July 9, 2020
It is critical that states distribute federal stimulus funds from CARES Act equitably and efficiently, and we continue advocacy for additional federal relief for state and local governments.
May 6, 2020
A look at the economic state of the states at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic — and why planners are so critical to response and recovery.
March 31, 2020
Communities across the country continue to grapple with challenges created by COVID-19. How can state governments enable local governments and planners to serve their communities during this time?
As 2020 state legislative sessions start up, here are three top issues for planners.
August 6, 2019
State legislation is a part of housing reform. Here are APA's actions for the states.
The constituent voice is critical for elected officials as they make decisions. Take a peek at how planners elevated their voices at the state level as 2019 legislative sessions wrap up.
Read about the three key housing crisis takeaways for planners in the new National League of Cities Housing Task Force report, Homeward Bound.
May 13, 2019
Technology is changing the ways we commute and communicate. How is this evolution influencing the physical shared space around us and the way it is managed?
November 7, 2018
The 2018 Midterm Elections delivered historic firsts and set the stage for shifts in power likely to affect legislative outcomes on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures nationwide. APA reviews the key takeaways.
October 26, 2018
State and local ballot measures are driving voters to the polls this fall. We are watching some key planning-related measures that could have an impact on your community.
October 2, 2018
The FCC has issued a two-part order seeking to streamline the deployment of small cell infrastructure, raising concerns over the preemption of local control.
Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Louisiana are among the states making housing news. From inclusionary zoning to affordable housing, these states demonstrate the geographic reach and varying approaches to the housing crisis.
May 18, 2018
Becoming a point of conversation and action in cities across the nation, Indianapolis and surrounding areas are among those where small cell towers are changing the way communities think about technology in their city.
Housing affordability challenges across the nation are some of the most pressing and controversial. Learn more about California housing legislation and the role of planners.
February 6, 2018
Technology is rapidly expanding our transit choices, and states are taking notice. What’s new for autonomous vehicles at the state level thus far in 2018?
January 23, 2018
By the end of January, almost 40 state legislatures across the nation will be in session. Get in the know about key issues and players likely to affect planning during the 2018 legislative season.