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Conference Registration Continues

This year's National Planning Conference in Seattle is a blockbuster. More people, more buzz, more networking! Join the crowd April 18-21 and be part of a global conversation about the issues that matter most to you.

Check out the full conference program — sessions, mobile workshops, institutes, symposia, and more.

Online registration continues until noon April 21.

Upcoming Events

Tuesdays at APA April 7: "Growing Affordable Housing: Challenges Faced in Affluent Montgomery County" CM

Audio/Web Conferences — Webcasts from the National Planning Conference in Seattle: April 18: "Negotiation Skills for Planners"; April 19: "Planning and Climate Change Symposium"; April 20: "Assessing Existing Conditions with Census Data"; April 20: "Planning Commissioner Ethics" CM

2015 National Planning Conference April 18-21, 2015, in Seattle CM

New Publications from APA

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Rural by Design

When this planning classic by author Randall Arendt first appeared 20 years ago, it showed how creative, practical land-use planning can preserve open space and keep community character intact. The second edition of Rural by Design shifts the focus toward infilling neighborhoods, strengthening town centers, and moving development closer to schools, shops, and jobs. Readers will find practical advice about planning for the way we live now.


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Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans (PAS 578)

Learn the steps and standards for putting sustainability in its place — at the heart of the long-range plan — in the latest PAS Report to come out of APA's Sustaining Places Initiative. Share experiences from big cities and small towns, plus real-world ideas for meeting the greatest planning challenge of our time. This report is not a recipe. It's a resource with principles, processes, and pointers communities can use to forge their own solutions.