The Knick decision: What it did and did not change
What does the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Knick v. Township of Scott mean for planners? Explore the topic in a July 30webinar hosted by APA and the Planning and Law Division. Deborah Rosenthal, FAICP, and John Baker, chair of APA's Amicus Curiae Committee, will discuss the Court's decision to overturn a longstanding precedent on property takings, its impact on communities, and what planners can expect in its aftermath.
All APA members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For those who cannot tune into the live event, a recording will be available in APA Learn in early August. CM | 1.50 | Law (Register; pricing varies for division members, APA members, nonmember, and groups)
Call to action: Vote in the 2019 APA/AICP elections
Balloting in the APA/AICP consolidated election — administered by Survey & Ballot Systems — is under way through August 15. To access your personalized ballot, log into the secure voting portal on the APA website with your APA username and password.
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Planning is part of the housing crisis solution
In a new report, Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing, the National League of Cities calls on local, state, and federal elected officials to prioritize solutions for addressing the nation's housing affordability and availability crisis. The report, which specifies national and local recommendations, identifies better planning as a tool for ensuring housing options for all. APA's Catherine Hinshaw reviewed the report and identified three key takeaways for planners.
That's a wrap! State legislative sessions end
More than 40 states have wrapped up their legislative sessions for the year. But effective advocacy never stops and the APA policy team is spotlighting planners who elevate their voices in state government on issues that matter most to planning. Watch our short video to see what tactics planners are using to make a difference.
Register for the 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference
At APA's Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 23–25, connect with planners and officials on important planning policies. Advocate for stronger communities by speaking out on legislative issues that affect planning. Learn how to address planning policy issues at both the federal and local levels, and do it all in the nation's capital, Washington D.C.
APA Learn: "Implementing Innovative Flood Protection/Mitigation"
Hurricane Sandy magnified the potential threat of more frequent and intensive coastal storm events and underscored the need for metro New York City to advance coastal resiliency planning. This course explores six award-winning designs created for HUD's Rebuild by Design competition. CM |1.25
Revisit APA/ASFM research on coastal resilience planning
Are you weighing careers in architecture or urban planning? In a new Planning Career GPS video, Amit Price Patel, AICP, AIA — a licensed architect, certified planner, and urban designer — shares his experience and offers insights on how planners and architects approach problem solving and how the relationship between their fields is evolving. Price Patel and his work were also featured in a recent Planner Profile.
Free report on designing ageing communities
Cities Alive: Designing for Ageing Communities, a new report from international design and engineering firm Arup, is available for free download. The report identifies specific needs of older people and proposes strategies and actions that cities can take to make communities more age-friendly.
Planning History Timeline: Origin of the Appalachian Trail
In October 1921, pioneering conservationist, forester, and planner Benton McKaye published an article in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects proposing creation of the Appalachian Trail as "A Project in Regional Planning." McKaye highlighted the benefits of recreation, health and recuperation, and employment opportunities. The first section of the trail opened two years later. View the Timeline.
July 23 – "'Planning Home' and the Latino Home" webinar sponsored by the APA Latinos and Planning Division. (Register by July 22; free for LAP Division members; $30 for nonmembers) CM | 1.50
New! August 21 – "Igniting Joy in Your Career" webinar sponsored by the Student Representatives Council. Tune in for tested strategies to manage job-related stress, build a network, interview with confidence, manage burnout, and more. (Free; register)
CM reporting cycles, explained
There are a pair of two-year Certification Maintenance reporting cycles, and every AICP member is in one or the other. Determining which one you're in is easy. Open your CM Log — you'll see your reporting cycle's begin and end dates right at the top. Need help? Contact a CM customer service associate at AICPCM@planning.org.
Review and close a previous CM reporting period
If you met the CM requirements for a previous reporting period (ending December 31, 2018, or earlier), take time to review and close it in your CM Log. If you have not closed a previous reporting period by September 15, 2019, the CM system will do it automatically and allow you to log credits for the current reporting period. Once your log is closed for a reporting period it cannot be reopened or changed.
Robert Einsweiler, FAICP
With sorrow, APA notes the recent passing of Robert Einsweiler, FAICP, who served as president of APA from 1983–84 and of its predecessor organization, the American Institute of Planners, in 1973. Einsweiler, a respected researcher, also was a leader in building Twin Cities Metro planning and governance, the University of Minnesota's Planning Program, and the research program of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He was inducted into the AICP College of Fellows in 2003.