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In this course, planners will share their insights about programs that effectively engage young people in community planning. Learn about the institutional support for these projects and assess what resources you might need to undertake your own project.
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.
Nonmember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
Explore how lifting the constraints of a traditional solicitation process can make way for ideas that change standard practices. Build momentum and support for improvements while adding exciting new tools to your repertoire.
Arts and culture are essential to healthy, connected, vibrant communities. Cultural plans create roadmaps to engage creative and cultural assets as partners in meeting various municipal goals. Discover how cultural plans become key components at city, neighborhood, and district-levels.
Urban flooding, caused by rainfall overwhelming the drainage system, is common in the Chicago region. Discover how engineers, planners, and community organizers are collaborating to reduce damages to homes and businesses and adapt to climate change.
Unlike recent auto/tech industry-dominated discussions of autonomous vehicles - focused on technology, traffic, safety, adoption rates, or economic impact - this panel addresses public space and how cities, designers, engineers, and others can build a civic agenda, create tools, and set priorities.
The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement has strengthened the resolve of local governments to combat climate change. Representatives of Cambridge (Mass.), New Orleans, and New York will share how they are advancing deep-carbon reductions.
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.
Nonmember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
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.
Learn about the showcase program "Green City Design Challenge," which empowers students to create solutions for environmental challenges within their communities while providing valuable data and insights for planners.
Learn about the benefits of utilizing Community Planning Assistance Teams to engage communities and execute inventive, insightful planning to revitalize areas in distress and to plan for growth in dynamic environments. Participants will benefit by hearing from four communities that have conducted CPAT projects that each addressed planning issues unique to those community's needs.
In spite of progressive policies and increased cultural sensitivity, generally, homophobia and violence against the LGBTQ community persists. A general tenet of community planning is to promote the health, safety and welfare of a community, and a specific mission of several APA National Divisions is to provide a voice to the issues that minority and disenfranchised populations face.
Revitalization efforts can be a collaborative or alienating process for underserved communities. An inclusive temporary design process is a powerful tool to build toward long term implementation for improvements that are owned by the community and serve their needs.
Four Northeastern states have taken the lead in supporting sustainability initiatives pursued by local governments. While the initiatives vary by state, common elements have emerged. This session examines state and regional data sources and planning tools that have helped local governments work toward a more sustainable future.
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.
Looking for new tools for your comprehensive planning process? Learn about APA's Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places and take a deep dive into its resource toolkit.
How can green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) shape recommendations and help planners implement a comprehensive plan? Learn how the planning process guides the location and design of GSI. The Philadelphia2035 plan and the city's "Green City, Clean Waters" program provide answers.
Computer vision enables the transformation of any image into an observation of an asset or behavior. This course focuses on computer vision as an enabling technology that can help communities plan their futures.
Land conservation is an effective strategy for achieving multi-objective outcomes, such as flood risk reduction and enhanced recreation in communities. This session spotlights resources that can be used to leverage these same concepts and potentially save their residents' money.
Civic technology, or civic tech, is the new field of work that connects planning, technology, and citizens — and it's growing 23 percent a year. Hear from planners in civic tech as they discuss the evolution of this field.
As public funding for urban parks decreases, cities are turning to other models of support. This presentation provides examples how three cities experiencing downtown growth partner with "Business Improvement Districts" to sustain parks and enhance the vitality of public spaces.
Shifting bicycle culture in auto-dominated counties is a challenging task. Learn how regional planning agencies leveraged partnerships with key stakeholders and focused on countywide bicycle plan development to implement a world-class bicycling network.
Nonmember Price: $50.00
Member Price: $25.00