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National Charrette Institute Trainings

NCI trains and supports professionals and community leaders in the NCI Charrette System – an accelerated, collaborative, design-based process that harnesses the talents and energies of all interested stakeholders to create and support a feasible plan. Through research and publication, NCI continues to bring innovation to the process of transformative collaboration. The next round of national trainings on the NCI Charrette System will take place Oct. 24-27 in Chicago. Registration ends October 6. Learn more and register... Read more

APA 2017 Policy and Advocacy Conference

​Join APA in Washington, D.C., for the annual Policy and Advocacy Conference. This year’s program will feature sessions on: federal, state, and local concerns, advocacy training; a deep dive on issues likely to affect planners over the next decade at our annual Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas and new thoughts on policy topics every planner should understand. Fees: APA Member and Nonmember $195; APA Leadership $95 Deadline to register September 14. Learn more and register... Read more

Smart Growth in the Midwest: An Overview of Policies and Practice

Is “Smart Growth” a relevant term in the Midwest? How has the concept influenced planning and development in the America’s heartland, and how do current practices compare to notions of smart growth as established by the American Planning Association and the experience of planners in other parts of the country? This webinar will explore these questions through the lens of consultant planners working in rural and urban communities across Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In this Smart Growth Network webinar, Jason... Read more

Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management (PAS 587)

Waste may be a local issue, but the growing movement to rethink how it’s generated and utilized is beginning to happen on a much larger scale. With talk of circular economies and closed loop systems becoming more common among companies, nonprofits and local governments, the interest in sustainable material and waste management (MWM) is on the rise. Seeing an opening in this field, the American Planning Association (APA) released a report this spring outlining how planners can get more involved.... Read more

Planners4Health: Sustaining Momentum

This session of American Planning Association’s Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on sustaining the healthy communities movement. Participants will learn about strategies for sustainability, including disseminating lessons learned and spreading best practices. There will be a continued focus on equity. Participants will learn about Plan4Health and partner resources, tools, and success stories. Register now... Read more

Naturally Resilient Communities

Green infrastructure can play a crucial role in helping to reduce flood risk, while also providing a wide variety of additional benefits, including improved water quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat. In this free webinar from the American Planning Association, planning professionals from Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; and Pierce County, WA will discuss how they are using green infrastructure to address community flood risk. This webinar will also feature a description and demonstration of the Naturally Resilient Communities web-based... Read more

Tuesdays at APA: Dangerous By Design

​Join the American Planning Association (APA) in Washington, D.C., for their free after-work lecture and discussion series. This month, Emiko Atherton, director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, will discuss findings and implications from the recently released Dangerous by Design 2016 report. Attendees will learn which areas of the country are leading in pedestrian safety, what impacts roadway design has on vulnerable populations, and what steps communities can take to work toward implementing a Complete Streets design approach. Register now... Read more
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