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Workshop on Integrated Transportation-Land Use Planning by xiw67167

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									                                      Workshop on
                                      Integrated
                                      Transportation-
                                      Land Use
                                      Planning
October 11, 2005
Denver, Colorado


Presented by
Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
USDOT Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program
                    Workshop Purpose



  To help MPO practitioners better
understand and implement strategies
    for more effectively integrating
transportation planning and land use
              planning.

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                         Learning Objectives


   What does it take to achieve success
    and/or progress?

   How are obstacles overcome (political,
    technical, resource, etc.)?

   What does my MPO have in common
    with the “success stories?”

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                                          Agenda

   Introduction & Background
   MPO Success Stories
   Exercise #1 – Diagnosing Your MPO’s Situation
   Break
   Tools of the Trade
   Exercise # 2 – Developing Strategic Roadmap
    for Your MPO
   Group Discussion – Your Next Steps
   Wrap-up/Adjourn
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                             Feedback Wanted!



   Your suggestions/thoughts on how to
    improve and/or change important and
    welcome

   Workshop evaluation form in folder – please
    complete before leaving!



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Background




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                                                                       Background

   In 2030, about half of the buildings in
    which Americans live, work, and shop will
    have been built after 2000.
   Nearly half of what will be the built
    environment in 2030 doesn’t even exist
    yet.
   Most of the space built between 2000
    and 2030 will be residential space.
    Arthur Nelson, Toward a New Metropolis: The Opportunity to Rebuild America (Brookings
        Institution, December 2004).

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                                     Background

   Growing awareness that transportation
    planning is land use planning
   Public drumbeat for preserving quality of life
   MPOs are at forefront of transportation
    decision-making at local level
   Need to learn how to do “more with less” –
    fiscal constraint & environmental realities
   Some good examples out there
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                                Background

   AMPO/USDOT Report
    on MPO Noteworthy
    Practices completed
    April 2004


   Report focused on both
    results and processes
    for achieving them


   Intent was to distill and
    describe transferable
    aspects of successful
    strategies
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Success Stories




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                                MPO Success Stories

    Thurston
    Regional
Planning Council
  (Olympia WA)

                                        Tri-County
                                     Regional Planning
                                       Commission
                                        (Peoria IL)




  Southern
  California
Association of
Governments
(Los Angeles)




                                                           Atlanta
                                                          Regional
                                                         Commission



                 San Antonio-
                    Bexar
                 County MPO




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                               MPO Success Stories

   Atlanta Regional Commission: Livable Centers
    Initiative
   San Antonio-Bexar County MPO: Interactive CD &
    Manual for Improving Dialogue on Land Use &
    Transportation
   Southern California Association of Governments:
    Creating Livable Places - Growth Visioning
    Presentations
   Thurston Regional Planning Council: “Getting There”-
    The Land Use-Transportation Connection
   Tri-County Regional Planning Commission: Tazewell
    County Traffic Congestion Mitigation Corridor Study    12
                                                    Mapping Successful Practices
Use MPO process &
   tools to facilitate                             Metropolitan Planning Organization
 transportation-land
     use planning
      integration
                                        Long Range                                     Transportation
                                                               Unified Planning
                                       Transportation                                  Improvement
                                                                W ork Program
                                           Plan                                           Program




                                                                Integrated             Transportation
                                                                                         -Land Use
                    Regional                                Transportation-Land            Project
                    Vision &                                   Use Planning              Initiativ es
                     Goals




                                                                                                          Emphasize strong
                                                                                                           collaboration and

                    Involvement of
                                                                Local Land Use                           coordination between
                                                                                                        MPO process and local
                   policy-makers in                         Decision-Making Entities                       land use planning
                     leadership of
                 transportation-land
                    use integration
                        efforts



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Three Legs of Successful Processes


       Successful
       Processes




           Policymaker Engagement




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                          Use MPO Process & Tools


   The “classic” MPO planning process
    provides a framework for addressing T-LU
    integration
       LRTP for articulating shared regional vision &
        goals (not simply transportation)
       UPWP for determining best ways to achieve
        them
       TIP for making them real (implementation of
        goal-supportive projects/programs)

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                          Use MPO Process & Tools


