Friday, April 13, 2012

Dover Kohl & Partners presenting at APA National Conference

Dover-Kohl will be in Los Angeles, California for the American Planning Association's National Conference. The conference runs from Saturday April 14 through Wednesday April 17, and brings together many top planning professionals from around the country. Victor Dover and Jason King will represent Dover-Kohl at the following sessions:

Mobility Fees, TDRs, and Form-Based Guidelines
Sunday April 15, from 10:00AM to 11:15AM

Explore the Market Area approach being used in Pasco County, Florida. and its three distinct planning tools – mobility fees, transfer of development rights, and form-based guidelines. This incentive-based program established five Market Areas, each with its own policies for growth, transportation, economic development, conservation, and impact fees. Learn how the approach celebrates diversity and allows for long-term, sustainable development.

Form-Based Codes 10+ Years Later
Sunday, April 15 4:00PM to 5:15PM

Review the results and assess the environmental performance of form-based codes. Explore case studies in transit-oriented development, sprawl repair, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, corridor transformation, and the creation of complete, walkable neighborhoods in a suburban context. Discover the process for creating form-based codes and lessons learned on the ground, as well as new uses – such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

FAICP Induction Ceremony
Sunday April 15, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Fellows of AICP are honored in recognition of the achievements of the planner as an individual, elevating the Fellow before the public and the profession as a model planner who has made significant contributions to planning and society. Fellowship is granted to planners who have been members of AICP and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Those chosen become members of the College of Fellows. Victor Dover will be inducted into the AICP College of Fellows at this year's Conference.

Scales of Urbanism on a Sustainable Platform
Monday April 16, from 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Learn why intelligent planning and zoning reform at all land scales are essential for successful sustainability. Understand how the careful repair of existing places and wise infill can positively reduce vehicle miles travelled and greenhouse gas emissions to a greater extent than many “green gizmos.” Discover tools being used nationwide to promote walkable, mixed use urbanism and reduce emissions.   

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