All sessions will be recorded and available in the Conference Portal. CM credits are available for all indicated sessions until December 31, 2021.

At A Glance

Friday, October 1, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded

Opening Plenary Session 
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

12:00 PM
In Person

Host: APA Miami Valley

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Touring Dayton's Welcome Park Bike Yard
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

11:45 AM
In Person
Host: APA Cincinnati

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Touring the Lick Run Greenway
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Thursday, October 7, 2021

12:00 PM 
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Cincinnati

Team Up To Green Up: A Case-Study in Plan-Driven Community Alignment
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A Tale of Two River Cities: Ohio River Recreation Trail and the Cuyahoga River Valley
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Cincinnati 2030 District Building Occupant Health Guide
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded
Host: APA Ohio Legislative Committee

Ohio Statehouse 101: Advocacy Training
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Thursday, October 14, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded
Host: APA Ohio Legislative Committee

The Game of Politics in Planning: Hitting a Home Run with Electeds 
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12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Central Ohio

Cultivating Food Equity: The Story of the Implementation of the Joint City- County Food Action Plan
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Integrating Equity into Housing Policies and Decision-Making
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Monday, October 18, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded

Keynote Session + APA Ohio Awards Presentation
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

4:30 PM
In Person
Host: APA Central Ohio

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The RAPID 5 Project: Envisioning Social/Racial Equity through an integrated open space network in Central Ohio
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Thursday, October 21, 2021

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Cleveland

Rethinking Infrastructure: The Intersection of Transportation and Climate Change
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What Amtrak’s 3C+D Corridor Could Mean for Ohio
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5:00 PM
In Person
Host: APA Cleveland

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Happy Hour + Walking Tour: Columbus Street Peninsula and Cleveland Centre
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Thursday, October 28, 2021

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Miami Valley

State of Housing in the Greater Dayton Region
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Equitable Development: Framework and Practice
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Pocket Neighborhood Developments and Community Land Trusts
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Monday, November 1, 2021

5:30 PM
In Person
Host: APA Northwest Ohio

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Hot Topics in Northwest Ohio: Happy Hour + Exchange
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Thursday, November 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Northwest Ohio

Citizen Participation Methods & Technologies to Encourage Engagement
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Methods & Experience for Citizen Participation in Suburban/Rural Comprehensive Plans
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12:00 PM
Pre Recorded

Ethics for Planners
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Session Details

Friday, October 1, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded
CM | 1.25

Opening Plenary Session:

Adie Tomer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution + Director of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative
>More on Adie's Session

Saturday, October 1, 2021

12:00 PM
In Person
Host: APA Miami Valley

Touring Dayton's Welcome Park Bike Yard

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

11:45 AM
In Person
Host: APA Cincinnati
CM | 1.0

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Touring the Lick Run Greenway

Human Nature and a multi-disciplinary project team identified comprehensive wet weather strategies for reducing one of MSDGC’s largest-volumetric combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the Lick Run Watershed. The recommended wet weather strategies focus on MSDGC’s Communities of the Future program, which pairs the goals of CSO reduction with economic development, urban renewal, and long-term community health and sustainability. Central to this comprehensive wet weather strategy are restoring the historical Lick Run stream within a vibrant landscape, constructing green infrastructure controls, and providing a catalyst for community redevelopment. As part of the efforts to revitalize the community and promote redevelopment, new parking areas, a multi-use access path, additional lighting, transportation improvements, and educational signage will be used to create and promote access to the new space adjacent to the open channel. This site tour will highlight each of these components and allow attendees to see how this plan has come to life.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

12:00 PM 
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Cincinnati
CM | 1.0

Team Up To Green Up: A Case-Study in Plan-Driven Community Alignment

No one plans for planning’s sake. We plan in order to drive positive change and create healthier communities. Team Up To Green Up (TUTGU) is a case study in local planning leading to the alignment of major stakeholders within a community in Southwest Ohio, resulting in positive change and a healthier community. This panel will share how TUTGU came to be, what it has accomplished, why it is important, and where it intends to go in the future.

12:00 PM 
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Cincinnati

CM | 1.0

A Tale of Two River Cities: Ohio River Recreation Trail and the Cuyahoga River Valley

The session will cover the revitalization and future vision for one of Ohio’s and the nations landmark locations, the Cuyahoga River Valley. Once a poster for environmental degradation, the Valley today is trending toward a thriving mixed-use district with elements of environmental remediation, diversifying healthy economies, and equitable spaces and housing opportunities. Learn about the Vision for the Valley Plan and the factors that went into creating the Plan, and innovative recommendations that are being implemented now.

