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  • April 13, 2017

    Inside Look: Anna Ma

    In the fifth post of this series, SRC Region V representative George Benson discusses emerging planning issues, the importance of collaboration, and the value of involvement in APA with SRC Region IV representative Anna Ma.
  • April 7, 2017

    Inside Look: Lance MacNiven

    In the fourth post of the Inside Look series, SRC Region V representative George Benson talks with Region VI representative Lance MacNiven about the importance of student leadership, the value of involvement in APA, and the current funding environment for planning projects.
  • March 30, 2017

    Law and Ethics CM Opportunities at NPC17

    Each day at the 2017 National Planning Conference offers opportunities to earn law and ethics Certification Maintenance credits.
  • October 24, 2017

    Don't Get Along With Your Manager? Try Tolerance

    "A Guide for the Idealist" blog post: Understanding your manager's point of view is a step in creating a positive and productive relationship with your boss.
  • March 21, 2017

    Inside Look: Shelley Price

    SRC Region V representative George Benson interviews SRC Region II representative Shelley Price on customer-oriented decision making in planning, her inolvement with APA and the SRC, and why she loves APA conferences.
  • March 21, 2017

    Mentor Match with Elizabeth 'Libby' Tyler, FAICP

    Veteran planner Elizabeth Libby Tyler, FAICP, answers questions about the mentoring advice she gives to young planners.
  • October 31, 2017

    6 Can’t Miss Events at the NPC17 Career Zone

    The Career Zone at NPC17 has resources, interactive activities, and sessions to support your career. Here are six events to be sure not to miss while in New York City for the 2017 National Planning Conference.
  • November 7, 2017

    Avoiding Wrong

    "A Guide for the Idealist" blog post: An ethical judgment often requires a conscientious balancing. The AICP Code of Ethics provides guidance for professional behavior.
  • March 16, 2017

    How Mentor Match at NPC Helped Lead to a Job Offer

    APA member Matthew Nahrstedt shares his personal experience with the Mentor Match at the National Planning Conference and how it led him to finding his first job.
  • March 13, 2017

    Inside Look: Paige Peltzer

    In the second post of this series, SRC Region V representative George Benson interviews SRC Region I representative Paige Peltzer on her planning story, how she got involved with APA and the SRC, and why others should too.
  • March 5, 2017

    Mentor Match with Kurt Christiansen, FAICP

    Veteran planner Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, answers questions about his personal style and advice he gives to young planners.
  • October 24, 2017

    Am I Making a Difference?

    "A Guide for the Idealist" blog post: As your career proceeds, the impacts of your work will be more clearly seen.
  • February 28, 2017

    3 Short Steps to Great Public Speaking

    Presenting information to groups of people is a fundamental part of being a planner. APA member Michael Blue, FAICP, gives his tips for giving a successful presentation.
  • February 28, 2017

    Inside Look: Ellen Forthofer

    George Benson interviews SRC Chair Ellen Forthofer on her journey toward becoming a planner, how she got involved with APA and the SRC, and why others should, too.
  • October 24, 2017

    Steering a Career Between Your 'Right' Answer and Reality

    "A Guide for the Idealist" blog post: What happens when the idealist planner knows the “right” answer but encounters political, economic, or administrative resistance?
  • February 13, 2017

    Making Mentorship Part of Your Career

    Alissa Torres, AICP, shares thought on how to mentor other planners no matter where you may be in your own career journey.
  • November 3, 2017

    Career Plans Are Useless

    "A Guide for the Idealist" blog post: You can’t control the trajectory of your career, but you can increase your probability of success with the right mindset.
  • January 24, 2017

    167 Bus Passes and Making a Difference

    Planners have unique opportunities to volunteer in communities with the added bonus of reigniting passion on the job. Alissa Torres, AICP shares some ideas that have worked for her.
  • November 3, 2017

    I'm No Regulator — I'm Creative!

    "A Guide for the Idealist" blog post: Offering planners ideas on how to exercise creativity even if their current job seems mundane.
  • November 1, 2017

    Everything You Need to Know About the AICP Certification Exam Update

    Beginning in May 2017, testers will be taking an updated the AICP Certification Exam. Learn everything you need to know about the AICP Certification Exam Update.

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