APA Interact June 23, 2021

This Week at APA
June 23, 2021
Just as transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, have disrupted the taxi industry, ghost kitchens are disrupting the restaurant industry. Is your community ready for ghost kitchens? Our newest edition of PAS QuickNotes will get you up to speed on regulating this emerging trend so you can remove unintentional barriers to ghost kitchens while minimizing potential land-use conflicts.
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PLUS: And while we have your tummy rumbling, now is a perfect time to check out the Food Trucks Research KnowledgeBase collection. Food trucks add interest, vibrancy, and activity to a streetscape — and serve as a community economic development tool. Dine on this collection's menu of various resources on code revisions and permitting requirements in communities balancing the benefits of this business model with concerns about food safety, traffic, and neighborhood compatibility.
Planning Magazine
Incubator kitchens offer entry-level entrepreneurship opportunities

Food business incubators can help local governments and economic development organizations create more equitable access to entrepreneurship.
Adaptive Reuse
New life for an old school

A 100-year-old high school in Canton, Ohio, is being adapted to serve a new purpose — becoming a 62-unit affordable senior apartment building. In this sponsored blog, read how RDL Architects is using a variety of funding sources, including low-income housing tax credits, to repurpose the school into accessible housing.
Pride Month
Queer and the conversation

What might a truly inclusive community look and feel like? Learn how planners can take an active role in facilitating mindful, diverse, and respectful community development that benefits all. "Queer & The Conversation: Full Inclusion" provides ethics training to help planners better understand and accommodate the needs of diverse sexualities and gender identities. CM | 1.5 | Ethics
Congrats to the successful May 2021 AICP examinees

APA congratulates the 543 dedicated planners who passed the rigorous AICP Certification Exam last month. We now welcome (so far) 277 new AICP members and 119 AICP Candidates from this exam cycle! Kudos to all for their hard work and commitment to the planning profession.
June 30: Comments due from APA and AICP members on the AICP Code of Ethics.
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Phoenix, AZ
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City of Longwood
Longwood, FL
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City of Rockville
Rockville, MD
Unified Development Ordinance
City of Bonner Springs
Bonner Springs, KS
On-Call Consultant Services
Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Fredericksburg, VA
Comprehensive Plan Update
City of Countryside Community Development Department
Countryside, IL

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