12:00 PM 
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Cincinnati
CM | 1.0

Cincinnati 2030 District Building Occupant Health Guide

This session will introduce the planning community to the 2030 District movement (not a lot of planners are aware, but should be), introduce the Cincinnati 2030 District and it’s accomplishments so far, and zoom in on the occupant health pillar of the Cincinnati 2030 District.  Cincinnati is the only 2030 District to address the topic of occupant health, and thus offers a window into how we can orient our workplaces to greater support health.  In August of 2021, the district unveiled it’s Building Occupant Health Guide to help it’s members track and improve the health of it’s employees and building occupants.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded
Host: APA Ohio Legislative Committee
CM | 1.0 LAW
 

Ohio Statehouse 101: Advocacy Training

The work we do every day as planners is greatly impacted by decisions made in our state’s Capitol and you can be part of the legislative process! Join the APA Ohio Legislative Committee in welcoming Rachel Coyle of “How Things Work at the Ohio Statehouse” to find out how we can be better advocates for good planning across our state. This non-partisan training session will include the basics of how a bill becomes a law, how to identify and contact your state legislators, how to testify on bills, and stay up-to-date on issues.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded
Host: APA Ohio Legislative Committee
CM | 1.0 LAW
The Game of Politics in Planning: Hitting a Home Run with Electeds 

When it comes to serving Ohioans, planners and elected officials have a lot to learn from each other. This panel discussion hosted by the APA Ohio Legislative Committee will facilitate a conversation among elected officials and planning professionals from around the state on how we can be better partners in implementing change. We’ll discuss how to improve knowledge-sharing and support one another as we seek to improve our communities.

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Central Ohio
CM | 1.0

Cultivating Food Equity: The Story of the Implementation of the Joint City- County Food Action Plan

The development of the City of Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Action Plan was rooted in cultural competency and health equity and the teams and individuals responsible for implementing the Plan remain committed to these core tenets. The Joint City-County Local Food Team and two urban growers in the City of Columbus will provide an overview of how they focus on equity in local food system efforts and offer a real-world example of this work in action.

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Central Ohio
CM | 1.0

Integrating Equity into Housing Policies and Decision-Making

Housing needs and opportunities vary across the country, and even within Ohio. This session will evaluate the work that Delaware County, Licking County, and Lancaster have done to ensure they are providing equitable housing and thoughtful policy to ensure they are providing various kinds of housing types, price points, and locations. This session will also highlight the difficulties implementing housing strategies and compare the work being done to the MORPC Central Ohio Regional Housing Strategy.

Monday, October 18, 2021

12:00 PM
Live Online + Recorded
CM | 1.25

Keynote Session + APA Ohio Awards Presentation:
Chuck Marohn, Founder and President of Strong Towns
>More on Chuck's Session

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time 4:30 PM
In Person
Host: APA Central Ohio
CM | 1.0

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The RAPID 5 Project: Envisioning Social/Racial Equity through an integrated open space network in Central Ohio

ULI Columbus and MORPC have embarked on a project to develop a vision for an integrated open space network in central Ohio that will consider how to best use our natural assets to benefit our economy, manage growth, provide access for recreation, education, and health; preserve natural resources and enhance environmental health. This session will primarily focus on how the five greenway corridors – Big Darby Creek, Scioto River Corridor, Olentangy Corridor, Alum Creek, and Big Walnut Creek – envision a socially equitable network of communities, neighborhood assets, parks, trails, infrastructure, and transit within this region.

Meetup details: Columbus Metropolitan Library - Dublin Branch (MR 3). Happy hour to follow at North High Brewing

*Masks required indoors*

Thursday, October 21, 2021

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Cleveland
CM | 1.0

Rethinking Infrastructure: The Intersection of Transportation and Climate Change

Recent climate reports warn that fossil-fuel emissions have permanently damaged the Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in changes to the climate that we are already starting to see today. Heat waves, drought, loss of animal habitat and other negative impacts will only worsen without intervention.‚Äč According to the US EPA, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for about 29 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor of emissions of any sector. This increase is greater than any other sector in the last 30 years. This session explores ways that transportation infrastructure can be adapted to reduce its environmental impact. Attendees will hear from experts about how new electric vehicle infrastructure, green infrastructure and mass transit infrastructure projects are rethinking the way we design our transportation systems to contribute to a more resilient future.

