Citizen Planning School

Learning Session 2 Materials (4/18/2015)

2015LearningSessionResources&MaterialsLearning sessions with academic experts, planning practitioners, community leaders and fellow citizens explore key issues in planning and sustainability. Citizen Planners and Champions receive practical tools and knowledge, network with others active in their communities and take part in question and answer sessions.

SESSION 2: Coping with a Turbulent Age – April 18th, 2015

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> MORNING SESSION: Building Blocks for Sustainability

Aaron Bartley, JD – Executive Director and Founder, PUSH Buffalo, presents on he topic of  land Use. He explores the ways we can remake and re-imagine our existing cities and towns to be more sustainable while ensuring economic and social equity for all of our residents. Kelly Dixon, MUP Transportation Planner, Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, presents on the topic of transportation.  She explores alternatives to car oriented development to allow for a greater range of transportation choices and modes. Maryam Khojasteh, MUP Research Support Specialist, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, University at Buffalo, covers a range of initiatives that are emerging to address the sustainability of the design and operations of our food systems. A session on Housing and Community Development, presented by Johanna Walczyk – Program Officer for Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Buffalo (LISC), sheds light on how affordable WNY housing really is and how policy plays a role.

Q&A with speakers and guest panelists.

Guest Panelists:

Della Miller, [Champion for Change 2014]
Ashley Smith Communications Coordinator, Elmwood Village Association [Champion for Change 2014]

> AFTERNOON SESSION : WORKSHOPS

nategWORKSHOP OPTION 1: Organizing for Change –Understanding how the system works and knowing how to influence outcomes. Nate Gulley of Open Buffalo introduced participants to the theory of change and public narratives.  Nate then helped participants form an effective organizing statement.

 

 

bryanCWORKSHOP OPTION 2: Mapping Tools for Change – The “citizen mapping” workshop shares online mapping tools that can be used by citizen planners to advocate for change in their neighborhood. Participants learned the basics of online mapping tools and data and got a chance to create their own maps that can be shared over the web and embedded into websites, blogs, or social media feeds.  Check out the “Mapping Metrics,” One Region Forwards online mapping tool here.

Session 2 Materials

Download the Learning Session 2 Agenda.

photosSession 2 Toolkit

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video Session 2 Lecture Videos (YouTube Playlist)


Introduction to Session 2
Robert Shibley, FAIA, AICP, Dean, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

Housing and Community Development
Johanna Walczyk – Program Officer for Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Buffalo (LISC)

Sustainable Transportation and Mobility
Kelly Dixon, MUP
Transportation Planner, Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council

Towards a More Sustainable and Healthy Food System
Maryam Khojasteh, MUP
Research Support Specialist, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, University at Buffalo 

Sustainable Land Use
Aaron Bartley, JD – Executive Director and Founder, PUSH Buffalo

Q&A with speakers and guest panelists.

Guest panelists:
Della Miller, [Champion for Change 2014]
Ashley Smith Communications Coordinator, Elmwood Village Association [Champion for Change 2014]