At the bucolic UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
2015 Symposium – Planning for Change: from Fragile to Agile superadmin
Fragile plans break down over time. These plans don’t anticipate how technology could change travel and urban life. Fragile plans extrapolate a continuation of past trends rather than a projection of future changes. Over time, a fragile plan’s guidance becomes less useful, and it is retired to the shelf.
Agile plans consider many future scenarios, including those that differ substantially from historic trends. Agile plans are resilient and adaptive. An agile plan continues to guide a planning organization’s learning over time, building in decision points for future actions.
Join us for a 2.5-day conversation on how big open data, civic innovation, and continuous learning will shape how planners respond to the challenges of urban and regional change
We are now able to collect more data than ever before. And we’re developing a greater ability to continually process this data into meaningful information for regional and urban planning. And this information can flow to the public and decision-makers faster than ever before.
The growing gap between the private and public sector’s ability to leverage data and technology to accomplish an organizational mission. This gap affects the public sector’s ability to absorb or respond to change, including change brought by private sector data and technology ventures.
Concerns about global warming and greenhouse gas emissions have been added to historic concerns about localized air pollutants which have direct human health effects.
EXPECTATIONS FOR PLANNING AND GOVERNMENT
Preferences are changing for residents of urban centers of urban centers. They demand new services and new technology-enabled pathways to access existing services. Some demand a more urban environment, with denser mixed-use neighborhoods and alternative transportation options.
Innovative mobility services are changing transportation options quicker than ever before. From bikeshare to real-time matched rideshare, expanding mobility options change the way people interact with cities.
A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
Environmental planning used to be concerned with assessing the impact of the project on the environment. Now, the environment is changing around parcels and infrastructure.
A structural deficit in transportation finance and the ongoing suspension redevelopment has moved funding scarcity from an impending challenge to the new normal.
Bill FultonDirector of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University
Hasan IkhrataExecutive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Steve HemingerExecutive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Sandra RosenbloomEditor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, Research Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
Managing the Planning Organization to Manage Change
At this year's Symposium, we'll take a deep dive into how planning organizations make internal adjustments to thrive in an era of accelerating change.