APA Interact April 15, 2020

This Week at APA
April 15, 2020
Bringing the planning community together is more important now than ever. From the comfort of your own home — and delivering the spirit of NPC — we're bringing conference to a screen near you.

We're thrilled to introduce NPC20 @ Home, April 29–May 1. During these three days, you'll explore three core topics: rebuilding community, planning in the digital era, and navigating the future of planning. Through 20+ sessions on essential planning trends, you'll have the opportunity to earn 20+ CM. Catch what you can live, then watch what you missed via the recordings when you have additional time. At the end of each day, we'll have live, online networking opportunities, so you can continue to connect with like-minded planners.

Together, let's begin reimagining what creating great communities for all will mean in a very different future.
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How is COVID-19 affecting you?

APA wants to hear from you. How is the current coronavirus pandemic affecting your community and your role as a planner? By taking this 10-minute survey you can give APA input that will help us develop resources to meet your and other members' needs. Submit your response by April 17.

The New Shape of Play
Endless formations of fun are rooted in the new geometric playscapes of Hedra™, Hedra Scout and Hedra Towers by Landscape Structures. These tessellated shapes create playful pods that link together, forming a fascinating interconnected matrix of three-dimensional play.
What planners and public sector agencies need to know about cybersecurity

Nupur Gunjan, a public sector analyst at Cisco, talks with APA's Jo Peña about the issues surrounding data protection and cybersecurity that have become top of mind in the wake of COVID-19.
COVID-19 and the planning profession

APA is using the practice of foresight to identify pain points and provide resources for planners throughout the duration of the pandemic, including responding to shifts that will last long after the immediate crisis is over. Learn more about this approach from APA Research Director Petra Hurtado, PhD.
Choosing the right technology for online engagement

Which software product is right for your online public meetings? Sean Maguire, AICP, dives into the pros and cons of three popular products to help guide your decision.
Equitable community engagement during a global pandemic and beyond

SmithGroup's Urban Design Practice shares insight on how you can ensure your online meetings are equitable in representation, involvement, and transparency.
April 17
Budgeting during a crisis

As part of the Coronavirus: ICMA Community Conversations series, this webinar on April 17 at 2:30 p.m. ET will cover the first principles of cutback budgeting, lessons from real-world experience during the Great Recession, and exploration of how simulation software can be used.
April 21
Housing: Room for improvement

As part of NewCities' series, The Big Rethink — live discussions on cities after COVID-19 — this webinar on April 21 at 12 noon ET discusses the crisis of homelessness during a period of stay-at-home orders and the changes that could be made to housing regimes moving forward.
Apply for CARES Act local and state government relief

The U.S. Treasury has opened the portal for the new $150 billion State and Local Government Relief Fund through the CARES Act. Local governments serving populations exceeding 500,000 can apply directly and must submit completed payment materials and required certification no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on April 17.
APA chapter, division, student elections

Become a planning leader for your APA chapter, division, or the Student Representatives Council. The deadline for potential candidates is April 24.
Planning Director
Greenville County Planning Department
Greenville, SC
Transportation Engineer/Planner
Capital Region Planning Commission
Baton Rouge, LA
Planner II
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
Dayton, OH
Communications & IT Training Center Feasibility Study
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Crandon, WI
Industrial Land Analysis
City of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Oakland Energy Master Plan
Green Building Alliance, City of Pittsburgh, Oakland Energy Advisory Group
Pittsburgh, PA

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