In June 2011, the HRTPO Board approved the Hampton Roads Regional Land Use Map report. Succeeding the research scan of best practices from 2010, this report documented the tools developed and efforts undertaken to develop the Existing and Future Regional Land Use Map for the Hampton Roads region. Additionally, the Future Regional Land Use map was visualized and made available for interactive use to the public. In November 2011, the American Planning Association selected the HRTPO to develop a poster entitled ‘Mapping Hampton Roads’ Regional Land Uses’ for presentation at the 2012 American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The four-day conference features more than 200 conference sessions and 65 mobile workshops that focus on a variety of topics such as demographic changes, transit-oriented development, alternative energy, food systems and public health. The conference focuses on addressing the challenges facing cities and communities today, and tomorrow.
HRTPO Staff developed and presented the poster, aimed towards planners, policy makers, and citizens from across the United States. The poster highlighted key points of the research scan and map development process, as well as showcases the Common Land Use Classification System, the Existing and Future Land Use Maps, and the visualization tool developed for interactive public use.