APA Interact October 16, 2019

This week at APA
Shape planning policy this National Community Planning Month

Planners work to improve the well-being of all people living in our communities by taking a comprehensive perspective. Federal and state policies greatly affect how planners approach this work. This National Community Planning Month, learn more about the surface transportation policy positions that APA recently adopted to advocate for a transportation future that is safer, more resilient, and equitable. Read the Surface Transportation Policy Guide for more information.
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What do you want to see prioritized in the next surface transportation law? Advance these policy ideas in Congress by contacting your elected officials.
Thank you from the APA Foundation

For the second year in a row, the planning community responded to APA Giving Day with enthusiasm and impassioned support. Thanks to your contributions and help spreading the word, the APA Foundation raised over $6,200 during last week's Giving Day drive.
Our growing community of donors ensure the Foundation will continue to fund programs that empower planners and strengthen communities: scholarships to make the profession more reflective of the communities we serve; research to equip planners and communities for the challenges of the future; and community assistance that brings the power of planning to communities in need. Learn more about the impact you help make.
APA Library E-book Collection now available via Libby app

A wide range of planning-related e-books and audiobooks are already accessible online for APA members via the APA Library E-book Collection. Now, the collection is also available on Overdrive's Libby app for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices. Libby includes retention of your browsing preferences from use to use, the ability to sign into multiple libraries, the option to read or listen to many titles directly in the app, and direct connection to the Kindle app.

Simply download the Libby app, add the American Planning Association as a library, and log in using your My APA credentials. Contact library@planning.org with any questions or comments.


Advance Your Career in Planning and Policy at The New School in NYC
Turn your commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice into a successful career with the Master's in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. Engage with policymakers through real-world client work, applying a multidisciplinary approach to solve complex urban problems.

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

October 29 – "Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Drought and Cascading Impacts" webinar. Join Shannon Burke, APA's Hazards Planning Manager, and Anne Miller, AICP, Director of the Colorado Resiliency Office in the Department of Local Affairs, as they discuss using planning tools to address drought and cascading impacts. (Register; free)
Apply for student awards

Students: Submit your nominations for this year's Student Project Awards and Outstanding Planning Student Organization Awards. Apply for both by November 15. APA will honor award recipients at the 2020 National Planning Conference in Houston.
Govern For America fellowship

Govern For America seeks to build the next generation of public sector leaders through a two-year paid fellowship. Apply and learn more about the fellowship — the first application period closes October 18.
A Guide for the Idealist: Time Triage for Planning Managers

Competing deadlines can quickly become overwhelming and difficult to manage. In the latest installment of "A Guide for the Idealist," Rick Willson, FAICP, shares tips that will help you master the skill of prioritizing, making you an effective planning leader.
Planning History Timeline: Ford launches Model T

On October 1, 1908, Ford began production of the Model T. Its affordability opened car ownership to a wider range of Americans and spurred the country's car culture. In turn, planners had to find a way to fit more cars on roads and in communities. View the full timeline.
APA Learn: "Land-Value Capture for Community Benefits"

Public investment and governmental actions can increase private property values. In this course, learn how local governments capture some of that land value to support new infrastructure, affordable housing, and other amenities that improve quality of life for all residents. CM | 1.0
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