APA's fall policy event has a new name and a new outlook.
See what's ahead and show your support for planning.

APA Policy and Advocacy Conference

September 28–30, 2014 • Washington, D.C.
CM | 12.25

With MAP-21 set to expire September 30, tough calls are in play for transportation and infrastructure programs and funding.

Join APA for a timely look at the issues. Get to know the people and the politics driving the decisions. See the planning policies taking shape on the state and federal level. Look at the implications for local economic development from APA's recent opinion poll.

Get the lay of the land and learn what the latest policy shifts mean for your home turf.

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Planners' Day on Capitol Hill

September 30, 2014 • Washington, D.C.

Speak with your congressional representatives and speak out for good planning. Your voice can make a difference, and APA can show you how.

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Policy Luncheon Address

The Realities and Future of the Economic Recovery

Daniel Alpert, Managing Partner, Westwood Capital, LLC and author of The Age of Oversupply, delivered the 2014 Policy and Advocacy Conference luncheon keynote. He examine the realities of the recovery and today’s economy while outlining policy and planning options to strengthen our communities. What’s changed since the financial crisis and how should we respond?

Read the 2014 Luncheon Keynote (pdf)

Updating Policy Guide on Planning for Sustainability

More than a decade ago, APA adopted a policy guide on planning for sustainability. Elements of that guide influenced APA's work on a range of issues and programs. Given the dramatic changes in the science of sustainability, the state of public policy, and best practice in planning, APA's Legislative and Policy Committee is working with the Sustainable Communities Division on a comprehensive review and update of the policy guide. This work began in earnest with a listening session held at the 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta.

APA members are invited to participate in the process. There will be opportunities to provide input and volunteer to assist in the revision throughout this Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Members and staff will be available on site during the conference to solicit ideas, input, and participation. A special booth will be set up near registration for members to provide comments.

You are also invited to volunteer to participate in the drafting or review process. If you are interested in serving on the task force or a larger review group, send e-mail to govtaffairs@planning.org.

Previous Conferences

Dates and locations of past events