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September 29, 2013
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Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas: Planning Our Future
American Planning Association
Emerging issues such as demographic change, political change, and all facets of globalization will impact our communities. In following the words of planning visionary Daniel Burnham, "make no little plans," APA is sponsoring the Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas that will examine the ideas, emerging issues, and challenges facing America's communities.
Addressing these issues requires new heights of creativity, energy, and innovation. The planning profession looks at the long-term consequences of present actions, and also works on solutions to reduce the uncertainty about the future while enhancing the economy and quality of life. These conversations are necessary to help lead America's communities toward a more just and sustainable future. The outcome of the Forum is to better guide our communities over the next 50 years.
The Forum will feature a series of lectures, web forums and activities held throughout the U.S. in 2012 and 2013.
Sustainability. Resiliency. Diversity. The American Planning Association's Burnham Forum series examines the trends, challenges, and opportunities that will shape America's communities over the next half century.
On September 29, the forum returns to Washington with a panel discussion on "Planning Our Future," featuring leaders of the planning, design, and development communities. APA President William Anderson, FAICP, will lead the discussion. He will be joined by Patrick L. Phillips, chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute; Nancy C. Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects; and Lee Brown, FAICP, president of the American Institute of Certified Planners. APA CEO W. Paul Farmer, FAICP, will moderate the discussion. A reception will follow. The event kicks off APA's National Community Planning Month, celebrated each October.