APA in the News

These stories from U.S. newspapers, periodicals, and other sources feature APA opinions, policies, and people. Click on a headline for the full text.

Remembering Irving Hand, regional planning pioneer
Penn Live
May 17, 2016

Kingston marks 'Bike to Work Week' with bicycle rack at City Hall
Daily Freeman News
May 17, 2016

Taxpayers are on the hook for sprawl when impact fees are illegal
Broken Sidewalk
May 16, 2016

Walkways: Moving Indy Forward will pay off
Indy Star
May 15, 2016

Moore gets national recognition for leading San Diego Port Master Plan
May 15, 2016

Exeter town planners: Look at entire truck stop, not components
The Westerly Sun
May 12, 2016

Local trail system continues to grow under guidance of Great Plains Trails Network
Lincoln Journal Star
May 10, 2016

The fool proof city
Hibbing Daily Tribune
May 8, 2016

What really makes NC millennials tick?
The News & Observer
May 7, 2016

UB faculty, staff member elected as fellows
UB Reporter
May 5, 2016

Changing Tides: How the Mirabeau Water Garden could shift the way New Orleanians think about water
Pacific Standard
May 5, 2016

Bulldoze Jane Jacobs
May 4, 2016

Jane in Today's City
May 4, 2016

Frisco development director inducted last month into American Institute of Certified Planners' College of Fellows
Frisco Enterprise
May 4, 2016

City of Carbondale and Chamber team up to award bicycle racks
May 4, 2016

North Augusta business leaders want greater inclusion in city planning talks
Aiken Standard
April 30, 2016

Learning lessons on both sides of the pond
The Planner
April 28, 2016

Economic concerns drive sustainability in American cities and towns
Binghampton University
April 25, 2016

Cities aren't designed for women. Here's why they should be.
The HuffingtonPost
April 22, 2016

Jackson County Plan4Health promotes physical activity in Carbondale with new walking path
April 17, 2016

Reports that help local governments make planning decisions should be more accessible, research shows
The University of Kansas
April 12, 2016


National Planning Conference

How one Colorado city instantly created affordable housing
May 17, 2016

What we learnt at the American Planning Association conference
April 20, 2016

Major takeaways from American Planning Association's National Conference
JD Supra Business Advisor
April 18, 2016

Community engagement highlights from APA
April 14, 2016

Coastal cities must adapt to rising seas, and pay the price
WWNO- New Orleans Public Radio
April 11, 2016

5 things I learned from APA's National Conference in Phoenix
JD Supra Business Advisor
April 11, 2016

Trends from the APA 2016 Conference
April 10, 2016

Henderson given National Planning Award
April 7, 2016

2016 American Planning Association Environmental Justice The City Project
The City Project
April 7, 2016

LADOT People St program wins national planning award
Streetsblog LA
April 6, 2016

Nashville, TN: The NashvilleNext Comprehensive Plan
Infrastructure USA
April 6, 2016

Outgoing 606 project manager discusses the trail's impact on neighborhoods
Streetsblog Chicago
April 6, 2016

City of Henderson honored by American Planning Association
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 5, 2016

Downtown project receives national award
Grand Rapids Business Journal
April 4, 2016

San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Master Plan wins prestigous National Achievement Award from the American Planning Association
The Registry
April 4, 2016

JAPA session at #APA16 had a nice turn-out with tough questions asked...
Lisa Schweitzer.com
April 4, 2016

Portland State urban planning students receieve national award for Vancouver project
April 4, 2016

PSU students win award for 'Fourth Plain Forward'
April 4, 2016

UB: One Region Forward receives national planning award
Niagara Frontier Publications
April 4, 2016

UB-led planning project wins national recognition 
The Buffalo News
April 4, 2016

Lincoln Institute at American Planning Association National Planning Conference
At Lincoln House
April 1, 2016

Port commissioner recognized for her work
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 1, 2016

Resilient New Orleans strategy wins award
April 1, 2016

Scioto River revival brings national award to Columbus
Columbus Business First
April 1, 2016

Philadelphia City Planning Commission wins National Planning Award
March 31, 2016

The 606 trail honored with national plannig award
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2016

The green necklace
San Diego Metro
March 30, 2016

Resilient New Orleans wins 2016 National Planning Award
100 Resilient Cities
March 30, 2016

Philadelphia Planning Commission wins National Planning Award
Curbed Philadelphia
March 30, 2016

The 606 wins a national prize for urban design
March 30, 2016

Carl Small Town Center workshop wins national award
Mississippi State University
March 23, 2016

Semmes earns national honor for planning achievements
Loudoun Now
March 18, 2016

How tracking poop could help build better communities
April 11, 2016

Los Angeles economic development whiz Marva Smith Battle-Bey
Compton Herald
April 11, 2016