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Cleveland
CM | 1.0

What Amtrak’s 3C+D Corridor Could Mean for Ohio

Despite being less than 250 miles apart, the last time Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati were connected directly by rail was in 1967. Amtrak is proposing to again connect the three cities, as well as Dayton, by passenger rail. Amtrak’s vision would turn both Cincinnati and Cleveland into new hubs for Amtrak service and increase connectivity between Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and New York City. The new federal infrastructure bill includes $66 billion investment in passenger rail.

Attendees will hear an overview of Amtrack’s proposed 3C+D Corridor project and an update on federal funding availability for the project. The session will also explore planning and economic implications of this new rail line in Ohio and a case study from the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority, which recently expanded its passenger rail.

5:00 PM
In Person
Host: APA Cleveland
CM | 1.0

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Happy Hour + Walking Tour: Columbus Street Peninsula and Cleveland Centre

Join members of the Cleveland Section of APA Ohio for a happy hour at Brick and Barrel and a walking tour discussing the history of the Columbus Street Peninsula and Cleveland Centre area how transportation has affected the land use of the area.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Miami Valley
CM | 1.0

State of Housing in the Greater Dayton Region

Housing, the forgotten necessity, is the hinge point between economic development and the standard of living in the area. Economic growth and development are tied to the availability of homes that will meet the housing market demand, targeting market-rate and workforce housing in an affordable, sustainable, and maintainable manner. This session will address these items and propose a road map for how we move forward to satisfy the housing needs of the Greater Dayton Region.

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Miami Valley
CM | 1.0

Equitable Development: Framework and Practice

Equity means that all people have access to the resources and opportunities that improve their quality of life.  Inequity is found when people experience barriers based on some form of isolation from needed resources. Inequity in our communities didn’t happen overnight. Past policies such as redlining, highway construction, and urban renewal and public housing allocated wealth and resources in certain areas leading to current inequitable landscape. While understanding issues associated with equity is a vital first step, how can planners move forward and transition awareness into action to implement initiatives, development and policies that build an equitable environment? This session examines and showcases local efforts in advancing equitable development in the Miami Valley.  The session will begin first by examining current landscape of inequity in the Miami Valley and the key principles of equitable development. The session then will highlight local housing project promoting equitable developments in the Miami Valley.

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Miami Valley
CM | 1.0

Pocket Neighborhood Developments and Community Land Trusts

What is a Pocket Neighborhood Development? What is a Community Land Trust? Learn about both innovative topics, including an historical overview of how the Pocket Neighborhood Development (PND) zoning overlay was added to the Yellow Springs’ zoning code and its unique attributes, which help to foster community, equity, and connection between residents. You’ll also hear about the history and benefits of the Community Land Trust (CLT) model of developing permanently affordable housing on community-owned land as a means of neighborhood stabilization and lasting inclusion. The recently completed Glen Cottages Pocket Neighborhood in Yellow Springs will be presented as the community’s first PND, developed and stewarded by the Yellow Springs Home, Inc. CLT.

Monday, November 1, 2021

5:30 PM
Host: APA Northwest Ohio
In Person

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Hot Topics in Northwest Ohio: Happy Hour + Exchange

The NW Ohio Section will host an in-person social gathering to network with fellow planners and professions. The social and networking event will allow planning and citizen planners to gather together to exchange ideas and discussions on current planning related topics that they are facing in their communities.

Meetup Details: Buffalo Wild Wings Maumee

Thursday, November 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Northwest Ohio
CM | 1.0

Citizen Participation Methods & Technologies to Encourage Engagement

This session will discuss various methods and technologies by several experts that can be used to encourage citizen participation. The presenters have both public and private backgrounds in planning to discuss what has worked and hasn’t worked to encourage public input. The public engagement methods discussed in the session will provide insight on ways to boost the citizen participation of Comprehensive Planning processes and other planning initiatives.

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
Host: APA Northwest Ohio
CM | 1.0

Methods & Experience for Citizen Participation in Suburban/Rural Comprehensive Plans

This session will discuss various citizen participation methods used in several comprehensive plan updates that were conducted in northwest Ohio. The discussion will reveal what methods were used on three different comprehensive planning updates and share experience on how successful the methods were on engaging citizen participation.

12:00 PM
Pre Recorded
CM | 1.5 ETHICS

Ethics for Planners

This session will include dialogue about ethical principles and guidelines that professional planners face. It will cover the AICP Code of Ethics and will apply the Code to ethics scenarios developed by the AICP Commission and drawing from the speaker’s experiences. The session will satisfy the AICP CM ethics requirement.