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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Box lunch provided

Cost: $100

Professional Development Workshop
Simulating Divisive Community Conflict to Develop Collaborative Skill-Sets

Communities regularly confront divisive conversations about the appropriate use(s) of public space. In recent years, discussions about memorials and monuments in the public realm have become especially contentious. In 2018, OSU’s Knowlton School recently featured Confronting Landscapes of Conflict, an installation and multi-party negotiation role-play inspired by communities considering what to do about Confederate civil war monuments. During this session, facilitators will illustrate how city planning and landscape architecture students designed and utilized this simulation and share reflections about Columbus community leaders who took participated.  Participants in the session will play the Camp Seward Negotiation Simulation, share their own experience related to divisive community conflict, and discuss if/when simulations of divisive conflict might be used to bridge divides in the classroom and in the community. 

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Reception @ Pins Mechanical

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7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote: M. Nolan Gray

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions:
Barrier-Free Neighborhoods
Alternative Funding for Roads and Bridges
Leveraging Voluntary Carbon Markets to Restore Urban Forests
Preparing for Future Growth in Delaware County
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions:
Healthy Equity in Unlikely Places
How to Approach Design Guidelines
JobsOhio Programs for Communities
Simcinnati: How the City is 'gamifying' engagement
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch on your own
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions:
Flags & Murals Oh My! Challenging Sign Issues Post Reed
Hot Tub Time Machine: Rezoning an 80s Era Office Park
Right-sizing your Approach to Active Transportation Planning
Building a Regional Waterfront: New & Equitable Connections
Let's Party at the Pier! Programming + Design = Great Public Space
The Road to AICP: Process, Preparation and Passing
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Concurrent Sessions:
Ohio Ethics Law
Zoning for Infill Housing: Addressing Barriers to Development
Planner Feud - Planners Battle over what the 'Survey Says'
Planning for a Wave of Climate Migration
Small-Scale Interventions that Ripple through Communities
Demystifying FAICP
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conference Reception @ COSI

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7:45 AM - 3:00 PM Registration
Complimentary Headshots (signup required)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions:
Authentic & Alive Uptown Westerville
Regrowing (New) Urbanism in Appalachia
AV Regulations in Ohio
Reimagining our Cities and the Practice of Foresight
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions:
Affordable Housing 101
FRAMEWORK: Collaborating and Unprecedented Change
Single-Family Build-to-Rent Communities
Growing Transit in the Urban Core with a Passion

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Plated lunch provided

Keynote Speaker: Majora Carter

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions:
Ethics Training - Daytime TV Edition
Transit Oriented Placemaking
Bridging the Technical Divide: Harness Planning Skills
Strengthen Social Infrastructure in Communities
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 2023 Ohio Planning & Zoning Law Update
The National Digital Trails Project
Transforming Neighborhoods
Accessory Dwelling Units: Benefits and Challenges