Study: Historic buildings threatened by flood-prone areas
Denver Channel
April 11, 2016

What's this funder up to at the nexus of poverty, pollution, and parks?
Inside Philanthropy
April 11, 2016

Fourth time's the charm as panel approves smaller South Temple project
Salt Lake Tribune
April 8, 2016

Why historic preservation needs to be part of disaster planning
April 8, 2016

Editorial: Nothing to do my eye!
Eastern Arizona Courier
April 6, 2016

Disaster plans often neglect historic preservation
Science Daily
April 4, 2016

Denver study shows disaster plans often neglect historic preservation
Heritage Daily
April 2016

Land use regulations faulted for income segregation
March 15, 2016

APA and Esri Partnership Expands
Directions Magazine
March 15, 2016

Let’s Say Trump Wins. Would Anyone Design His Border Wall?
March 8, 2016

Lexington resident honored for urban planning
Wicked Local Westford
March 7, 2016

Planners pitch Complete Streets project for Nashua
The Telegraph
March 5, 2016

Portland State urban planning students receive national award for Vancouver project
March 4, 2016

Westford land-use directed awarded ‘highest honor’
Lowell Sun
March 3, 2016

Leider selected as a Fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planners
Mitchell Republic
March 3, 2016

How parking requirements hurt the poor
Washington Post
March 3, 2016

City of Orlando’s Chief Planning Manager earns top honor
March 2, 2016

Planning fellows includes first two Colorado women
Aspen Daily News
Feb. 29, 2016

Research continues to suggest that regional planning, as done in Michigan, does not work very effectively
Michigan State Extension
Feb. 16, 2016

Plan would ease way for pedestrians, bicyclists
The Republic
Feb. 14, 2016

Team of Urban Planners in Belize to Tackle Yarborough
Feb. 9, 2016

Why Parking Your Car for Free is Actually Expensive
Feb. 4, 2016

Feedback Sought at Plan4Health Session on Intersections
The Republic
Feb. 2, 2016

Study Shows LEED-ND Fails To Provide Affordable Housing
Green Building Elements
Feb. 1, 2016

Walkable Communities: The prescription for better health
On Common Ground
Winter 2016

Farming the Subdivision
Jan. 22, 2016

West Melbourne apartments removed from tonight’s agenda
Florida Today
Jan. 19, 2016

Dayton mall area plan to be part of national forum
Dayton Daily News
Jan. 9, 2016

How Zoning Restrictions Make Segregation Worse
Jan. 4, 2015

American Planning Association 2016 Conference in Phoenix
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
Dec. 11, 2015

14 percent of Los Angeles County Land is Dedicated to Parking
Curbed Los Angeles
November 30, 2015

ACHIEVE Wellness Lake County receives APA grant
November 26, 2015

'More Open' Food Trucks Policy Receives Support from York County Planning Commission
November 19, 2015

Grant will fund chronic disease prevention
East Oregonian
November 19, 2015

Umatilla County health program gets fund infusion
November 19, 2015

Grand Avenue parking meter plan is no more
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
October 30, 2015

This is the one change by millennials that will change absolutely everything
October 18, 2015

North Beach planning commission presents proposed zoning ordinance
The Calvert Recorder
October 16, 2015

Building a better future for Marion
Marion Today
October 16, 2015

Uses for parking meter revenue uncertain
Indiana Daily Student
October 12, 2015

Arkansas town breaks ground by eliminating commercial parking minimums
Streets Blog
October 9, 2015

The 27 patterns that make up the world's cities and suburbs
Washington Post
October 8, 2015

HEAL Partnership to demonstrate traffic calming strategies for safer walking in St. Louis
St. Louis American
October 6, 2015

HEAL Partnership to demonstrate traffic calming strategies for safer walking in St. Louis
St. Louis American
October 6, 2015

Great Places in America

Colley Avenue gets its honor Thursday night
November 19, 2015

What makes great neighborhoods?
The News & Observer
October 23, 2015

American Planning Association names downtown Plano
North Dallas Gazette
October 11, 2015

Roosevelt Row named "Great Place in America' by APA
AZ Big Media
October 6, 2015

American Planning Association calls Olvera Street a 'Great Place'
LA Downtown News
October 5, 2015

Chicago's Millennium Park is among the great public spaces in the United States
October 3, 2015

Balboa Park named to 'Great Places in America' list
Banner Herald
October 3, 2015

Balboa Park in San Diego grabs place in 'Great Places in America' list
NYC Today
October 2, 2015

Flint Farmers Market, Street Market in Colorado find place in 'Great Places in America' list
Market Business
October 2, 2015

Olvera Street receives big accolade
NBC Los Angeles
October 2, 2015

Downtown Plan is named on of the country's four Great Neighborhoods
Kera News
October 2, 2015

