, this year's confernce theme focuses on RISE Colorado. Creating Resilient. Inclusive. Sustainable. Equitable. communities in our great state.

Types of Sessions:

  • 60 and 90 minute breakout sessions
  • 180 minute workshops
  • 60-90 minute roundtables
  • 5-10 Minute Fast, Funny & Passionate1 presentations

Please Share!

Please share the Call for Sessions flyer with your colleagues and post in your office. If you volunteer or are a member of another professional organization, please share with them as well. CLICK HERE for the flyer.

How to submit...

Proposals may be submitted in our Online Form.

If you'd like to preview the required informaiton, CLICK HERE to view the form fields on our Proposal Form document. If you have difficulty completing the online form, you may submit the Propoal Form via the online shared drive. Both options and links are provided below. (Word and PDF versions of the Proposal Form are provided at the bottom of the page.)

Submit your session using our online form: CLICK HERE

Complete the CM Proposal Form (availabe below) and upload it to our file drop website: CLICK HERE

Note: At this time, all Fast, Funny & Passionate presentations will be scheduled for the closing session on Friday afternoon. 


REQUESTED TOPICS:

TRENDING: More hands-on, networking and discussion panels on trending topics.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT & WORKPLACE: Career Pathways, Effective hiring strategies, Leadership transition in local government and private practice, Planners as policy makers, Does the AICP matter? Resume help, Construction Management, high-level training for Directors/Managers, Prioritizing projects

Who has a good staff report, comp plan, etc?, Effective hiring solutions, Best practices for Public Hearings, Planning and fiscal responsibility, A Planner's overview of special & metropolitan districts, Collaborative Planning for Jurisdictions, getting everyone to the table and invested in the topic, "How to combat NIMBYism, Planners as policy makers, Construction Management, Prioritizing projects

COMMUNITY ENGAGMENT/PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Best practices for public hearings, Collaborative Planning for Jurisdictions, getting everyone to the table and invested in the topic, "How to combat NIMBYism

DEMOGRAPHICS | AGING POPULATIONS: Colorado growth and growth impacts. Planning communities for the retired and aged- Colorado will have the greatest number of baby boomers needing housing, dealing with growth as a state/regional issue, Growth management, accessibility & ADA Self-Evaluation & transition plans

FINANCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMNET: A Planner's overview of special & metropolitan districts, alternative financing of projects – public and private, Planning and fiscal responsibility, dealing with growth as a state/regional issue

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES | URBAN DESIGN: Transportation Oriented Development. Tactical Urbanism, Built Environment effect on Sustainability and Public Health, Regenerative planning (eco-districts, living buildings, etc.), Design Guidelines, Planning communities for the retired and aged, The changing landscape of resorts, Encourage retail development in local neighborhoods, Health in the Built Environment and how to maintain rural character, how rural recreational areas are impacted by influx of tourists and the relationship/education that the urban municipalities will need to incorporate into their roles about Colorado wilderness, Historic Preservation, accessibility & ADA Self-Evaluation & transition plans

HOUSING: Affordable housing, Homelessness, Housing market information, Short term rentals effects on housing inflation, for families and schools, Culturally Sensitive Planning, Transfer of Development Rights, Planning communities for the retired and aged, Sharing economy, dealing with growth as a state/regional issue

NATURAL RESOURCES (WATER, ENVIRONMENT, OIL & GAS): Sustainable development within our ecosystems. Water planning and land use planning. Regulations, laws and best practices.

REGULATIONS: Zoning Enforcement, In-house code updates, Annexation do's and don'ts, Recent Subdivision Regulation updates/changes, Collaborative Planning for Jurisdictions, getting everyone to the table and invested in the topic, Conservation Planning; Culturally Sensitive Planning, Transfer of Development Rights, Sharing economy, stormwater session, Growth management, Sign codes, Small Cell Wireless Facilities in the Public ROW, Marijuana

RISE (RESILIENT INCLUSIVE SUSTAINABLE EQUITABLE) COMMUNITIES: Floodplain Management, Regenerative planning (eco-districts, living buildings, etc.), Conservation Planning, Transportation (roads) and environmental planning (NEPA), Water scarcity and quality issues; food production, Case studies of exploratory scenario planning as it applies to resiliency, water management and climate change adaptation

SMALL TOWN/RURAL COMMUNITY: Collaborative Planning for Jurisdictions, getting everyone to the table and invested in the topic, Health in the Built Environment and how to maintain rural character, how rural recreational areas are impacted by influx of tourists and the relationship/education that the urban municipalities will need to incorporate into their roles about Colorado wilderness, dealing with growth as a state/regional issue

TECHNOLOGY: Tech or Civic labs, GIS 101, GIS as a tool and not an occupation, Small Cell Wireless Facilities in the Public ROW

TRANSPORTATION/TRANSIT: Future of transportation, transportation and land use interaction, Transportation (roads) and environmental planning (NEPA), Progress on autonomous vehicles, More transportation planning challenges ( e.g. transit routes, development around transit centers, choosing transit stops, getting people to use transit.), funding and finance, Small Cell Wireless Facilities in the Public ROW

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