Sustaining Places: Comprehensive Planning for the Future

October 27, 2010

At the U.N.'s 5th World Urban Forum in March, APA's Former President, Bruce Knight, FAICP, formally announced APA's Sustaining Places Initiative. The Sustaining Places Initiative is a multi-year, multi-faceted program to define the role of planning and the comprehensive plan in addressing all human settlement issues related to sustainability, from rural areas and small towns to cities and metropolitan regions. This year's symposium explored both the role and the key elements of the comprehensive plan — the leading policy document and tool to help communities of all sizes achieve sustainability.


Armando Carbonell, AICP
Chair, Department of Planning and Urban Form
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Timothy Beatley
Professor of Sustainable Communities
School of Architecture and Department of Urban and Environmental Planning
University of Virginia

Nancy Stremple
U.S. Forest Service, Urban & Community Forestry

David Godschalk, FAICP moderator/speaker
Stephen Baxter Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning
University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
Co-Chair, APA's Sustaining Places Initiative