Phoenix's Roosevelt Row Arts District named a Great Place in America
Phoenix New Times
October 2, 2015

Roosevelt Row named one of the "Great Places in America" by the American Planning Association
Downtown Devil
October 2, 2015

Lexington Avenue named one of the great places in America
October 2, 2015

Shocker: Tampa Bay shut out of "Great Places in America" awards
Tampa Bay Times
October 2, 2015

LA's Olvera Street recognized as a top "Great Street" in America
Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2015

"Great Places in America" program comes up with new list
Uncover Michigan
October 2, 2015

Dayton street listed among Top 5 "Great Places in America"
Dayton Business Journal
October 2, 2015

Flint Farmers Market names to 'Great Places in America' list
October 1, 2015

Third named one of top five streets in America
Yamhill Valley News Register
October 1, 2015

Laura Street named one of 15 'Great Places' in U.S.
News 4 JAX
October 1, 2015

Olvera Street in Los Angeles recognized as one of 15 'Great Places in America'
October 1, 2015

Downtown Phoenix's Roosevelt Row named one of the 'Great Places in America'
Phoenix Business Journal
October 1, 2015

American Planning Association names Downtown Plano 'Great Place in America'
Plano Star Courier
October 1, 2015

Balboa park one of the nation's 6 great public spaces, planning group says
Fox 5 San Diego
October 1, 2015

Oregon District's Fifth Street on of 'Top 5' in U.S.
Dayton Daily News
October 1, 2015

Downtown Jacksonville's Laura Street one of 15 'Great Places' in U.S.
October 1, 2015

APA names Laura Street one of America's 5 Great Streets
Metro Jacksonville
October 1, 2015

Third named one of top five streets in America
Yamhill Valley News Register
October 1, 2015

Crossroads district is named one of the '15 Great Places in America' by American Planning Association
The Kansas City Star
September 30, 2015

Balboa Park: One of America's 6 best public spaces
San Diego Union-Tribune
September 30, 2015

Santa Fe's Railyard named one of six 'Great Public Spaces' in U.S.
Albuquerque Journal
September 30, 2015

Walk this way: Surgeon General wants Americans Moving
USA Today
September 9, 2015

The Advocacy Professional's Guide to Starting a Podcast
CQ Roll Call Connectivity
September 8, 2015

Why Doesn't New Orleans Look More Like Amsterdam?
September 2, 2015

Planning team helps North Beach develop its economic visions
Southern Maryland News
August 28, 2015

Planning commission focuses on South Hartsville revitalization
Hartsville Messenger
August 28, 2015

Polishing the Jewel of the Chesapeake
The Calvert County Times
August 27, 2015

Region Blueprint isn't a failure
The Sacramento Bee
August 20, 2015

Plan4Health initiative open house set for Aug. 27
The Republic
August 19, 2015

Are parking meters a tax on small businesses?
August 18, 2015

Toronto Learns the Cost of Free Parking
The Globe and Mail
August 17, 2015

Gov. Herbert Appoints Evan Curtis as State Planning Coordinator
August 17, 2015

Cheyenne Planning Services Director Earns Advanced Specialty Certification
August 13, 2015

Atlanta's Parking Addiction
Creative Loafing
August 13, 2015

Cathedral Residents Honored for Historic Preservation
Argus Leader
August 11, 2015

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Visalia Times-Delta
August 8, 2015

Idea Worth Considering
August 7, 2015

Plan4Health: Planning Makes Public Health a Team Sport
Public Health Newswire
August 3, 2015

American Planning Association Highlights Resources for Climate Adaptation
Digital Coast
July 2015

National Planning Group Throws Support Behind Coastal Commission
The Coast News Group
July 31, 2015

Rover Model Worth Pursuing
The Star
July 28, 2015

The Hidden Reason Behind Seattle's Skyrocketing Housing Costs
The Stranger
July 29, 2015

South Hartsville Community Invested in Revitalization Efforts
July 15, 2015

South Hartsville Revitalization Association Kicks Off Neighborhood SurveyM
The Hartsville Messenger
July 13, 2015

The Clearest Explanation Yet for Why Millennials Are Driving Less
July 13, 2015

Don't Subsidize This
City Journal
July 8, 2015

Two Santa Monica Parks up for prestigious global design award
Santa Monica Lookout
July 3, 2015

Five Questions for Carol Rhea
June 2015

Town Board eyes more flexible zoning on Bay Road
Post Star
June 26, 2015

Washington Street partnerships, affordability, and charm overlooked
Boston Globe
June 25, 2015

Public meeting Thursday for county 20-year plan
Ames Tribune
June 24, 2015

Supreme Court Decision Strikes Down Arizona Sign Law
Real Estate Rama
June 23, 2015

National Volunteer Planning Team Provides Nine Key Recommendations for Lewis & Clark County
Real Estate Rama
June 23, 2015

