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April 26-30, 2014
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2014 APA National Planning Conference

American Planning Association
Atlanta, GA

Planning is at the crossroads. Where will it go next? Come and find out at APA's 2014 National Planning Conference, April 26–30 in Atlanta. It's the perfect place to refresh, recharge, and remember why you love planning.

In April, all roads lead to Atlanta. This historic Southern city is the epicenter of one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States. For planners, Atlanta is a real eye-opener. While you're in town, take time to explore the transformation of the BeltLine, the revitalization of Olympic venues, the legacy of Olmsted's parks, and more. APA's Local Host Committee shares this "highlights reel" of Atlanta sights.

Come to Atlanta for More

Every year APA's National Planning Conference gives you more.More to see. More to learn. More to discover. The 2014 program is packed to the max with ...

More days

With five full days on the schedule, you can dive into your specialty, dip into new areas, and still have time to expand your network and explore the city. Stay over an extra day and take a post-conference tour of historic Savannah.

More career consulting

Considering your next career move? Head to APA's new training workshop on career development and individualized job hunting and career consulting. Whether you're an experienced planner or just starting out, you'll find the guidance you need to advance your career.

More advanced learning

New Deep Dive sessions drill down into topics at the core of planning. For an even more intensive experience, the conference offers a pair of new three-day symposia, on planning healthy communities and sustaining places.

More outreach

Atlanta is the home of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What better place to probe the connection between community planning and public health? And for a look at the forces shaping this fast-growing city, meet and talk with development professionals on Neighborhood Day.

More for Emerging Professionals

In 2013 the Emerging Professionals Institute kicked the conference experience up a notch for planners launching a career. In Atlanta, you'll find two new half-day clinics packed with hands-on exercises to help handle sticky issues. Plus there's the new Emerging Professionals Connection right in the exhibit hall, with meet-ups, career chats, and more.


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#a.178693 Sunday April 27, 1:00PM to 2:15PM

21st-Century Challenges for Planning

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Education. Training. Professional-skill development. What are the most significant changes the planning profession must make to address the challenges of the 21 ... more

#a.180535 Sunday April 27, 7:00PM to 10:00PM

A Georgia Hoedown

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A Taste of the South in Downtown Atlanta is the theme of the opening event for the conference. The event will take place at the Georgia Depot, a historic facil ... more

#a.180643 Sunday April 27, 5:30PM to 6:45PM

A Manifesto for Post-Industrial Cities

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The Remaking Cities Congress convened urbanists from North America and Europe to deliberate the future of post-industrial cities. Discussions focused on: reposi ... more

#a.179890 Monday April 28, 12:00PM to 2:00PM

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Urban Wilds

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Abandoned urban infrastructure soon turns into fallow territory — or fertile ground. In New York, planners and landscape architects are transforming the old Que ... more

#a.180004 Sunday April 27, 5:30PM to 6:45PM

A New Model of Community-University Partnerships

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Broad community-university partnerships offer a workable way to move sustainability forward. Learn how innovative partnerships in Iowa, Minnesota, and Oregon ar ... more

#a.179932 Monday April 28, 12:00PM to 2:00PM

A Rail Decommissioning Project in the Heartland

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Springfield, Illinois has a rare opportunity to transform a rail corridor running the length of the city into a world-class community linear park. The success o ... more

#a.178554 Tuesday April 29, 9:00AM to 10:15AM

ADA Policy and an Aging Population

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers accessibility requirements in public buildings, transportation systems, and the built environment. When it come ... more

#a.179950 Sunday April 27, 1:00PM to 2:15PM

AIA, ASLA, APA Presidents Forum

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The presidents of APA, AIA, and ASLA convene to discuss the state of the professions and the initiatives their organizations have undertaken. Find out what's at ... more

#a.182941 Friday April 25, 11:00AM to 2:00PM

AICP Commission Meeting

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#a.180915 Saturday April 26, 8:00AM to 5:00PM

AICP Community Planning Workshop

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The 2014 AICP Community Planning Workshop will focus on community revitalization of the Broad Street corridor which connects the MARTA Five Points Station and G ... more