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Successful plan implementation begins before the planning process starts, with clear achievable outcomes that drive the planning process. Learn how to jump-start implementation with lessons from urbanizing suburbs and historic central cities.
This course will highlight the fiscally standardized cities (FiSC) database. This tool can be used by cities to benchmark their fiscal data to comparable cities and thereby explore new measures for local fiscal health in U.S. cities. This is an intermediate course for experienced planners.
Are you tired of your comprehensive plan sitting on the shelf and gathering dust? This course provides planning case studies and best practices from communities that have taken on the challenge of implementing their plans.
Planning for climate adaptation is a moving target. With ever evolving data and methods, projects can get bogged down in analyses. Hear how regional resilience planning initiatives in California and New Jersey are moving beyond assessments to promote act
Learn comprehensive planning practices and the role of Wi-Fi SuperClusters in planning a resilient and sustainable smart city. Through case studies, experts share how high-speed broadband drives economic development and improves public safety, agricultural output, health care, and educational services.
CM I 0.50
Nonmember Price: $20.00
Member Price: $10.00
Broadband is an essential infrastructure for communities to participate in a global digital economy. Communities across the country are taking part in local broadband and technology planning efforts. Learn why and how to get better connected.
Learn how online GIS tools can help improve collaboration and build consensus. This course explores emerging interactive GIS technologies that planners can use in projects and the steps required to quickly develop applications.
Is your planning process tangled in community politics and ongoing pandemic gridlock? Anticipating resistance to your transformational plan? Looking to build political support for your vision? Learn how “grasstops” leadership helps navigate local pol
Curious about how to harness ecosystem services as a tool in environmental planning? Using the Great Lakes basin as a case study, hear a cooperative dialogue on a timely topic for our generation.
What is missing from your climate resilience planning? It could be the people of your community. Learn how two very different communities leveraged equitable engagement as the cornerstone of their climate resilience planning efforts.
How are cities putting their climate-resilience plans into action? Delve into the actions that resilience officers and planners from four communities have taken to address climate change impacts.
Achieving future generations of healthy towns will require partnerships between public entities and the private sector. Case studies explore UK and American approaches in leveraging public and private collaboration and resources to implement healthy town
Violence is preventable, yet it is pervasive in too many communities. Explore how planners and people working in violence prevention, public health, and related fields can proactively collaborate to create safer neighborhoods for all.
In the planning and design of capitol campuses, state governments address issues of facilities, sustainability, workplace, placemaking, and parking in the context of capital cities and downtowns.
Following 2017 hurricanes, the U.S. Virgin Islands government, FEMA, CDC, and APA partnered to begin the rebuilding process while considering the interconnectedness of the built environment, public health, and disaster risk reduction.
Planners are found in traditional and nontraditional career paths and often a combination of both. Hear from planners whose careers spanned federal government, small business start-ups, nonprofit management, motherhood, and local government while shaping
Climate shock disrupts life for residents of low-income communities. By providing a framework that cities can use to work across sectors and showcasing successful examples, the session prompts discussion about what is urgently needed and what is possible.
In a changing climate, cities have increasing climate mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, and infrastructure needs. How can cities pay for these plans? And how might climate change affect a city's credit ratings?
Learn to incorporate hazards and climate information into your infrastructure planning processes.
Learn about successes, challenges, approaches, and real-world applications of inclusive and grassroots planning for food-systems change. Explore challenges faced in the Carolinas to maintaining a grassroots-driven approach.
Collaborative partnerships or "networks" leverage limited resources to advance community resilience and climate-adaptation planning. This course illustrates a diverse group of national and regional examples.
Do you use planning information in communications with fellow planners, supervisors, your clients, and the community? This course reveals new, efficient, within-your-reach methods to effectively collect, organize, and communicate information.
The Metro-Orlando area of Florida consistently ranks at or near the top of the "Dangerous by Design" list for pedestrian safety. Learn how Central Florida is working to reverse dangerous trends by planning for and implementing complete streets.