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Come to NPC in Phoenix!

You're invited to the event of the year — APA's 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix April 2–5. Join thousands of people who share your passion to learn what's new, look at what's next, and lift the state of planning to a whole new level. Register by March 3 to save.

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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Street Graphics and the Law (PAS 580)

Completely updated, the fourth edition of this influential text has the latest on the evolution of digital signs and the last word on legal points every planner should know. Readers will find best practices from the United States Sign Council and a new model street graphics ordinance, along with a primer for protecting sign regulations from attacks. Find the guidance you need to steer your street graphics program in the right direction.