APA Interact April 22, 2020

This Week at APA
April 22, 2020
Exceptional education with NPC20 @ Home

Each day, NPC20 @ Home will help you connect with the planning community on topics relevant to today's environment: rebuilding community, planning in the digital era, and navigating the future of planning. We have exciting news for you — the full program is now available! View the newly released session descriptions and learn more about the speakers.
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When you dive into the program, you'll see it holds essential planning trends, networking, and compelling daily keynotes about the future of the profession. Ready to connect with the planning community?
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Centralized COVID-19 resources for planners

APA is committed to supporting planners across the country you deal with uncertainty in your work and your communities. Whether it's online public participation tips, tools for how to keep doing your job remotely, or information about the latest federal stimulus funding for communities, turn to our new COVID-19 resources webpage where are curating a growing collection of trusted, timely, and frequently updated resources just for you, organized by topics that are foremost in your mind.
Join APA online to celebrate planning excellence

Our work to prepare communities for an uncertain future is more important than ever. We have a great opportunity to learn from each other. APA is bringing together the community to share innovative ideas and celebrate planners through our first virtual awards celebration. Join us on APA's Facebook page, Sunday, April 26, at 7 p.m. CT, to learn about this year’s 2020 award recipients, and see the debut of the National Planning Awards videos.

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.
How Boston responded to the COVID-19 crisis

Brian Golden, director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency, joins APA's Roberta Rewers to discuss the strategies Boston — a current hot spot for COVID-19 — is using to respond to the crisis, including new responsibilities taken on by the city's planning staff.
Research KnowledgeBase
New affordable housing programs resource collection

Many communities have created regulatory, investment, or assistance programs to preserve or expand the local supply of affordable housing. In the latest addition to APA's Research KnowledgeBase, discover resources and examples that illustrate how cities, counties, and regional agencies are preserving existing affordable housing and supporting new development.
Planning magazine article
Policy changes in water shutoffs 

Turn to Planning for coverage of the pandemic, its impacts on communities, and how the planning profession is adapting. We'll be releasing a new story every week, in advance of print publication, to keep you connected. This week, read "Uncharted Waters for Utilities and Public Health." In an unprecedented policy change, service disruptions have been suspended in cities across the U.S. to help fight COVID-19.
Leading remotely in a crisis

Get 10 tips for how to be a strong, flexible leader when your team is working remotely — plus a rundown of technology to get the job done.
APA Library
Celebrate Earth Day

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — a day where planners can reflect on creating more sustainable and resilient places. In The Sustainable City, from the APA Library E-book Collection — free for all APA members — dive into lessons that link public policy to promoting a sustainable lifestyle within cities.
The 2020–21 CM reporting period is already a quarter over

If you are still in the 2018–19 reporting period and have met the CM requirements, your CM log has the option to review and sign-off. We want you to stay on track! Please review and close your 2018–19 reporting period so you can start logging for your 2020–21 reporting period.

CM reporting cycles, explained
There are a pair of two-year CM reporting cycles (2019–20 and 2020–21), and every AICP member is in one or the other. Determining which one you are in is easy. Open your CM log — you'll be able to view the start and end date for your assigned reporting period.

Need help? Contact a CM customer service associate at AICPCM@planning.org.
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.
Urbanism Next Virtual Forum

How will global disruption impact the new mobility, mobility as a service, and e-commerce industries? Find out at the Urbanism Next Virtual Forum on May 14. Join this timely conversation from around the country without stepping outside your home.
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