APA Interact November 20, 2019

This week at APA
Housing Policy Guide: Turning guiding principles into actionable solutions

Communities are facing unprecedented housing challenges, and planners are working on the frontlines alongside elected officials and community leaders to address the crisis. Written, amended, and approved by members, APA's Housing Policy Guide details actionable policy solutions that planners can use to advocate for critical policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels. The principles in the guide are informing our advocacy on federal and state legislation and driving APA action on timely policy debates with the potential to impact local housing solutions for all.
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Join APA's national network of engaged advocates working to shape federal and state outcomes on issues ranging from housing and surface transportation to climate change and inclusive growth.
Don't forget: Giving Tuesday is December 3

The APA Foundation is committed to empowering planning and strengthening communities by providing scholarships, supporting planning research, and offering planning assistance to communities in need. Join our growing community of donors by remembering the APA Foundation as you make your Giving Tuesday contributions. On December 3, donate on APA's website, or look for our fundraiser on the APA Facebook page.
APA leaders strengthen connection to academic planning

As part of APA's strategic partnership and its commitment to connecting planners with scholarship, the association cosponsored the American Collegiate Schools of Planning 59th annual conference in October. Read more about the conference, and the continued effort to further equity, diversity, and inclusion.
November 21 – "Increasing Our Resiliency to Urban Flooding" webinar sponsored by the Planning Information Exchange (Register; free) CM | 1.5


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Deadline extended: Apply for student awards

Students: Submit your nominations for this year's Student Project Awards and Outstanding Planning Student Organization Awards. The deadline is extended to Friday, November 22. APA will honor award recipients at the 2020 National Planning Conference in Houston.
Planning magazine: Retail realities

Doorbusters, flash sales, and BOGO deals! Stores pull out all the stops to entice shoppers on Black Friday, but what about the rest of the year? See how planners are rebuilding the retail landscape in the age of e-commerce. Plus, three small towns create solutions to keep it local.
People Behind the Plans podcast: Kelwin Harris

Kelwin Harris is the director of outreach and engagement for the Office of the Cook County Assessor in Chicago. In this episode of the People Behind the Plans podcast, host Courtney Kashima, AICP, talks with Harris about his work, upbringing, and thoughts on how planners can advance equity in their work and the profession.
APA Learn: "Chicagoland Collaborative: Models for Climate Resilience"

Urban flooding, caused by rainfall overwhelming the drainage system, is common in the Chicago area. Discover how engineers, planners, and community organizers are collaborating to reduce damages to homes and businesses and adapt to climate change. CM | 1.25
AICP Candidate Pilot Program

The second year of the AICP Candidate Pilot Program showed strong growth among emerging planning professionals. Look at year two by the numbers, and see which members completed the program to become AICP certified.
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