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SaturdayMarina 2C. Advancing Equity in Minneapolis-St. Paul: Action Research, Advocacy and Place-making[CM 2.0; PDH/HSW 2.0] INTThis session will focus on three different aspects of advancing equity in the context of transit-orienteddevelopment in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul: participatory action research; developing andadvocating for policies to address racial equity in employment; and implementation of place-makingstrategies through the use of culture and the arts. The session will discuss how participatory action researchwas used to analyze the potential impacts of the land use decision on availability of affordable housing,jobs access, small and minority business retention, pedestrian safety and transit access. It will share howdiverse representatives worked together to develop and advocate for equitable hiring practices in publicinvestments in infrastructure and transportation.The session will also showcase two examples – the NativeAmerican Community Blueprint and the Irrigate Project – where culture and the arts are being used tobuild stronger communities.➤ Moderator: Erik Takeshita, Senior Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation - Twin Cities➤ Kate Hess Pace, Community Organizer, ISAIAH➤ Louis King, President and CEO, Summit Academy OIC; Founder, HIRE Minnesota➤ Justin Kii Huenemann, President, Native American Community Development Institute➤ Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts48Executive Center 2SeabreezeD. Completing Neighborhoods through Appropriate Infill: Community RevitalizationCase Studies [CM 2.0; PDH/HSW 2.0] INTAs the most populated state, California is looking for ways to accommodate new growth and developmentwithout further contributing to sprawl, traffic and long commutes. Directing growth to existing cities andtowns can be a cost-effective way to meet the demand for growth while revitalizing downtowns, reducingtraffic and improving California’s quality of life. Infill results in more homes located near jobs, schools,shopping and other frequent destinations, which means fewer cars on the roads and lower auto-relatedcosts for families. Speakers will review and discuss case studies of successful infill projects in California,demonstrating the fiscal and quality-of-life benefits provided by well-designed infill projects located withinexisting communities that provide residents a range of transportation and housing options. Panelists willreview ways infill projects provide economic benefits for cities while reducing greenhouse gas emissionsand promoting a healthier lifestyle.➤ Moderator: Terry Watt, AICP, Owner, Terrell Watt Planning Consultants➤ Mott Smith, Principal, Civic Enterprise Development, LLC➤ John Given, Principal, Investment and Development, CIM Group➤ Meea Kang, President, Domus Development, LLC; President, California Infill Builders AssociationE. Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI): An Interactive Demonstration[CM 2.0; PDH 2.0] INTPresident Obama’s Executive Order 13514 on “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and EconomicPerformance” has put a new emphasis on transforming the U.S.economy through intensified investmentsin a “green”economy. This session will introduce the Sustainable Return on Investment framework andexplain how it can be used as a tool to help promote sustainable investment strategies from an objectiveand transparent perspective. This session will describe how SROI has been applied in dozens of settings forprojects with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars, supplementing traditional performance measuresto help organizations integrate sustainability into their current decision-making process. The session willalso feature an interactive element where we duplicate an actual SROI client workshop to demonstrate inreal time how the SROI process can assist in making optimal sustainable decisions.
➤ Christopher Behr, LEED AP, Principal Economist, HDR Decision Economics➤ Adhir Kackar, Policy Manager, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S.EPA➤ Cynthia E.Winland, AICP, PCP, President and Principal Planner, Crescent Consulting, Inc.➤ Robin Kirschbaum, PE, LEED AP, Senior Water Resource Engineer, HDR EngineeringSaturdayNautilus 1F. Public Health, Transportation and Land Use: Institutionalizing Partnerships and Practicesto Create Healthier Communities [CM 2.0] INTA powerful connection exists between community health and transportation and land use decisions. Thesedecisions impact many critical issues, including safety, physical activity, environmental quality, equity andaccessibility. Professionals from all fields are embracing strategic partnerships to ensure that health is fullyintegrated into transportation and land use policies. However, to guarantee the long-term sustainability ofthese partnerships, public health agencies must institutionalize the ways in which they collaborate, bothinternally and with partner organizations. This two-part workshop will provide examples of how state andlocal public health departments can facilitate successful and enduring partnerships with transportationand land use agencies. You will first be introduced to new resources that can help professionals forge andsustain cross-agency partnerships, and then participate in roundtable discussions to identify strategies forcreating strong, lasting partnerships between public health, transportation and land use agencies.➤ Jeremy Cantor, MPH, Program Manager, Prevention Institute➤ Barb Alberson, MPH, Chief, Injury Control Section, California Department of Public Health➤ Dawn Foster, Senior Transportation Engineer, California Department of Transportation➤ Megan Wier, MPH, Epidemiologist, Program on Health, Equity, and Sustainability,San Francisco Department of Public Health➤ Michael Schwartz,Transportation Planner, San Francisco County Transportation Authority➤ Kirsten Frandsen, Program Coordinator, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Tacoma-Pierce CountyHealth Department,WA➤ Diane Wiatr, Mobility Coordinator, City of Tacoma,WA➤ Eloisa Raynault, MS, Public Affairs and Advocacy Program Manager,Transportation, Health and Equity, American Public Health Association➤ Mighty Fine, MPH, Public Health Practice Manager, Center for Professional Development,Public Health Systems and Partnerships, American Public Health Association➤ Jamila Porter, MPH, Assistant Director, Safe States Alliance➤ Eloisa Gonzalez, MD, MPH, Director, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Program,Los Angeles County Department of Public Health➤ Terri Fields Hosler, MPH, RD, Deputy Director, Shasta County Department of Public Health➤ Emily Sinkhorn, Senior Planner, Humboldt Partnership for Active Living49Nautilus 5 G. The Evolution of Smart Growth – The San Diego Story [CM 2.0; PDH/HSW 2.0] INTLike many areas, the San Diego region has an intertwined history of local, regional and non-profit planningwith a growing emphasis on smart growth. Last year, the region became the first in California to updateits Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) under state mandates for climate protection and carbon emissionreductions. The 2050 RTP and its Sustainable Communities Strategy was based upon, in large part, SanDiego’s Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) and local land use plans, which have increasingly focused onsmart growth and sustainability. As an example, the City of San Diego (the region’s largest jurisdiction)recently updated its General Plan, winning the American Planning Association’s prestigious Daniel BurnhamAward for Comprehensive Planning in 2010. Simultaneously, local non-profits have organized projects suchas the “Greater San Diego Vision” and “Sustainable Paradise.” Happening concurrently, these multiple efforts