APA Interact May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020
Planning can lead the way forward
After three days of live NPC20 @ Home sessions covering topics from housing to resilience to technology, two themes were clear: Planners have the skills and the knowledge to help lead communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, and APA will be here to provide knowledge, resources, and opportunities to connect with your peers. From facilitating public engagement in an era of social distancing, to using data and mapping technologies to identify vulnerable communities and prioritize support, planners will play an active role in how communities will successfully navigate this crisis.
Catch up on NPC20 @ Home

Last week, APA brought 5,000+ attendees together with NPC20 @ Home. The planning community connected through valuable sessions and insightful networking on relevant topics. Want to gain more insights from our first-ever digital conference experience? Check out our daily blog recaps:

Day 1: Housing, resilience, and equity

Day 2: Data, technology, and engagement

Day 3: Moving forward

Miss the conference? Check out the NPC20 @ Home Collection for all the recordings.

Modern challenges in permitting require modern solutions.
OpenCounter works exclusively with the public sector, so we understand the challenges of governing in today's digital world. Our tools are modern solutions designed to reduce staff and applicant workload associated with permitting and licensing for business, residential, and special events.
Big city perspective: Moving meetings online

In this podcast episode, hear from Emily Mack — director of the Department of Metropolitan Development for the City of Indianapolis, Indiana — about how the city continued with its planning commission and other board meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How e-commerce affects land use — and how COVID-19 affects e-commerce

Planning magazine editor-in-chief Meghan Stromberg and Lisa Nisenson, vice president for new mobility and connected communities at WGI, delve into what the e-commerce implications of the COVID-19 pandemic might be for planners thinking long-term, and what e-commerce trends mean for land use and contactless delivery. Nisenson also presented a session on e-commerce at NPC20 @ Home.
Resource Center
Centralized COVID-19 resources for planners

APA is committed to supporting planners across the country as you deal with uncertainty in your work and your communities. Have you visited our COVID-19 resources webpage? This page is frequently updated with a curated, growing collection of trusted and timely resources just for you, organized by topics that are foremost in your mind.
May Planning magazine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to celebrate the best planning has to offer. In the May issue of Planning magazine, profiles of this year's National Planning Excellence Awards and Gold and Silver Achievement Awards offer inspiration and hope. Also honored are the 2019 JAPA Articles of the Year and recipients of awards given by the Chapter Presidents Council, Divisions Council, Student Representatives Council, and Planning Accreditation Board.

Plus: Listen to the editors of Planning recap April's issue.

Sonoma County uses Harmari to reign in short term rentals
Learn how Sonoma County added 427 new land use permits and discovered over $250,000 in new transient occupancy tax (TOT) revenues by using Harmari STR.
APA Student Town Hall

In this webinar hosted by the Student Representatives Council Executive Committee, hear how students are navigating through the "new normal," and listen to industry experts on the planning job market and how they're tackling on-the-job challenges. Register before the event on May 16 at noon CT.
Apply for APA Foundation scholarships

Each year, the APA Foundation awards scholarships to attract the best and brightest to the planning profession, investing in students from historically underrepresented groups and with limited means. The deadline to apply is June 12.
Senior Planner - Current Development
Indian River County Board of County Commissioners
Vero Beach, FL
Assistant Director
Chelan County Community Development
Wenatchee, WA
Tree Canopy Preservation Program Manager
City of Brookhaven
Brookhaven, GA
Transit Comprehensive Operations Analysis
City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services
Honolulu, HI
Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update
City of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Triangle Area Trails Plan
Gallatin County
Bozeman, MT

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