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APA Leadership in Focus

Volunteer APA leaders share their journey to leadership positions within the organization and explain the value of the experience and its effect on their careers and the profession.

The Road to Recovery

Planners are essential to community recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic — how can they lead the way to an equitable, resilient, and long-lasting recovery? In a new video series, APA President Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, hosts conversations with thought leaders from the planning profession, government, and beyond to discuss planning and recovery.

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Epidemiologist/Disaster Researcher Jennifer Horney Gives Planners Tips on Responding to COVID-19

Dr. Jennifer Horney, epidemiologist and disaster researcher at the University of Delaware brings her expertise to some pressing public health questions.

NPC20 @ Home Opening Keynote: Rebuilding Community

Watch as APA president Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, and APA chief executive officer Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE, discuss such urgent topics as planning jobs in the current public health crisis, pandemic impacts on social equity, the future of the planning profession, and how APA will continue to support planners in these changing times. Silvia Vargas, FAICP​, chair of APA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee,​ guides the discussion.

Equitable Redevelopment and Inclusive Growth in Legacy Cities | 2019 Burnham Forum

The 2019 Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas, presented in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, focused on the distinctive redevelopment challenges facing legacy cities.

Planning vs. Architecture: One Planner-Architect's Perspective

Amit Price Patel, AICP, AIA, is a licensed architect, certified planner, and urban designer with SITELAB urban studio, a multi-disciplinary urban design and strategy firm in San Francisco. In his experience, studying planning or architecture is not an either-or proposition. He offers his perspective on the dynamics of city building and managing work in a multidisciplinary environment.

The Value of AICP-Certified Planners

Having AICP-certified planners on your team assures quality, credibility, and ethics for your organization and the communities you serve. When hiring, look for the AICP credential in your screening process, and support your staff in earning the AICP Certification.

NPC18 Opening Keynote: Derreck Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo energizes the audience ahead of the 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans.

NPC18 Closing Keynote: Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell delivers a poignant closing keynote address to cap off the 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans.

I'm a Planner Because ...

Why are you a planner? APA members answer that question, providing answers that range from improving access to parks to building a sustainable future.