APA Interact May 20, 2020

This Week at APA
May 20, 2020
Public health and planning have long been interconnected disciplines. APA advocates for and provides practical tools to help integrate public health into the planning process, understanding the essential role planning will play in community recovery and resilience in a post-COVID19 world. In this short video interview, nationally recognized epidemiologist and disaster researcher Dr. Jennifer Horney describes how planners can protect themselves onsite, identifies lessons they can glean from disaster recovery, and discusses how planners can serve as allies to health professionals.

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.
2020 Ethics Cases of the Year

Dive into seven real-life scenarios in the 2020 Ethics Cases of the Year to help guide you in planning ethics training. All case studies are based on topics from the past year from misconduct complaints and informal inquiries the AICP Ethics Committee reviewed in 2019 and 2020. If you missed the live session during NPC20 @ Home, the slideshow is now available online for all.
Planning First Look
New shift in mobility patterns

Cities around the world are reclaiming streets for bicyclists and pedestrians as demand surges during the pandemic. But will it last?
Uncovering JAPA
The generalist journal and its value for planning

Generalist journals cover a range of topics through a particular lens, and questions posed in each paper need to interest those in more than one specialty. Read more from Ann Forsyth, JAPA Editor, on how the journal’s articles make contributions to transform the wider domain of knowledge.
Information and Tools
COVID-19 resources for planners

Browse our COVID-19 resources page for more from our growing collection of trusted, timely resources to help you and your community navigate the coronavirus pandemic. You'll find topics such as public participation tips, tools for working remotely, or information about the latest federal stimulus funding for communities.

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.
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.
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Planning Director
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Danville, VA
Associate Planner
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Comprehensive Plan Revitalization
City of Shawnee
Shawnee, KS
New Comprehensive Plan
City of Fate
Fate, TX
Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update
St. Charles Parish Municipal Government
Hahnville, LA

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