50th Conference Program

Sunday, June 23

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

1.00 - 6.00

Registration
Exhibit program:
Successful Designs & Programs for Reshaping Suburbia

Afternoon

Walking and Biking Tours of Portland
Tour: Orenco Station: a Growing, Sustainable TOD

6.00 - 7.00

Welcome Reception

Monday, June 24

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Morning

WELCOME & PLENARY SESSIONS
Charlie Hales, Mayor
Tom Hughes, Metro President
IMCL Board

Suburbia and the Health of Our Children
Richard J. Jackson, Los Angeles, CA
Reshaping Suburbia: The Challenge
Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Portland, OR
Creating Healthy Suburban Neighborhoods: Freiburg, Germany
Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Freiburg, GERMANY
Retrofitting Suburbia
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Atlanta, GA

Governor Hotel, Heritage Ballroom

Lunch

Conference Luncheon

Concurrent Sessions

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Afternoon

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
Moderator: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Portland, OR
Sustainable Social Health
Carolina Casares, Decatur, GA
Social Sustainability and Suburbia
Steve Rossiter, Bondi Junction, AUSTRALIA

IMPLEMENTING SIGNATURE STREETS, COMPLETE STREETS & GREEN STREETS
Moderator: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Portland, OR
Signature Streets Create Vibrant Social Activity and Spur Civic Engagement
Scott Scarfone, Baltimore, MD
Broadway-King Street Recreation Corridor Case Study
Gordon Shaw, Yorkton, CANADA
Pontiac Livability Study: Downtown Pontiac Transportation Assessment
Thomas Coleman, Chicago, IL
Building Partnerships to Implement Complete Streets in Hawai’i
Heidi Hansen Smith, Honolulu, HI

Governor Hotel, Billiard Room

Afternoon

HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS COLLABORATIVE PLANNING
Moderator: Ettore Maria Mazzola, Rome, ITALY
The HUD Choice Neighborhoods Program in Action
Adam Rosa, Chicago, IL
City of Hamilton’s Neighborhood Action Strategy
Suzanne Brown, Hamilton, ON, CANADA

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: BEST PRACTICES
Moderator: Ettore Maria Mazzola, Rome, ITALY
Fremont’s Community Outreach Team – A Volunteer-Based Approach to Boosting Community Involvement
Dan Schoenholz, Fremont, CA
Public Participation Helps Ease Urban Transition Under “Smart Growth”
David Burns, Lacey, WA

HOLISTIC PLANNING FOR SUBURBAN WALKABILITY
Moderator: Ettore Maria Mazzola, Role, ITALY
Access Suburbia – From Plan to App – Embracing Suburbia in Regional Networks of Walkability
Rick Phillips, Emeryville, CA
A Holistic Approach to Community Connectivity
Cindy Health, Plainfield, NH

Governor Hotel, Library

Afternoon

HEALTH, WELL-BEING & URBAN DESIGN: METRICS & TOOLS
Moderator: Ferd Johns, Oak Harbor, WA
Improving Suburbs for All Ages: Scorecard and Toolkit
Scott Ranville, Littleton, CO
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps – Health Being Where You Live, Learn, Work & Play
Angela Russell, Madison, WI

LEGAL ISSUES IN ACHIEVING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Moderator: Ferd Johns, Oak Harbor, WA
The Pathology of Suburbs
David Green, Atlanta, GA
How Comprehensive Planning Makes Suburbia More Sprawling
Michael Lewyn, Central Islip, NY
The Impact of Regulatory and Contractual Bias in Building on Community Health and Amenity
Peter Sarlos, Lane Cove, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Governor Hotel, Card Room

Afternoon

INNOVATIVE VISIONS FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
Moderator: Lamine Mahdjoubi, Bristol, UK
Patchwork – A Model for Sustainable Neighborhood Design
Skip Graffam, Philadelphia, PA
Effective Citizen Engagement Strategies for Large Scale Urban Intensification
Lise Burcher, Guelph, CANADA

PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH
Moderator: Lamine Mahdjoubi, Bristol, UK
MC2 Community Hub – Innovative Planning for Community Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion
Nicole Daws, Manningham, AUSTRALIA
Destination Healthcare: Marketing a Healthy/Healthcare Community
Gary Clinton Wheat II, Aurora, CO

SUBURBAN STORMWATER RETROFITTING
Moderator: Lamine Mahdjoubi, Bristol, UK
Inglenook: A Sustainable Suburban Community
Neil Myers, Indianapolis, IN
Suburban Street Stormwater Retrofitting: Design Implications in the Sprawling American Southwest
Andrew Fox, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, June 25

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Morning

IMCL AWARD RECIPIENTS

Building Healthy Suburban Neighborhoods: Salt Lake City
Ralph Becker, Mayor, City of Salt Lake City, UT

