APA Interact October 2, 2019

This week at APA
Advocates speak out for planning

At the 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 23–25, planners came to learn about the federal and state issues shaping local planning efforts and how to influence policy outcomes through advocacy.

Relive some of our favorite moments through our Policy and Advocacy Conference highlights blog and learn what was discussed about legacy cities, opportunity zones, surface transportation, and the nation's housing crisis. Attendee Christie Holland documented her first Planners' Day on Capitol Hill in our "Hill Day 2019" Instagram story.
Take your advocacy home

Advocacy doesn't end with the conclusion of the Policy and Advocacy Conference — stay connected year-round by joining APA's Planners' Advocacy Network.
Celebrate National Community Planning Month

It's National Community Planning Month! This year's theme —Planning for Infrastructure That Benefits All — highlights how well-planned infrastructure projects strengthen communities, boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development. Visit our resource hub to help your firm, chapter, or division share your planning success stories.
APA Giving Day: Tuesday, October 8

Empower planning during National Community Planning Month by donating to the only foundation exclusively dedicated to the planning profession on APA Giving Day. Want to help spread the word next Tuesday? Use our suite of social media posts, graphics, and more.
"Don't go to Bed Angry! Have a Better Planning Commission Meeting" webinar

Planners often appear in front of the commission for public hearings, zoning recommendations, development case presentations, and other planning activities. However, many do not receive any formal training on fostering relationships between planners and the commission. This October 9 webinar will help you combat the frustration of relying on trial and error. Individual or group registration available. CM | 1.25
The Lincoln Institute's Consortium for Scenario Planning Conference

Join the discussion on how technology can support resilience and inclusiveness through climate scenarios at The Lincoln Institute Consortium for Scenario Planning Conference, November 6–8.


Earn Your Master's in Design & Urban Ecologies at Parsons in NYC
Challenge conventional urban planning in the Master's in Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons School of Design. Apply design methods to develop and implement innovative projects that transform community organizing, public space, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and more.

October 10 – "Gentrification, Displacement, and the Law" webinar sponsored by the Planning and Law Division CM | 1.50 (Register by October 9; pricing varies for division members, nonmembers, and groups)

October 15 – "Engagement Techniques for Latino Communities" webinar sponsored by the Latinos and Planning Division. CM | 1.50 (Register by October 14; pricing varies for division members, nonmembers, and groups

New October 23 – "Strategies for Successful Salary Negotiations" webinar sponsored by the Women and Planning Division CM | 1.25 (Register; free)

New October 29 – "Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Drought and Cascading Impacts" webinar (Register; free)
October Planning

In October's cover story, planners' roles are examined as they work to redress systemic environmental injustice in communities of color. Immersive technologies, such as VR, are transforming the planning and redesign process. This issue of Planning also shares how to effectively communicate planning messages to non-planning messages. "The Commissioner" focuses on the importance of ethics codes.
Uncovering JAPA: Research That Retrieves Lost Memories of Place

In this blog post, examine how planners and preservationists can empower marginalized communities through storytelling and remixing Arnstein's ladder as outlined in the Journal of the American Planning Association article "Remixing as Praxis."
People Behind the Plans podcast

Enessa Janes, AICP, PhD, serves as the community resilience coordinator for the City of Arvada, Colorado. In this episode of the People Behind the Plans podcast series, she and host Courtney Kashima, AICP, discuss the city's considerable resilience work. Janes also shares her background and describes what motivated her to become involved in resilience work: a passion for the environment, conservation, and social equity.
APA Learn: "Increasing Biking in Contentious Environments"

Cycling is on the rise in the United States, but projects don't always go smoothly at a local level. This course takes a comprehensive look at how bicycle infrastructure can be built in charged political environments. CM | 1.25
Exemption from Certification Maintenance requirements

AICP members in certain life and career situations may be eligible for a temporary or permanent exemption from the requirements to earn Certification Maintenance credits. The deadline to apply is December 31.
Membership assistance

In addition to exemptions, APA offers financial assistance to members who qualify for APA life membership, APA retired membership, unemployed/in transition, and the direct debit program.
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October 9 – Don't Go to Bed Angry! Have a Better Planning Commission Meeting webinar

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