Short Course Webinars

2013 Short Course Webinars

21st Century Planning Commission

Steer your planning commissioners toward this timely review of their essential duties and biggest challenges. Planners, lawyers, commissioners, and planning advocates gathered at APA's 2013 National Planning Conference to review the role of 21st-century commissioners, identify notable issues on the planning landscape, and explain how to avoid ethical landmines in the path ahead. Presenters include the authors of the new Planning Commissioners Guide. (375 minutes in five segments)

Zoning to Shape Urban Form

Zoning, whether the approach is Form Based Code or other zoning formats, can shape attractive and sustainable communities. There are big questions planners should ask — and answer — before attempting to draft a code. Find out what the questions are — and how to answer them — at this webinar from APA's 2013 National Planning Conference. Presenters examine moderate applications of form-based and other urban design controls, explain how codes have shaped cities through the years, and identify the connections (and disconnections) between zoning-imposed regulations and urban patterns and forms. The knowledge you gain will bring you up to speed on this trending planning topic. (375 minutes in five segments) CM | 6.25

Planning for Postdisaster Recovery

Get ready for your role in disaster recovery! This free webinar from APA's 2013 National Planning Conference outlines key concepts in planning to recover from natural disasters. Learn how to tie the goals of your community's long-term recovery plan to other planning processes and discover the pros and cons of predisaster versus postdisaster recovery planning. Cosponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Governors' South Atlantic Alliance, NOAA, Florida Coastal Management Program, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (150 minutes in two segments) CM | 2.5

2012 Short Course Webinars

Evidence-Based Sustainability

Presented at the 2012 National Planning Conference in Los Angeles, Evidence-Based Sustainability features five timely and relevant sessions presented by industry leaders in the planning field. The sessions go into detail on what and why you need to consider measuring sustainability, what type of sustainability data you should harvest, how to assess sustainability, integrating measurements into the decision making process, and applying evidence-based sustainability. CM | 6.25

Retrofitting Streets and Corridors

Presented at the 2012 National Planning Conference in Los Angeles, Retrofitting Streets and Corridors features five timely and relevant sessions presented by industry leaders in the planning field. The sessions explore new approaches to balancing livability, complete streets objectives within constrained streets and corridors, multi-agency design goals, issues related to stormwater management, multimodal accessibility and mobility, redevelopment and parks/open space. The sessions also focus on economic and market-based strategies, placemaking and transit-readiness that consider a variety of factors related to corridor development patterns, transportation conditions, socioeconomic characteristics and real estate marketability. CM | 6.25

2011 Short Course Webinars

Municipal and Development Finance for Planners

This timely, relevant six-hour course in finance is taught by experienced faculty in five segments. Gain perspective on how finance works and how it is being affected by the current economy. This course was recorded live at the APA National Planning Conference on April 10-11, 2011. CM | 6.25

Planning for Water

This timely, relevant course is taught by experienced faculty in five segments. Gain perspective on how planning for water works. This course was recorded live at the APA National Planning Conference on April 11-12, 2011. CM | 6.25