Call for Sessions

 

2021 COLORADO PLANNING CONFERENCE

 

Planning at a Crossroads

CALL FOR SESSIONS - Now Closed.  We are not accepting late submissions.

 

Session Proposal Document: Use this to prepare for your online submission form.

Online Session Proposal Form: Use this link to access the online proposal form. Enter your information here.

Important Dates:

  • Call for Sessions: Opens March 2, 2021
  • Proposals Due: April 5, 2021
  • Sessions Awarded: April/May
  • Session conference times assigned: May
  • Preliminary Conference Program Published: May/June
  • Online Registration Opens: June

Conference Theme: Planning at a Crossroads

Types of Sessions:

  • 5, 10, 20, 60, 90 & 180 minutes
  • Panel Presentations (2+ speakers); Workshops, Round Tables, Combined topical speakers
  • Room sets in classroom, theater, round tables, etc.

How to submit...

Proposals may be submitted in our Online Form

If you'd like to preview the required information, 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.)

If you are unable to access the Online Form, or have difficulty please email Admin@APAColorado.org or complete the CM Proposal Form Document and upload it to our file drop website: CLICK HERE

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REQUESTED TOPICS:

PLANNING PIVOTS:  How did you have to pivot in 2020; What did you learn about process that work, don't work? How was your project/process impacted by COVID and BLM movement? What were the outcomes?

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

EQUITABLE & INCLUSIONARY 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

EQUITY & INCLUSION IN OUR 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 DEVELOPMENT: 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: Covid and the BLM movement quickly identified communities that are strong and weak in these areas. How are you adjusting and what are you planning?

AFFORDABLE 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: ZOOM Towns; influx of work from home residents; the need for adjustment; 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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