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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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