2019 Conferences in Planning and Design

An annual sampling of professional development conferences in the coming year for planning and design professionals, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.

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October 8, 2018, 6:00 AM PDT

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Seattle APA National Conference

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Another new year rapidly approaches, and it is time for Clement Lau's annual list of his favorite planning and design conferences taking place in 2019. Presuming to be neither exhaustive nor objective, Lau, a Los Angeles County park planner, writes about what he likes in each of the conferences. Included in his preview are the following:

UCLA Extension Land Use Law and Planning Conference

(January 18, 2019; Los Angeles, CA)

Active Living Research Conference

(February 17-20, 2019; Charleston, SC)

AEP State Conference

(March 24-27, 2019; Monterey, CA)

APA National Planning Conference

(April 13-16, 2019; San Francisco, CA)

National Outdoor Recreation Conference

(May 6-9, 2019; Rapid City, SD) 

A’19: AIA Conference on Architecture

(June 6-8, 2019; Las Vegas, NV)

CNU 27

(June 12-15, 2019; Louisville, KY) 

Greater & Greener 2019: Exploring Natural Connections

(July 20-24, 2019; Denver, CO)

APA California Planning Conference

(September 15-18, 2019; Santa Barbara, CA)

ULI Fall Meeting

(September 18-21, 2019; Washington, D.C.)

ACSP Annual Conference

(October 24-27, 2019; Greenville, SC)

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

(November 15-18, 2019; San Diego, CA)

For Lau's descriptions of each conference, please see source article. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018 in UrbDeZine

Black and white Rideshare Pick-Up Zone sign

The Slow Death of Ride Sharing

From the beginning, TNCs like Lyft and Uber touted shared rides as their key product. Now, Lyft is ending the practice.

June 1, 2023 - Human Transit

Amtrak train with large curved windows passing through scenic Rocky Mountain red rock canyon

Amtrak Calls for Expansion, Citing Close to 100 Requests for New Lines

The agency told a House committee it has received more than 90 applications for new intercity rail lines from cities around the country.

June 8, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Urban sidewalk shaded by large mature trees

Cool Walkability Planning

Shadeways (covered sidewalks) and pedways (enclosed, climate controlled walkways) can provide comfortable walkability in hot climates. The Cool Walkshed Index can help plan these facilities.

June 1, 2023 - Todd Litman

Dallas Freeways

Federal Infrastructure Dollars Funding Road Expansions

Far from kickstarting a transformative change in transportation policy, the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law continues to fund traditional road-building projects.

June 9 - Climatewire

An aerial view of a park and the streets and high-rises of Downtown Omaha.

Downtown Omaha Planning for its Post-One-Way-Streets Era

The Omaha City Council has decided to reverse the transportation model adopted in the city in the 1950s, for the benefit of traffic safety and local retail activity.

June 9 - KETV

A red sun appears on the horizon, as obscured by haze from wildfire smoke.

Planning for Proximity, for the Climate’s Sake

A new global platform will help the world identify and encourage opportunities for more proximity in the built environment—development patterns that can help reduce sources of greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of pollution if built well.

June 9 - C40 Cities

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Principal Planner – Advanced Plans

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Planning Officer

City of Bangor

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

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