List of Suggested Presentation Topics by heapsofluvv


									NMAPA 2009 Annual Conference

List of Suggested Presentation Topics
Topic 1 -- Planning roles and responses to climate change Proposed federal climate change and energy legislation: What are the implications? Other emerging policies and requirements (NEPA, building codes, zoning, emergency response, etc.) Transportation planning to address climate change issues Land use planning to address climate change issues Planning for alternative energy Greenhouse gas emissions and predicted effects of climate change in New Mexico The effects of climate change on our water supply Innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies Topic 2 -- Planning for clean air The implications of ozone non-compliance Industrial facility site location and permitting -- issues and potential solutions Environmental justice issues and potential solutions The PM10 and PM2.5 problem – issues and potential solutions Regional haze Topic 3 -- Planning during tough economic times Planning for housing during a housing slump Topic 4 - Transportation planning and design Proposed federal transportation (re)authorization: What are the implications? Emerging issues in transportation finance: Is there a funding “crisis”? Update on major transportation projects and initiatives in New Mexico Planning and design for pedestrians Planning and design for bicyclists Planning and design for public transit Transportation performance measurement: What is it and why is it important? Transit oriented development Context sensitive design – What is it? And why is it needed? Tribal transportation issues Corridor planning – examples, issues, and innovative solutions Topic 5 – Planning for fiscal sustainability Capital budgeting versus life-cycle planning Dwindling federal funding vs. aging infrastructure Securing federal funding for local projects Needs evaluation methodologies Strategies for allocating limited funds Public private partnerships Tax increment development districts Regional revenue sharing Topic 6 - Planning in traditional communities Night sky preservation Participation strategies for traditional communities Case studies on traditional community planning Agricultural land preservation/rural land stewardship Historic and cultural resources

Natural resource planning Planning in land grant communities Overlay zones for cultural protection Topic 7 – The built environment Design techniques that encourage active transportation New approaches to zoning PUDs, TOD’s, UGB’s and other acronyms Best practices in town design Topic 8 – Planning Law Topic 9 – Planning Ethics Topic 10 - Other “hot issues” Health Impact Assessments: What are they and why are they important? Border planning issues – security, immigration, environmental and community impacts Billboard controls Food systems planning/food security

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