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This course explores timely research about bicycle lanes and gentrification; immigrant travel; Vision Zero equity and enforcement; and tangible, results-based strategies to address systematic tranportation disparities.
Megaregional-scale forces and trends impact transportation, the economy, environmental quality, and many other issues that planners must address. Yet megaregional thinking is still the exception, not the norm, in long-range planning. This course provides guidelines for incorporating megaregional issues into local and regional long-range plans.
Airbnb. HomeAway. VRBO. Learn about the legal and land-use challenges posed by the growth of short-term rentals and find out how communities have used land-use regulations to address these issues.
Explore how accessory dwelling unit (ADU) programs have increased in popularity in cities as well as with property owners in the San Francisco Bay Area and California in general. Learn what opportunities ADUs offer, and how local laws provide flexibility to encourage more ADUs.
Over 4 years after Hurricane Sandy, practitioners are working hand in hand with municipal leaders to enhance community resilience. This course describes several groups' efforts to apply tools and data, and the lessons learned working with over 40 coastal municipalities.
Learn about efforts in Minneapolis to address racial disparities in housing through comprehensive planning and inclusionary zoning.
Explore effective strategies to integrate hazard-mitigation planning into the larger community planning processes. Learn how to use selected models and tools to understand inundation risks and strengthen the local planning process to improve community resilience.
Affordable housing is a major challenge for growth management, especially in highly desirable locations. This course presents efforts in the Bay Area and greater Seattle to provide affordable housing while managing growth.
Examine the extraordinary housing affordability barriers in seasonal-vacation communities: from fair housing for seasonal employees to jobs-housing balance for year-round workers. Case studies focus on New England resort areas, placed in the context of national trends and innovations.
New Orleans and New York City are working to harness grassroots policy activism and mandatory inclusionary zoning to chip away at affordable-housing shortages. Explore how governments have interfaced with community-led affordability plans in each city.
Review disparate-impact housing discrimination cases and federal courts interpretation of them following the U.S. Supreme Court's Inclusive Communities decision. Learn how to draft regulations to avoid disparate-impact violations of the Fair Housing Act.
Travel beyond street tree inventories and explore three catalytic programs working to activate urban forests through ecology, design, and civic participation. This lively session will highlight complementary and contrasting initiatives in Baltimore, Detroit, and New York.
Philadelphia and Detroit are working to balance the need for stormwater investments with affordability for ratepayers. Learn how planners are leveraging green stormwater-infrastructure practices and incentives to help property owners reduce their bills, enhance neighborhoods, and meet environmental mandates.
CM I 0.50
Nonmember Price: $20.00
Member Price: $10.00
Hear from transit agency development staff on how new policies are creating diverse communities, where agencies have successfully partnered with local cities — and learn where more collaboration and progress can be made.
This course takes participants through the basics of what scenario planning is, when to use it, and how to get started. Get details from practitioners who have recently completed planning projects using scenario planning.
More than a decade has passed since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kelo vs. City of New London. How has political and legal hostility to eminent domain caused planners to pursue avenues not dependent on involuntary acquisitions? Explore the ways the public and legislative responses have affected the strategies remaining for planners.
What is Amtrak doing to advance TOD in five of its busiest stations? Listen in as representatives from each station discuss specific development initiatives and explore how each effort links back to Amtrak's larger corporate program to leverage its substantial asset portfolio.
An emerging planning paradigm — anticipatory governance — is being used address issues of high uncertainty, discarding “predict and plan” in favor of “anticipate and adapt.” Case examples for public policy are presented.
2016 Policy and Advocacy Conference Collection includes 9 exciting expert lead sessions spanning education topics such as Smart Cities, Equity and Placemaking, Fair Housing, Health and Aging Advocacy, Infrastructure Funding, Land Use Law, etc. Watch the courses at your leisure and earn up to 8 CM credits with this collection.
CM I 8.0 (1.50 Law)
Nonmember Price: $320.00
Member Price: $160.00
The APA 2018 Policy and Advocacy Conference Collection includes 5 courses on topics such as Federal Resiliency and Hazard Policy, New Policy Frontiers for AVs and Smart Cities, and Planning Home courses on Funding and Inclusive Growth, Local Innovation and State Housing Reform. Watch the courses at your leisure and earn up to 4.25 CM credits with this collection.
CM I 4.25
Nonmember Price: $170.00
Member Price: $85.00
Big data from mobile devices can be a powerful tool for transportation planners who don't have the resources for intensive travel studies. Learn how to gather and deploy big data by studying successful projects in California and Virginia and hearing from the key players involved in them.
Art anchors our existence as human beings. Fostering its creation by individuals and industries leads to a vibrant, connected community with a healthy economy. Learn how to integrate a non-traditional element into master planning.
This course highlights key findings from original research, focusing on how the design of place can help rebuild trust, revitalize neighborhoods, and support interaction among diverse groups.
A consortium of 21 Dallas-Fort Worth cities and housing authorities partnered with a university to respond to HUD’s required Assessment of Fair Housing. What are the lessons and takeaways, especially after HUD suspended the AFFH rule’s mandated asses
Sidewalk networks provide access to transit, increase transportation equity, help control air pollution and traffic congestion, and improve quality of life. Learn how Austin's sidewalk and Safe Routes to School programs use GIS tools for analysis, planning, and project management.
Autism’s increasing prevalence calls for planners to plan and design the public realm to improve the quality of life for people with autism. Find out about planning and design standards that create places where people with autism can thrive.
This course investigates the effects of automated vehicles on land use, physical city design, urban densification or sprawl, and local vitality and activity. This course addresses future public-policy needs of different urban areas (core and inner and outer suburbs) and the implications for planning, design, and policy for automated vehicles and the built environment.
Suburbs are not destined to be defined by strip malls with excessive parking and many are reinventing themselves into walkable communities. Examine case studies and join a group discussion about how best to adapt sprawling areas into walkable mixed-use places.