APA's New Research Agenda
You'll learn about:
- Rich research resources APA offers planning professionals
- Key trends and issues impacting the planning profession and the communities planners serve
- Issues planners face and the research that can help them address those issues
APA's three National Centers for Planning (Green Communities, Hazards Planning, and Planning and Community Health) and other research programs develop resources on key issues to help planning professionals. This work has been supported by federal agencies and foundations and has engaged a range of partners, including university researchers and organizations representing allied professions. In 2015 APA launched its Research Agenda Task Force to define a research mission and priorities that maximize benefits for the planning profession and APA members. Join task force members and APA research staff to discuss what the mission and priorities should be. Attendees will learn about the rich resources available from APA's research and advisory services, APA's response to new developments and trends impacting the planning profession, and the work of the task force to date, including input received from APA members and leadership. You will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas to the development of APA's new research agenda.
, American Planning Association
Confirmed SpeakerDavid Rouse, FAICP is the Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services for the American Planning Association in Washington, DC. In this capacity he leads the Planning Advisory Service, National Centers for Planning (Green Communities, Hazards Planning, and Planning and Community Health), and special initiatives such as the Sustaining Places Comprehensive Plan Standards and Planning for Autonomous Vehicles. Prior to joining APA, David was a principal at the firm Wallace Roberts & Todd in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered landscape architect with over 30 years of experience in community planning, design, and applied research.
, American Planning Association
Confirmed SpeakerJennifer Henaghan, AICP, is APA's Deputy Research Director and manager of the Green Communities Center. Prior to joining APA, she worked as a local government planner.
, Jim Schwab Consulting LLC
Confirmed SpeakerFrom 2008-2017, Jim Schwab managed APA’s Hazards Planning Center, but his direct engagement with natural hazards and disaster issues began in 1993. He managed an innovative project funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a PAS Report, Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction. The report became a cornerstone in the planning profession in the development of an entire subfield devoted to hazard mitigation and disaster recovery. By 2014, with the publication of Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation, accompanied by the creation of substantial online resources for the planning community, Jim brought the subject forward again. Jim managed several other major APA projects dealing with hazard mitigaiton and climate change adaptation. Jim left APA in 2017. Jim is currently the chair-elect of APA's Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division. He is the principal of Jim Schwab Consulting LLC, a firm he created after leaving APA. He is also adjunct assistant professor at the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning, an author working on a two-book series on the 1993 and 2008 Midwest floods, and a public speaker, and maintains his own blog, "Home of the Brave," on his personal website, www.jimschwab.com.