Disaster Recovery and Planning
We are continuing to solicit gifts to the Planning Foundation of APA that will be used exclusively to support the planning efforts undertaken by APA in support of communities impacted by natural disasters.
Here are some examples of what the APA Planning Foundation has done to help:
The Foundation supports the work of AICP Planning Assistance Teams deployed in the disaster region.
The Foundation supports education and constituent building (long-term support-building) using schools as "centers of community," building a planning curriculum in schools, and special planning projects by community members and school children.
The Foundation sponsored an audio conference called Disaster Recovery. The conference focused on emergency permitting, visioning the next steps, rebuilding local businesses, historic preservation, and FEMA long-term recovery planning.
The Foundation supports students who serve as interns in recovering and rebuilding efforts.
The Foundation supports education efforts for planning commissioners and staff.
Why Your Donations Matter
Planners reacting with optimism to the uncertainty of the future can help our nation become stronger and safer. With your support, the Planning Foundation will help planners do more to rebuild and improve communities, reach out to nonplanners, and ensure opportunities for the planning leaders of tomorrow.
By donating, you will set an example for fellow planners and do much to assure our profession's continued national influence.