   Use the rich tools & techniques embodied in
    the traditional MPO planning process
   Keys are:
       Being “strategic” – ensuring on-going linkages
        between LRTP, UPWP & TIP
                    and
       Being innovative and resourceful


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                           Policymaker Engagement

   Policymakers need to believe and
    agree that:
       There is a serious problem to be addressed
       They are the right ones to address it and would
        be irresponsible if they didn’t
       Their approach is reasonable, sensible and
        responsible
       They care deeply and face difficult decisions

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                            Policymaker Engagement

   Make the process transparent - seek
    community buy-in & continuous
    involvement/feedback
       Documented community consensus gives
        policymakers “legs” for making tough decisions
       Give them plenty of evidence to back up the
        positions they articulate publicly (data, etc.)

   Identify a champion (or champions) willing to
    spend political capital on a sometimes
    “risky” issue
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                  MPO-Local Collaboration/Cooperation


   Recognize that local organizations are
    ultimately responsible for land use planning
       Emphasize role of local organizations or
        officials, with the MPO facilitating rather than
        dictating initiatives
       More effective to employ local authorities than
        to try prescribing actions they must take




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                 MPO-Local Collaboration/Cooperation


   Be willing to lead during project conception but
    ultimately play facilitator for local solutions and
    innovations
   Be flexible enough to take advantage of local
    leadership, knowledge and innovation where it
    exists
   Build relevant partnerships with local organizations
    and provide flexible and transferable planning
    resources
   Help empower local agencies & actors to make
    effective choices
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Three Legs of Successful Processes


       Successful
       Processes




           Policymaker Engagement




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Advice from the MPOs




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                                  Advice from the MPOs

• Be brutally honest about the difficulties

• There is no silver bullet, just silver
  buckshot

• Baby steps are faster than big strides

• Never forget the politics of
  implementation

  (Thanks to Thera Black, TRPC)
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Group Exercises




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                        Exercise #1 – Key Questions

   What are some of the recent efforts
    undertaken by your MPO to further
    integration or coordination of transportation
    planning with land use planning?
       Were these efforts at the regional plan level,
        project level, corridor or subarea plan level, in a
        policy statement, or something else?
       How would you characterize the success or
        effectiveness of these efforts?
       To what extent do regional policy-makers
        understand/know of these efforts? The region’s
        residents?                                    25
                      Exercise #1 – Key Questions

   How would you characterize your MPO’s
    strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
    related to advancing integrated transportation-land
    use planning?
   What changes are (or may be) occurring in your
    MPO’s planning environment that might affect your
    responses to the SWOT assessment?
   Describe the transportation-land use planning
    integration goal that you would like to see your
    MPO achieve.

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                         Exercise #2 – Key Questions

   What efforts has your MPO undertaken to address
    integration or coordination of transportation planning with
    land use planning?
   How would you characterize your MPO’s strengths,
    weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to advancing
    integrated transportation-land use planning?
   What changes are (or may be) occurring in your MPO’s
    planning environment?
   What is the transportation-land use planning integration goal
    that you would like to see your MPO achieve?
   What are the resources (staff, technology, financial)
    available to help pursue your MPO’s goal for transportation-
    land use planning integration and how might competing
    MPO priorities affect their availability?
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          What’s Your Next Step?


(Thanks for graphic to Jane Hayse, ARC)
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                           Other Resources

   Report on Pilot
    Workshop Session
    (May 2005) available
    on AMPO website




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                             Feedback Wanted!



   Your suggestions/thoughts on how to
    improve and/or change important and
    welcome

   Workshop evaluation form in folder – please
    complete before leaving!



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                                                        Closing Thoughts

The Importance of “Story”

   "The Information Age we all prepared for is ending. Rising
    in its place is what I call the Conceptual Age, an era in
    which mastery of abilities that we've often overlooked and
    undervalued marks the fault line between who gets ahead
    and who falls behind."

   “[For knowledge workers and organizations to] flourish in
    this age, we'll need to supplement our well-developed high
    tech abilities with aptitudes that are "high concept" and
    "high touch."
    (Adapted from Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind (2005).)

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                                  Instructors


Peter Plumeau, Wilbur Smith Associates
802/985-2530 or 703/645-2995
pplumeau@wilbursmith.com


Bethany Whitaker, Wilbur Smith Associates
802/985-2530
bwhitaker@wilbursmith.com

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