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APA National Planning Conference

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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

Planning & Zoning for Health in the Built Environment

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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

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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

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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

Creating Smarter Cities: Augmenting the Collaboration between Cities and Technology Industries

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While technology industries are developing smart cities tools and technologies at an increasing pace, planning organizations and cities are still challenged to find effective ways of using the tools to address the public interest and respond to citizens’ needs. This APA webinar will address the need for more effective collaboration between planning organizations and technology companies for creating smarter cities by exploring best national and international practices. In addition, the speakers will define effective strategies. Learn more and register... Read more

Webinar: Engaging Communities with Pro Bono Planning

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Join the American Planning Association for a webinar to learn how to start a pro bono planning initiative. Representatives from California, Mississippi, South Carolina and Washington will discuss their respective programs, what has worked for them, and examples of projects they have done. Attendees will learn how to start and maintain a program, recruit volunteers, evaluate community applications, and discuss the benefits for the community and the volunteer planners. AICP Planners can earn up to 8 CM for their pro bono... Read more

Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas Guide

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Sustainability, resilience and climate change are top of mind for planners and floodplain managers, but when it comes to subdivision design, those concepts haven’t hit home. The result? Catastrophic flood damage. Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas is a guide to best floodplain planning practices for subdivision design. Readers will find tools to end the build-damage-rebuild cycle, save lives, protect property, and lay the foundation for a better, drier future. Read report... Read more

APA Recognizes the 2016 Great Places in America Designees

Guthrie Green in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a winner for Great Public Spaces (Credit: Creating Branches)
The American Planning Association (APA) announced the country’s 15 Great Places for 2016 through the organization’s national flagship program, Great Places in America, which marks the kick-off of APA’s National Community Planning Month celebration. As part of National Community Planning Month, Great Places in America recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces — three essential components of all communities. Read more... Read more
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