Technology Division Volunteer Opportunities

Work with the Technology Division and help us lead the conversation on how technology is shaping the present and future of the planning profession!

Benefits include networking with other passionate movers and shakers pushing the envelope at the forefront of these topics, learning more about the APA, and getting a front seat as we develop activities such as speaking and educational opportunities.

Coordinator of Special Projects

The Technology Division of the American Planning Association (APA) is accepting applications for Coordinator of Special Projects. This is a 2-year service leadership position, starting Dec. 2017.

The responsibilities in this position would be to 1) work with the leadership board of the division to organize and manage at least two major events (e.g. smart cities contests, workshops, webinars) per year, and 2) join the division board’s monthly calls as needed.

In the past three years, the division has organized smart cities contests, engaging a wide range of practitioners and students. We are looking for an energetic and well-organized planner or designer ,interested in planning technology, with effective communication skills to organize our next contest. Check out our Smart Cities 2017 Awards page for more information.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and a 1-page cover letter to the division’s chair, Nader Afzalan (nader_afzalan@redlands.edu), by Nov. 10, 2017.

Newsletter Editor

The Technology Division of the American Planning Association (APA) is accepting applications for a newsletter editor. This is a 2-year service position, starting Dec. 2017.

Our quarterly newsletter “Planning & Technology Today” publishes short articles on the applicants of various types of tools and technologies in urban planning and design practice. We are looking for an experienced editor, who can gather articles and review them, work with the authors to make required changes and revisions, and work with our newsletter layout editor to prepare the newsletter for publication.

Interested applicants should submit 1) a CV and, 2) a 1-page cover letter, and 3) a writing sample to the division’s chair, Nader Afzalan (nader_afzalan@redlands.edu), by Nov. 10, 2017.