APA Past President Norman Krumholz was honored by colleagues at Cleveland State University for his service to the urban planning profession. They celebrated his 90th birthday with a party and a renaming of a street in his honor.
Former APA Board member Debra March, AICP, was elected mayor of Henderson, Nevada. March also headed up the regional planning initiative Southern Nevada Strong, which received a National Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach in 2016.
In a new APA report, Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management, authors Ning Ai and Nancey Green Leigh present six strategies planners can use to create a sustainable waste management program in their communities.
APA members attending NPC17 in New York City donated their unused and partially used Metro fare cards as part of the NeXT Stop Project, which provides access to transportation to low-income individuals.
Researchers have devised a formula for measuring informal housing production, which they believe will help planners gather basic city-specific data about that market in their communities. The research can be found in the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association.
A planning assistance team from APA's CPAT program offers recommendations for growing the Yarborough neighborhood in Belize City, Belize. The recommendations are summarized in the CPAT report "Yarborough Revitalization Initiative."