APA 2020 Policy and Advocacy Conference

Full Program

Planners have the expertise and the skill set to help shape policy around planning to make communities stronger. This year's program continues to focus on planning advocacy and takes new strides into emerging topics like equitable recovery, impact of state-level legislation, and surface transportation. We’re continually adding new program details so be sure to check back for updates!

 

 


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  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

  • Opening Keynote: Mobility in the COVID Era

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  10 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Bringing a perspective from local and federal government and a leading private sector mobility company, Anthony Foxx will discuss the trends shaping the future of mobility, the impact of the pandemic on the infrastructure we need, and how to plan for it.
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  • Recovery Roundtable: Featuring Deputy Mayors

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  11 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Deputy mayors discuss the state of local government, the role of planning, and how they are working towards a better recovery.
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  • Capitol Hill Lounge

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  11 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    A place to pop in for questions, support, to work on framing and share stories of your Planners' Day on Capitol Hill experience.
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  • Buzz Lounge: Advancing Planning for Equity

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  12 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Use this time to connect more informally with your fellow digital conference-goers on planning topics relating to planning for equity.
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  • Infrastructure Policy Now

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  12 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Infrastructure leaders will examine how today’s trends are reshaping infrastructure needs and where state and federal policy, such as the pending transportation reauthorization, is headed.
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  • Keynote: Congressional Insights 2020

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  1 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Congress has critical unfinished business, including the expiration of surface transportation legislation, spending bills, and support for economic recovery. Members of Congress will provide the latest details on these issues and the state of federal policy for infrastructure and policies affecting communities.
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  • Planners' Day on Capitol Hill Meetings

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  1:45 PM - 5 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Planners’ Day participants will connect with their congressional offices from around the country.
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  • Buzz Lounge: Broadband + the COVID Era

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  2 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Use this time to connect more informally with your fellow digital conference-goers on planning topics relating to broadband + the COVID Era.
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  • Tackling the Climate Crisis

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  2 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Climate policy is heating up in Washington. Find out how the federal climate and resiliency agenda is changing, what lies ahead, and new roles for a planning-led approach to climate change policy.
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  • Buzz Lounge: Transportation

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  3 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Use this time to connect more informally with your fellow digital conference-goers on planning topics relating to transportation.
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  • NEPA Now: Federal Environmental Regulation Changes

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  3 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Regulations for federal environmental reviews under NEPA have undergone the most sweeping changes in a generation. Discover what the changes mean for planning practice and what’s next for a range of federal environmental regulations.
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  • Planners' Advocacy Network Exclusive: Capitol Hill Conversations

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  3 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    This activity is exclusive to members of the Planners’ Advocacy Network. Not a member? You can join for free. You must join the Network by September 21 to have access to this content. Join here: www.planning.org/advocacy/.
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  • Buzz Lounge: Policy Career Roundtable

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  4 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Use this time to connect more informally with your fellow digital conference-goers on planning topics relating to career advancement.
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  • The Future of Transit

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  4 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Public transit agency leaders and industry experts will explore key trends and offer insights into the innovations that can ensure transit helps communities thrive. How can transit evolve and adapt to new circumstances, and what should policymakers do to help?
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  • Planners' Day Celebration Happy Hour

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2020
    Time:  5 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Join fellow attendees to celebrate the remote Planners’ Day on Capitol Hill.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

  • Opening Keynote: Leading an Equitable Recovery

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  10 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    How can communities pursue an economic recovery that is equitable and addresses longstanding challenges? LISC CEO Maurice Jones will discuss how communities and nonprofit finance partners are addressing housing and economic development with an inclusive approach.
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  • APA Office Hours

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  10:45 AM - 12 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    APA staffers are here to answer your questions regarding APA programs. Stop in to chat!
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  • Lessons from Chief Community Storytellers

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  11 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Stories are an important tool for good, inclusive planning. Cities like Detroit and Denver have developed storytelling programs that support planning, public engagement, and economic development. Find out why stories are critical for discovering and cultivating a sense of place and how to use them in your community.
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  • State Issue Roundtable: Leading Change and the State Capitol

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  11 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Join in this focused networking opportunity to connect with fellow conference-goers about planning policies at your state capitol.
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  • Buzz Lounge: Thriving in the Recession

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  12 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Use this time to connect more informally with your fellow digital conference-goers on planning topics relating to the recession.
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  • Economic Outlooks for Planning and Recovery

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  12 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the economy and government budgets. Find out the state of the economy, impacts on planning, and what’s ahead for relief and recovery.
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  • Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas: Confronting the Housing Crisis

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  1 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Today’s political, economic, and social landscape makes housing planning and policy more challenging and more important. Take an in-depth look at the politics of housing and how language, stories, and engagement can help promote housing opportunity.
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  • APA Office Hours

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  1:45 PM - 3 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    APA staffers are here to answer your questions regarding APA programs. Stop in to chat!
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  • Planners' Advocacy Network Exclusive: Meet the Burnham Forum Speakers

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  2 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    This activity is exclusive to members of the Planners’ Advocacy Network. Not a member? You can join for free. You must join the Network by September 21 to have access to this content. Join here: www.planning.org/advocacy/.
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  • Shaping APA Policy: Inclusive Growth and Equitable Economic Development

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  2 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Join this discussion to lend your voice to the developing APA Policy Guide on Inclusive Growth and Equitable Economic Development.
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  • The Future of Zoning

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  2 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Zoning reform is being touted as a tool to address housing affordability and social equity. Experts will look at the state of zoning policy around the country, including details of new actions in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Buzz Lounge: Expert Q&A — Housing and Project Finance

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  3 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Use this time to connect more informally with your fellow digital conference-goers on planning topics relating to housing and project finance.
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  • What's Next for Federal Housing Policies and Programs

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  3 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    Federal housing policy is critical for short-term recovery and relief and essential for longer-terms needs of housing affordability, availability, and opportunity. Find what local communities can expect from Washington and the changing landscape for housing and community development funding and regulations.
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  • Buzz Lounge: Advocacy, Agency, and Mental Health

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  4 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Act. Connect. Heal. Join this focused networking activity to discuss taking action and making a difference in uncertain times.
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  • Shaping APA Policy: Legacy Cities

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  4 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Join this discussion to lend your voice to the developing APA policy guide on legacy cities.
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  • State Housing Policy in 2021

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  4 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Webinar

    State legislatures across the country have been focusing on the housing crisis. Experts will discuss the politics of state housing policy, what planners should expect, and how they can influence the debate.
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  • Planning, Politics & Pints: Closing Happy Hour

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2020
    Time:  5 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
    Location:  Zoom Meeting

    Wrap up the conference with an informal online social gathering.
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