APA Interact May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020
We are elated by the tremendous response to our first-ever digital NPC experience. Thank you to all those in the planning community who joined us for this three day + Career Zone event. APA was thrilled to be able to bring together experts to share their knowledge and provide opportunities for our community to connect.

Take a look back at the event or see what you missed out on!

NPC20 @ Home Collection

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The economic state of the states

As calls on the federal government to support states and localities increase, take a look at the economic state of the states — and why planners are so critical to response and recovery.

Sonoma County uses Harmari to rein 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.
Safely reopening retail districts

Business cannot resume as usual, even as states and local jurisdictions begin to reopen. Now is the time to design safe conditions for retailer and customer reentry that can help prevent COVID-19 transmission and support long-term property stabilization.
Connecting epidemiology and planning

Dr. Jennifer Horney, epidemiologist and disaster researcher at the University of Delaware, brings her expertise to some pressing public health questions: How can planners protect themselves when working onsite during the pandemic? How might planners serve as allies to medical and public health professionals? APA's Jo Peña talks with Dr. Horney about these issues and more.
Planning First Look
7 emerging tips for equitable digital engagement

From mobile compatibility to online charettes, check out these tips to ensure your public meetings and community engagements are inclusive, even while social distancing.
Strategies to respond to regulation rollbacks

What should planners do when the pandemic puts pressure on officials to ease planning-related regulations? Benjamin Hitchings, FAICP, offers seven sound, ethical suggestions — without exceeding statutory authority or compromising longer-term planning visions.

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.
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.
Assistance for your community: Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

This program provides $1.5 billion in grants for economic adjustment assistance for development of public facilities, public services, and business development. View more CARES Act opportunities.
Paid fellowship with the APA Urban Design and Preservation Division

The APA Urban Design and Preservation Division is offering a paid summer fellowship to emerging professionals in the fields of urban design and historic preservation. Fellows will network with senior leadership professionals and contribute to division outreach activities. Apply by May 18.
Virtual APA Data Jam

Collaborate with civic tech thinkers in an interactive workshop on focused on metadata standards for planning. Join us on Friday, May 15 — limited spots are available!
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Coyote Valley Project Manager
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
San Jose, CA
Associate Planner
Lamar County Planning Department
Purvis, MS
Downtown Wayfinding Program
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc (DGRI)
Grand Rapids, MI
Bus on Shoulder Study
NC Capital Area MPO
Raleigh, NC
2021-2029 Housing Element
City of Alhambra
Alhambra, CA

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