2020 Census moves forward without a citizenship question
It's official: The 2020 Census will be conducted without a citizenship question. The Trump administration's decision to begin printing census forms without the controversial question comes on the heels of last week's Supreme Court decision in Department of Commerce v. New York that temporarily blocked the administration from adding it. APA views the latest development as a win for communities and planners who rely on high-quality federal data to inform shared visions for futures that benefit all residents. Now, the difficult work to ensure that every person is counted begins, and planners are well positioned to see this through.
Support a complete and accurate Census
There are many ways planners can help the Census Bureau achieve an accurate and complete count. In a recent guest post, Bureau Associate Director for Field Operations Timothy P. Olson called on planners to get involved in Census preparations locally by facilitating outreach to hard to-reach-populations. Planners also can write their U.S. Senators, who are now considering at what levels to fund the 2020 Census in FY 2020.
What the Knick decision means for communities
APA Amicus Curiae Committee Chair John Baker explains how last month's Supreme Court decision to overturn a longstanding property takings precedent will — and will not — change how cities approach takings suits.
Register for the 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference
Attend APA's Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 23–25, for three days of intensive advocacy, communications, issue, and leadership training. Throughout this three-day event, you'll see ideas translate into influence and action, dive deep into ways to advance planning policy, and devote an entire day to meeting with your representative, senators, and their staffs on Capitol Hill.
In this course, you'll identify challenges and opportunities that come with mitigating climate change. Take away tangible best practices to help your community, and learn how to support long-term growth, resiliency, sustainability, and equity. CM |1.25
Planning explores economic resilience
The July issue of Planning visits small towns whose economies thrive thanks to one-of-a-kind businesses that rely on natural assets and local character. But rural areas need broadband access to thrive; find out how planners are helping. Go farther afield — to the Netherlands, in fact — for good ideas that range from water planning to bike lanes and wildlife crossings.
Uncovering JAPA: How articles get published
Ann Forsyth, editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, continues an overview of JAPA basics. This post explains what distinguishes JAPA as a scholarly journal and describes the many editorial and review steps that occur between an article's submission and publication.
New in Research KnowledgeBase: Short-term residential rentals
Online booking services that facilitate owners' marketing their properties have transformed the vacation rental business, put serious pressure on the lodging industry, and in some cases, threatened the established character of predominantly residential neighborhoods. Explore Short-Term Residential Rentals to discover background info, practical guidance, and examples of local regulations that illustrate how cities and counties are responding to proliferating short-term residential rentals.
July 23 – "'Panning Home' and the Latino Home" first in a four-webinar series sponsored by the APA Latinos and Planning Division. Experts will address equity and inclusion issues that include community engagement, gentrification, and bridging cultural divides. Shared knowledge, skills, and tools will serve division members and all U.S. planners who may work with Latino and other underrepresented minority populations. (Register by July 22; free for LAP Division members; $30 for nonmembers) CM | 1.50
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ICMA/Cornell survey on planning for all age groups
The International City Management Association and Cornell University are reprising a national study on local governments' engagement in planning and other activities to meet the needs of residents across all age groups. Results with insights into how local governments can promote more livable communities for all residents may be presented at NPC20 in Houston.