Creating a Heart in a Suburban City: Carmel, IN
James Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel, IN

PLANNING BICYCLE-FRIENDLY SUBURBS AND CITIES
The Experience from Freiburg, Germany
Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Freiburg, GERMANY

NEIGHBORHOODS FOR ALL
The Lifetime Community
Philip Stafford, Bloomington, IN
Universal Design on the Urban Scale
Wolfgang Preiser, Scottsdale, AZ

Concurrent Sessions

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Afternoon

CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Metro and the Portland-metropolitan Area’s Experience
Rex Burkholder & Jessica Atwater, Portland, OR

TOOLS FOR ACHIEVING ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
Making the Economic Case for Active Transportation
Elliot Akwai-Scott, Portland, OR
Characteristics of Suburban Cyclists and Walkers:What Citizens Want and Need
Shelley Oylear and Kimberly Repp, Hillsboro, OR
Designing Facilities to Improve Bike User Safety and Comfort in the Suburban Context
Drusilla van Hengel, Portland, OR
Shelley Oylear, Hillsboro, OR

ASSESSING ACCESSIBILITY
Achieving an Accessible Healthy Community
Mary Ann Jackson, AUSTRALIA

Governor Hotel, Billiard Room

Afternoon

URBAN FORM AND LIVABILITY
From Town to Suburb: The Loss of Urban Form in America after WWII
Selena Anders, Rome, ITALY

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND SUBURBIA
Reclaiming Suburbia: A Case Study of Historic Preservation in Northeast Baltimore City
Eric Holcomb and Lauren Schiszik, Baltimore, MD

RESHAPING THE MALL AND THE STRIP
Retrofitting a Suburban Mall (Northtown Plaza) into a New Town Center
Hiro Hata, Buffalo, NY
The College of Corridor Knowledge – Reinventing Corridor Crossroads as Urban Centers
Gary Rogers and Jonathan Allen, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

COMBATTING FOOD DESERTS
Where the Garden and the Concrete Meet: Decreasing Food Deserts in Ouachita Parish
Brianna Lyons, New Orleans, LA
GIS Mapping of Toronto’s Food Retail Environments to Inform Low Income Apartment Tower Community Revitalization
Brian Cook, Toronto, CANADA

Governor Hotel, Library

Afternoon

HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO ENSURE EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES
Creating and Sustaining Inclusive and Equitable Communities in the Western USA
Kurt Creager and Paul Peninger, Seattle, WA
Informing Federal Affordable Housing Policy with a Health Impact Assessment
Holly Holtzen, Columbis, OH
Building Healthy Communities through Affordable Housing Development
Elizabeth Westburg, Seattle, WA

THE SQUARE – A PLACE FOR SOCIAL AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Civic and Social Engagement in Piazza San Cosimato, Rome, Italy
Paul Zorr, Auburn, AL

WOMEN AND CITIES
Courage and Common Sense: Women and Cities
Jane Jose, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

PLANNING FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL
Trials, Tribulations, and Transit Planning in California’s Central Valley
David Schecter and Wilma Quan, Fresno, CA

Governor Hotel, Card Room

Afternoon

RESHAPING SUBURBIA
The Suburban Shopping Mall: Can it Contribute to the Health and Well-Being of an Aging Population? 
Melissa Cannon, Portland, OR
Multi-Generational Planning to Reshape Suburbia: Demographic Change and Theoretical Insights
Amanda Micklow, Ithaca, NY
Village Design as a Retrofit Solution for Suburbia
Christopher Mare, Bellingham, WA

WALKABILITY AND ACTIVE LIVING
Pedestrians as an Indicator Species for a Healthy Community – Walkability at MuellerAustin
Jane Futrell Winslow, Austin, TX
Planning and Design of Sustainable Urban Parks: a Methodology and Two Case Studies in Vancouver and Melbourne
Patricia Rios Cabello, Querétaro, MEXICO

INTEGRATING PUBLIC HEALTH AND PLANNING
Health Impact Assessment Methods: An Evaluation of Practice in the United States

Joseph Schuchter, Berkeley, CA

Governor Hotel, Billiard Room

Evening

Discussion Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, June 26

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Morning

REPLACING A DEGRADED SUBURB WITH A BIOPHILIC DESIGN
Proposal for Urban Regeneration of the Suburb ZEN, Palermo, Italy
Ettore Maria Mazzola, Rome, ITALY

DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Portland, OR

CHILDREN IN SUBURBIA
Life in Suburbia and its Implications on Children's Use of Outdoors
Lamine Mahdjoubi, Bristol, ENGLAND, UK

COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC HEALTH / PLANNING PROGRAMS
Transforming Healthy Communities: Sonoma Health Action
Peter Rumble, Santa Rosa, CA
Healthy Toronto by Design: The Role of Public Health in Shaping a Healthy City
David McKeown, Toronto, CANADA

Concurrent Sessions

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Afternoon

ACHIEVING HEALTHY BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
Public Health and Urban Densification in Australia: Synergies and Contradictions
Lou Wilson, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
The Role of Legislation in Population Health Strategies – a Case Study of Adelaide, Australia
Johannes Pieters, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

A Culture Sensitive Design Approach to Sustainable and Healthy New Town Development in China
        Changshan Huang, College Station, TX, USA


RESHAPING SUBURBAN TOWNS
Transforming Suburbia through the City General Plan
George Glade Shaw, South Jordan, UT
Langley’s Public Realm Plan: “From Grey to Green”
Gayle Martin, Deputy Mayor, and Gerald Minchuk, Langley, BC, CANADA
New Life for Old Plans: Reimagining America’s Most Well-known Planned City for the 21st Century
Jane Dembner, Columbia, MD

  Governor Hotel, Billiard Room

Afternoon

URBAN DENSITY, LIVABILITY AND HEALTHY URBAN FORM
Capturing Urban Intensity
Andres Sevtsuk, SINGAPORE
Placebos and Medications: Mitigating the Contradiction between Suburbia and Sustainability Towards Healthy Communities
Alcestis Paraskevi Rodi, Athens, GREECE
Unique Character with Ordinary Fabric
Thomas Hubka, Portland, OR

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS AND RECREATION TRAILS
From Space to Place: Neighborhood Park as a “Third Place”
Nidhi Gulati and C. Scott Shafer, College Station, TX
Greenville Hospital System Swamp Rabbit Trail: Year 1 Findings
Lisa Hallo, Greenville, SC

HEALTH EQUITY PLANNING
Health Equity for Displaced Citizens
Courtney Anderson, Atlanta, GA
Social Justice and the Obesity Crisis
Melvin Delgado, Boston, MA

Governor Hotel, Library

Afternoon

ACTIVATING SOCIAL CAPITAL TO RESHAPE SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES
Civic Ecology: A Citizen-Driven Framework for Transforming Suburban Communities
Timothy Smith, Portland, OR
Know Your Neighbors, Save the Planet
Thomas Macias, Burlington, VT

VISIONING WITH SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES
Best Practices: Lessons from Visioning, Dialoguing, and Collaborating with Suburbia
Marjorie Callahan, Norman, OK
The Turning Point: A Story of Advocacy, Partnership and Community Buy-in
Sherry Barrett, Spartanburg, SC

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN RESTORING NATURE PLACES IN SUBURBIA
Unity Gardens: A Countywide Model of Community Gardening
Scott Sernau, South Bend, IN
People Making Places, Places Making People
Philip R. Heywood, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Governor Hotel, Card Room

Afternoon

ENVCOURAGING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
What Makes a Healthy Community? Examining the Role of the Built and Social Environment in Enhancing Physical Activity
Mika Moran, Haifa, ISRAEL
Partnerships and Park Design for Healthy Communities
Bianca Shulaker, San Mateo, CA
 

FACILITATING WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
Transit in Suburbia: An Analysis of Perth’s Mass Transit System and How American Suburbs Can Overcome Automobile Dependency

Staci Haber, New York, NY
The Glue of the City: Designing an Inteconnected System of Public Spaces in Calgary’s Center City
Armaghan Baghoori, Calgary, CANADA
A GIS-based Pedestrian Network Model
Mengyuan Xu, Spokane, WA
 

IDEAS FOR SUBURBIA
Making Suburbs Lovable: Grounding Suburban Residents in Their Homes, Neighborhoods and Public Spaces as a Foundation for Sustainability

Laura Banks Bochinski, Bellingham, WA
Secession: Its Not All Blue and Gray
Kristin Porter, Athens, GA

Evening

The Human Scale. A film by Andreas Dalsgaard featuring the work of Jan Gehl, Jan Gehl Architects

Thursday, June 27

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Morning

PORTLAND CITY AND METRO: CREATING HEALTHY SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES

Achieving Twenty-Minute Neighborhoods in Portland
Susan Anderson, Portland, OR
Growing Transit Oriented Development in Oregon’s Silicon Forest
Colin Cooper, Hillsboro, OR
Urban Acupuncture
Michael Mehaffy, Portland, OR


WORKSHOP
Achieving a Healthy Suburban Community: Goals, Players, Strategies and Tools

Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Afternoon

TOURS

Walking and Bike Tours to Portland’s Suburban Neighborhoods

Urbanizing a Suburban Downtown: Hillsboro, an Outer Ring City

50th Conference

IMCL 50th Conference