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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 National Planning Conference

Come to the American Planning Association’s 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City and see what’s ahead for you, your community, and your career. APA’s National Planning Conference always offers advanced training by expert presenters — and a high return on your training dollars. Learn more... 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

The State of Health Impact Assessment in Planning

This American Planning Association report provides an overview of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) in planning, a description of the HIA process, and snapshots from an in-depth study of 27 planning HIAs. The report concludes with five case studies that demonstrate the diversity of planning HIAs, highlights effective strategies for conducting HIA, and shares lessons learned from the process. Read report... Read more
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