APA Interact June 26, 2019

This week at APA
2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference

Registration is open for APA's 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 23–25 in Washington. Sign up now to secure powerful tools to help you influence local, state, and federal policies that impact planning. Spend three days in D.C. watching grassroots advocacy come to life at sessions, leadership trainings, and meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill.
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Last chance: Submit NPC20 session proposals

Don't miss your opportunity to showcase exemplary educational content at NPC20. Need help tweaking or submitting your proposal? APA has you covered with tips, examples, and a short video.

The proposal window is open through noon (CT) on July 1.
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Supreme Court's Knick decision overturns precedent

On June 21, by a 5–4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Knick vs. Township of Scott that a property owner can file a takings claim in federal court without first pursuing state litigation, reversing a precedent set in 1985. The decision runs counter to arguments in APA's friend of the court brief that urged the Court to follow stare decisis but clarify the case's legal principles. John Baker, chair of APA's Amicus Curiae Committee, said, "We are concerned that the Knick decision will slow judicial consideration of both valid and invalid challenges to state and local land-use decisions."
APA products win EXCEL Awards

Kudos to APA for receiving two prestigious 2019 EXCEL Awards from Association Media & Publishing. The APA Foundation video, "We the Planners Believe ...," won a Gold Award for Digital Media: Video, and Planning won a Silver Award for General Excellence: Magazines (circulation 20,001–50,000). We're on a roll! Earlier this year the Foundation video also received the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts 2019 Communicator Award of Distinction. Congratulations!
Diversity and inclusion in planning

During Pride Month, APA has been celebrating American society's evolution in understanding, accepting, and including LGBTQ people and progress toward achieving fully realized representations of the diverse LGBTQ community. This week, we share Planner Profiles of LGBTQ and Planning Division members Marj Press, Founding Member of Terra Plata LLC; and Marcia Tobin, AICP, Principal/Vice President, AECOM.
APA Learn: "Denver's Blueprint for an Inclusive City"

In this course, learn how Denver responded to a spike in population by striving to focus on affordable housing and advancing plans to create a more equitable future. CM | 1.25
APA's Planning History Timeline: Regional Fair-Share Housing

In 1970, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission in Dayton, Ohio, adopted the first fair-share regional allocation plan for low- and moderate-income housing. The plan established common housing goals for local governments, included a detailed housing policy package, and led to the spread of affordable housing to counties and townships surrounding Dayton. Visit the Timeline.
Uncovering JAPA: What Makes a Good Article?

The essential criterion for any article in the Journal of the American Planning Association is that it contribute to planning knowledge. In this post, JAPA editor Ann Forsyth outlines the four main categories of academic research, emphasizes the importance of manuscript quality, and offers helpful "do and don't" checklists for aspiring JAPA authors.
New! July 23 – "'Planning Home' and the Latino Home" webinar sponsored by the APA Latinos and Planning Division (register; free for LAP Division members; $30 for nonmembers) CM | 1.50
AICP certification window closes tomorrow

Don't miss your chance to apply for AICP certification! The current application period ends at 5 p.m. (CT) tomorrow, June 27. If you're taking the November 2019 Certification Exam, it's never too early to begin studying. Visit our website to find resources to help you prepare.
Call for scenario planning proposals

The Consortium for Scenario Planning has issued a call for proposals for its annual conference, November 6–8, in Hartford, Connecticut. Submit session proposals by July 1. Conference registration is open now.
Five ways to renew your APA membership

Is your APA membership due to expire on June 30? (If you're not sure, check "Your Membership" below.) Here are five fast ways to renew and stay with APA:
  1. Online at My APA
  2. Call 312-431-9100
  3. Fax 312-786-6700
  4. Return your invoice by mail
  5. Enroll in APA Direct Debit
Questions? Call 312-431-9100 or email customerservice@planning.org.
Prepay APA

If your organization's fiscal year ends on June 30, use all of this year's resources and free up money in next year's budget by prepaying APA membership dues with unspent FY 2019 funds. Contact an APA customer service associate for details.
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