Program

Speakers and sessions will explore the journey of sustainability, improvement and anticipation – where we started, how we grew and where we are going as planners and community champions. Because, if we don’t learn from the past, we can’t prepare for the future.

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Program Key:

  Mobile Workshops   Sessions   Special Events

 

October 2, 2019
8:15AM-4:30PM

Mobile Workshop

Shrink or Swim? Akron's Bold Plan for Growth

Departs from Center Street B

October 2, 2019
9:00AM-4:30PM

Professional Development Workshop

Simpler and Better: A “Lean” Approach to Urban Planning

Center Street A

October 2, 2019
5:30-8:00PM

Opening Reception

Dante's Inferno | 1059 Old River Road, Cleveland

October 3, 2019
8:00-9:30AM

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Opening Plenary

Hope D

October 3, 2019
9:30AM-1:00PM

Transit Oriented Development: Old & New

Mobile Workshop

October 3, 2019
9:30AM-1:00PM

Putting People First in Neighborhood Planning: Old Brooklyn & Clark Fulton

Mobile Workshop

October 3, 2019
9:30AM-12:00PM

Cuyahoga Riverfront & the Flats East Bank (SOLD OUT)

Mobile Workshop

October 3, 2019
9:45-10:45AM

Ohio’s Small Cities Are Regaining Their Might: A Look Inside the Tiffin Story

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 3, 2019
9:45-10:45AM

Community as Expert: New Planning Approaches with a Racial Equity Lens

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 3, 2019
9:45-10:45AM

Building Neighborhoods with Youth

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 3, 2019
9:45-10:45AM

Has Pedestrianism Gone Too Far? Planning for Walkability in a Multi-Modal Context

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 3, 2019
9:45-10:45AM

Cleveland’s Intersection of CHOICE

Concurrent Session

Hope D

October 3, 2019
11:00AM-12:00PM

Attitudes and Progress Towards Regionalism in Northeast Ohio

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 3, 2019
11:00AM-12:00PM

The Once & Future Suburbs: How Maturing Communities are Evolving

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 3, 2019
11:00AM-12:00PM

Kindling & Re-Kindling: Firing Up Innovation in a Cool Place

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 3, 2019
11:00AM-12:00PM

Media, Stories & Community: Getting Personal

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 3, 2019
11:00AM-12:15PM

AICP Exam Prep

Concurrent Session

Hope D

October 3, 2019
1:15-2:15PM

Short + Sweet

Mini Sessions

Hope D

October 3, 2019
1:15-2:15PM

Advocacy for All

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 3, 2019
1:15-2:15PM

"Evolving" APA Ohio

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 3, 2019
1:45-4:45PM

From Private to Public: Reclaiming Euclid's Waterfront

Mobile Workshop

October 3, 2019
1:45-4:45PM

The Opportunity Corridor: Insights from Transformed Neighborhoods

Mobile Workshop

October 3, 2019
2:15-4:15PM

The Playouse Square District

Mobile Workshop

October 3, 2019
2:30-3:30PM

The Road to Vision Zero: Lessons & Next Steps

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 3, 2019
2:30-3:30PM

Evolving Economic Development Practices: Job Hubs & Competitive Futures

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 3, 2019
2:30-3:30PM

Urban Design for Ohio Communities

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 3, 2019
2:30-3:30PM

Building a Culture of Community Health in Cleveland

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 3, 2019
2:30-3:30PM

APA Ohio Board + General Membership Meeting

Concurrent Session

Hope A

October 3, 2019
3:45-4:45PM

Preparing Visionary Practitioners: Considering the Future of Planning Education

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 3, 2019
3:45-4:45PM

Building & Sustaining Mixed-Income Communities: From Theory to Reality

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 3, 2019
3:45-4:45PM

Ohioans in Orbit? Planning for the City’s Evolving Relationships with Outer Space

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 3, 2019
3:45-4:45PM

Seeing the Urban Forest Beyond Trees: The Cleveland Tree Plan

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 3, 2019
3:45-5:15PM

Last Call for Planning Ethics

Concurrent Session

Hope D

October 3, 2019
6:00-8:30PM

Conference Reception + APA Ohio Planning Awards Ceremony

The Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square | 1511 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

October 4, 2019
8:00-11:00AM

Habitat for Hard Places - A Cuyahoga River Cruise

Mobile Workshop

October 4, 2019
8:00-11:00AM

Great Places: Public Square & Ohio City’s West Side Market

Mobile Workshop

October 4, 2019
8:00-11:30AM

Collaboration to Connect Communities by Trails – A Bike Tour of Cleveland’s Waterfront and Trail

Mobile Workshop

October 4, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

The Burnham Plan for Cleveland’s Civic Center (SOLD OUT)

Mobile Workshop

October 4, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

Projecting Progress: A Dashboard for Tracking Plan Implementation and Showcasing Success

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 4, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

100 Years of Zoning in Ohio: How Cities Have Fared and Where We Go from Here

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 4, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

From Lifeless Pedestrian Mall to Rejuvenated Downtown Main Street

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 4, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

Exploring Ohio’s 3Cs Transit Oriented Development

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 4, 2019
9:15-11:15AM

A Day in the Life of a Downtown Resident

Mobile Workshop

October 4, 2019
9:15-10:15AM

Sparking Revitalization in Retail Corridors

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 4, 2019
9:15-10:15AM

Revitalizing Youngstown: Putting Youngstown 2010 to Work

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 4, 2019
9:15-10:15AM

Form-Based Zoning for the Rest of Us

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 4, 2019
9:15-10:15AM

Take Back the Mic: Stop Planning Public Meetings and Start Hosting Engaging Events

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 4, 2019
10:30-11:30AM

Creative Funding and Financing in a “New Normal” Small City

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 4, 2019
10:30-11:30AM

A Paradox for Transit in the Age of Autonomy

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 4, 2019
10:30-11:30AM

The Executive View: How Community Master Plans Shape a Community

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 4, 2019
10:30-11:30AM

Community Benefits Agreements

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 4, 2019
11:30AM-1:15PM

Keynote Luncheon | 11:30 AM

Hope D/E Ballrooms

October 4, 2019
1:30-3:00PM

Digital Master Planning 101: A Holistic Approach to Smart Communities

Concurrent Session

Center Street A

October 4, 2019
1:30-2:30PM

Planning for Age-Friendly Communities in Ohio

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 4, 2019
1:30-2:30PM

The Future Was Then: Lessons Foreseen in a Fully Electric Future

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 4, 2019
1:30-2:30PM

Small Cell Deployments

Concurrent Session

Center Street D

October 4, 2019
2:45-3:45PM

Preserving Ohio’s Rural Character: Hard Truths and New Strategies

Concurrent Session

Center Street B

October 4, 2019
2:45-3:45PM

Stuck Without the Middle: How Timid Housing Policies Could Hold Ohio Back

Concurrent Session

Center Street C

October 4, 2019
2:45-3:45PM

Beyond Blades of Grass: Strategic Planning for Vacant Land

Concurrent Session

Center Street D