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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

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

APA Names 2017 Planning Award Winners

The American Planning Association (APA) announced the winners of the latest round of annual National Planning Awards, which are divided into two categories: excellence and achievement. The winners also included a Pennsylvania ecodistrict, the Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis, and Guidelines for Senior-Friendly Parks, in Los Angeles, ​Austin’s cemeteries master plan, bike mapping in Maryland and a community garden in Ontario, California. Projects that got the APA nod address challenges ranging from sea level rise to disinvested neighborhoods. Read more... Read more

Five Communities Recognized for Comprehensive Plans

The American Planning Association (APA) recognized five comprehensive plans through the organization’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places Recognition Program Pilot. A comprehensive plan guides a community’s physical, social, and economic development, which provides guidance on local land use decisions. Recognized communities include Temple Terrace, Florida; Plant City, Florida; Norfolk, Virginia; Fernandina Beach, Florida; and Prince George’s County, Maryland. Read more... Read more

Planning & Zoning for Health in the Built Environment

This Essential Info Packet (EIP) from the American Planning Association (APA) offers planners a collection of resources to help them better understand the connections between health and the built environment and integrate community health considerations into their planning and zoning work. The EIP is an annotated resource list that allows users to click through to the various websites, APA resources, and non-APA documents collected for this packet. Learn more... Read more

Tuesdays at APA: Inclusionary Zoning in DC

Join the American Planning Association for a discussion focused on DC’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Program, led by the District Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The discussion will cover the background and history of IZ in DC and the current status and program projections. It will also look at where the program is headed, including proposed and upcoming changes to IZ. Other DHCD programs will also be addressed. Learn more and register... Read more
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