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National Planning Conference 2017

New York City hosts this week’s meeting of the National Planning Conference. Hashtag: 

For those with a veritable Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), Planeta.com is curating the event, or at least the tweets and public Facebook posts. It is not the same as being there, but we can share the news and follow up on the innovative ideas played out around the world.

Kudos to the organizers for hosting and sharing videos from the event and encouraging participants to tweet with the  hashtag.

Key Links
https://www.planning.org
https://www.planning.org/conference/info
https://www.planning.org/conference/info/guise
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanPlanningAssociation

Video
The Reinvention of America – Peter Leyden

Tip: Keep an eye on the APA channel

Event Questions

  • Does the conference have live and archived videos?
  • Are any NPC17 photos on Flickr or other photo sites? Bonus points for Creative Commons-licensed pics and artwork. This is not the NPC17 you are looking for.
  • What would locals like visitors to know about New York City?
  • What resources are available in the speakers’ room?
  • As planners, what apps can you recommend to the interested public?

Deep Dive Questions

  • How do locals connect with planners in their community?
  • With a nod to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, How are locals and visitors involved in the development, evaluation and course correction of tourism planning?
  • In terms of cultural and historic heritage, what US examples will be discussed at the upcoming UNESCO meeting?

Buzzwords
AI (Artificial Intelligence) – AV (Autonomous Vehicle)Big DataBikes – City Parks – Collaboration – Community – Deep Dive – Digital Literacy – Digitization – Diversity – Drones – Early Adopters – FOMO – Global Goals – Globalization – Green – Growth – Hyperloop – Innovators – Local – Paradigm Shift – Planning – Region – Reinvention – Regionalism – Sustainable Tourism – Sustainability – Tipping Point – Transition Urban – Visitors – World Heritage – Zoning

Quotable
Communities must plan. They need planners to do so.
– APA President Cynthia Bowen

We are suffering just now from a bad attack of economic pessimism.
– John Maynard Keynes, Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren

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