The biggest problem with San Francisco's Rent Crisis
June 22, 2015

Health by Design: The Impact of Community on Wellness
US News & World Report
June 22, 2015

Was Supreme Court's Ruling on Sign Ordinance Over-Broad?
California Planning & Development Report
June 21, 2015

Lake Tahoe environmental summit next week to urge collaboration
Sierra Sun
June 17, 2015

Los Angeles Metro Tackles First Mile, Last Mile Problem
California Planning & Development Report
June 14, 2015

Groups urge Congress to continue funding of trails
June 9, 2015

UCLA Urban Planning Professor to Retire after 41 years of teaching
Daily Bruin
June 7, 2015

Aspen voters limit city's sweetheart deals with developers
The Colorado Independent
June 5, 2015

Krumholz zeroed in on inequality 40 years ago
Cleveland Leader
June 3, 2015

Paranoid Planning Opponents Invoke UN's Agenda 21 to Block Good Ideas for Growth
Long Island Press
May 27, 2015

Seven things that can go wrong with mega events like the Pan Am Games
Toronto Star
May 21, 2015

Donald Shoup Interview: Part I: Adaptive Reuse, Parking Cash-Out, Teaching
StreetsBlog LA
June 23, 2015

APA Conference: Lessons from Seattle
UrbDeZine Los Angeles
May 10, 2015

Carol Rhea of Huntsville to lead 40,000-member American Planning Association AL.com
May 5, 2015

Preparing for New Realities: Planners Weigh in on Adapting to Climate Change
May 1, 2015

Spanish Fork seeks input in downtown planning
Deseret News
May 1, 2015

Livability: Does your ‘hood' meet your needs?
Public News Service
April 2015

The Porch Receives National Planning Achievement Award from the American Planning Association
University City Review
April 27, 2015

Tongva Park & Ken Genser Square earn national achievement award from the American Planning Association
April 27, 2015

Planning for aging baby boomers
The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide
April 27, 2015

Trends from the APA2015 Conference
April 25, 2015

Briefcase: Law
Tallahassee Democrat
April 25, 2015

When it comes to housing affordability, are cities like Seattle doomed?
April 22, 2015

Startling ideas to ponder on Earth Day
The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide
April 22, 2015

Make city's streets safer for pedestrians
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 21, 2015

Two Northeast Ohio planning executives accept 2015 Daniel Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning
Crain's Cleveland Business
April 21, 2015

Seattle Sets Bikeshare Record with the APA in Town
April 20, 2015

Standing room only as RTPI speaks at American Planning Association event
April 20, 2015

The man who changed the way we think about parking
California Planning & Development Report
April 19, 2015

Reader View: Planning requires vision, continuity
Santa Fe New Mexican
April 18, 2015

Lake Tahoe Plan wins national award
Tahoe Daily Tribune
April 16, 2015

St. Paul polishes plan to revamp Rice Park
Star Tribune
April 12, 2015

Tongva Park receives national design award
Santa Monica Daily Press
April 9, 2015

Santa Monica's Tongva Park Earns Award
Santa Monica Lookout
April 9, 2015

Is paid parking helping or hurting downtown Great Falls?
Great Falls Tribune
April 6, 2015

Is parking in Boston too cheap? This man thinks so
April 6, 2015

21st-century fixes for the formerly complex parking problem: Larry Wilson
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
April 5, 2015

LA Metro's First Last Mile Plan named a National Best Practice by the APA
WashingtonDC CityBizList
April 3, 2015

When you raise parking rates, the "why" matters
Greater Greater Washington
April 2, 2015

Springfield's Glenwood planning receives award
The Register-Guard
April 1, 2015

Mitchell honored for his work on environmental issues
Spartanburg Herald Journal
April 1, 2015

Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, to Receive National Planning Pioneer Award
March 31, 2015

Vibrant NEO 2040 regional plan wins prestigious Daniel Burnham Award from American Planning Association
Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 31, 2015

Springfield's Glenwood planning receives award
The Register-Guard
March 31, 2015

It's Official: Phoenix wins national planning award
Phoenix Business Journal
March 31, 2015

Transportation Issue: 11 Thinkers on how to unsnarl our cities
Globe and Mail
March 27, 2015

Researcher: Millions could be displaced by rising oceans by 2100
The Post and Courier
March 31, 2015

Millennials care most about affordability, convenience, food
The Daily Targum
March 26, 2015

Sky-high parking prices spark new services for car owners
Global News
March 25, 2015

Vacant site part of development plans
March 25, 2015

Along Chandler's Price Corridor, not all businesses are created equal
Arizona Republic
March 15, 2015

Two initiatives for Allied Drive food access moving forward
The Cap Times
March 7, 2015

On-street parking losing ground to safety measures
USA Today
March 9, 2015