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Explore an overview of opportunities to leverage big data in various aspects of planning. Learn how advances in technology and the democratization of technical knowledge opens up new modes of creating technical solutions.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) pride events have become widespread, even in smaller cities. Are they a reliable tool for economic development? Hear how urban planners are linking LGBTQ pride events and urban revitalization efforts.
How do you bring the nation's oldest and most heavily used light-rail network into the 21st century? This session presents challenges and solutions developed by the design team to upgrade Boston's surface Green Line stations.
Got water? Need to guide growth and ensure resilient supply? States are passing innovative legislation, and local jurisdictions are acting to ensure their supplies are reliable and resilient. Learn about innovative approaches to integrating water and land-use planning.
Experts from Denver, Miami, and Raleigh (North Carolina) share the daily realities of administering, updating, and occasionally rethinking a form-based zoning code. Topics covered include amending, interpreting, finding flexibility in administering the code, and staff training.
What do you need to know to manage today's local planning agency creatively and effectively. This course explores the perspectives, skills, and knowledge sets planners need to succeed in managing traditional practice as well as emerging sustainability and resiliency work.
Plan proactively for climate change! Explore opportunities for progressive planning in adapting to climate change and learn about the need for local planning in managed realignment. Identify planning tools appropriate for motivating concern, identifying community values, and assessing options for managed retreat.
The State of Louisiana received a $40 million federal grant for Louisiana's Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE), a planning framework designed to use future land-loss and flood-risk data to encourage better land-use and development strategies.
The area outside of a train station's fare gates are often "no man's land," parking lots or driveways connecting to the nearest street. Learn how BART's stations aim to be different by prioritizing the passenger experience and balancing the needs of all modes.
CM I .75
Nonmember Price: $15.00
Member Price: $7.50
Urban centers are experiencing a renaissance. Explore the changing preferences that are driving jobs away from suburban auto-oriented business parks to mixed-use "urban centers" and how "sub-urbanism" (or the urbanization of suburbs) can change the competitive position of the suburbs. Learn how to establish a new urban structure that works in a suburban setting.
Microgrids aren't just for campuses any more. Learn how cities and utilities are paving the way to make community (multi-facility) microgrids and other energy-resilience solutions a reality in dense urban areas.
Should there be a right to air conditioning? Affordable-housing residents are vulnerable during heat waves, which are increasing with global warming. A study of Elizabeth, New Jersey, shows how housing providers, city services, and social networks help residents imaginatively cope.
What happens when nuisance flooding becomes chronic and threatens property values, tax revenues, and the ability of government to respond? This course helps planners understand, manage, and plan for greater resilience in the face of these multifaceted ch
"Solutions" associated with redeveloping commercial corridors haven't changed in 30 years. Learn about practical and defensible market- driven strategies that you can use to avoid common pitfalls in redeveloping commercial strip corridors.
If you work in the private sector, you know that marketing is a fact of life. As a public sector planner, consultants' marketing approaches can be informative or off-putting. How do planners effectively reach out to new clients to convince them that they would be the perfect choice for a project?
An examination of water planning process at state, regional, and local levels with discussions of the challenges and successful strategies for local government implementation. Examples from water supply, environmental water quality, and comprehensive drinking water system planning are provided.
There's no debating that the built environment directly impacts community health. But how can we better understand exactly how planning affects health in order to build healthier communities? This course introduces APA's Healthy Planning Metrics, a new tool to integrate health objectives into everyday planning practice.
Learn about metrics-based smart city planning in Asia where planners, economists, systems integrators, and engineers are developing a citywide "smart masterplan" and data analytics hub that will roll out over the next four years.
Mining cell phone data is exciting, powerful, and tricky but accessing the data is expensive. Explore the robust nature of cell phone information for transportation master planning and other types of planning projects as well as useful ArcGIS tools for analytics.
CM I 1.0
Nonmember Price: $40.00
Member Price: $20.00
Land-use solutions are the most effective means of reducing risk to natural hazards but can be hard to tackle. Learn how to implement land-use strategies to create a safer community.
Americans have grown apart from one another, and it’s hurting us. This course explores strategies for creating socioeconomically diverse public spaces and demonstrates how these strategies uplift the very places that serve our most disadvantaged reside
Urban trails and linear parks are a way to address mobility options as well as placemaking. Learn how Tampa’s Lee Roy Selmon Greenway and Tampa Riverwalk have realized these goals and contributed to an urban renaissance.
AICP Fellows Rick Willson and Whit Blanton discuss the challenges faced by first-time managers and provide ideas and solutions to those challenges. This course is to help planners currently in practice for at least four years make the transition to plann
Multi-city partnerships make it easier to adopt new housing policies, remove barriers to implementation, and achieve better results. Learn how to make it happen in your area.
This course presents diverse views of environmentally responsible brownfields redevelopment with innovative case studies across the US. Learn how very different communities navigate the challenges of remediation, funding, infrastructure and community concerns to achieve long term sustainability.
One benefit of emerging big data applications is putting multimodal origin-destination and trip-tour data sets at our fingertips. This panel describes the status of such applications using case studies.
CM I 1.0
Nonmember Price: $40.00
Member Price: $20.00
This course provides case studies, tools, and performance measures for planning equitable multimodal transportation investments that consider changing demographics, social justice, climate change, and economic development.
This course outlines the strategies and activities occurring in coastal Louisiana to anticipate and plan for an uncertain future. Learn about a multi-scalar approach to prepare for increasing landscape and climate change.
Traditional level-of-service (LOS) standards ensure that intersections have the capacity to accommodate vehicle demand. Explore LOS as it evolves to include metrics and standards for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders, in the short-term and for long-range planning.