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    • Amplifying the Value of Planning During National Community Planning Month

      by: Claire Warner
      Planning departments nationwide are making the case this National Community Planning Month about the essential role planning plays in creating communities prepared for the future through school visits, photo contests, celebrations of planning, and more.
    • National Planning Awards

      Planning magazine profiles the winners of APA's 2018 National Planning Awards for Excellence and Achievement.
    • Planning

      The table of contents for Planning magazine’s November 2015 issue.
    • Dubai's Planning Paradox

      A city known for having the biggest and tallest now wants to be known for the smallest (carbon footprint).
      Can Dubai, a city transfixed by a growth-oriented approach that overshadows comprehensive planning, become a world leader in renewable energy?
    • Planning April 2019

      The April 2019 issue of Planning checks in on legal marijuana in California and Colorado. Also, learn how states are addressing climate change as federal action stalls, and find out how entrepreneurs are revitalizing a neighborhood pummeled by years of austerity in Athens.
    • Planning News

      In Planning News from Planning magazine's January 2018 issue: dockless bike share, regulating private trees, U.S. Census budget shortfall, and news briefs.
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    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Planning

      PAS QuickNotes 79
      by: Richard Stephens
      This edition of PAS QuickNotes provides a brief overview of drone technology and regulations and highlights three specific ways communities can use unmanned aircraft to improve planning processes.
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    • Planning January 2019

      Planning's January 2019 issue takes a close look at San Francisco, host city of APA's 2019 National Planning Conference. Catch up on Bay Area progress toward climate and hazard resiliency, affordable housing, and supporting innovation while protecting the public interest.
    • JAPA Looks at Planning from International Perspectives

      by: Ann Forsyth
      International topics have a substantial presence in the Journal of the American Planning Association — a role likely to increase in a globalizing world.
    • New Graphic Novel Aims to Engage Teens With Planning

      by: Shane Hope, AICP
      Can a graphic novel about planning inspire communities and planning organizations to achieve greater outreach and more thoughtful engagement with teens?
    • Planning June 2018

      The June 2018 issue of Planning tells a range of planning stories: summer music festival cities and their challenges, West Virginia in the post-coal economy, and planners using tactical urbanism to solve small-town problems.
    • Planning December 2018

      Equity is a theme that runs through the December 2018 issue of Planning. Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, and Natchez are in the equity spotlight. Also, art plays a part in public engagement around the country, and New Rochelle, New York, is having success with a market-based redevelopment process.
    • Land-Use Planning via MPOs

      A new survey of 25 Metropolitan Planning Organizations reveals that nearly half now fund smart growth-oriented local land-use planning.
    • Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface

      PAS Report 594
      by: Molly Mowery, AICP, Anna Read, AICP, Kelly Johnston, Tareq Wafaie, AICP
      Wildfires pose a growing threat to communities across the country as development in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) accelerates. This PAS Report offers a holistic planning framework helping planners guide land-use decisions to create communities that are safer and more resilient to wildfire.
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    • Planning November 2018

      The November 2018 issue of Planning highlights American planners' efforts to prepare their communities for 21st-century challenges. In the West, they work to realign the region's water infrastructure. Nationwide, they integrate design and safety features in buildings and public spaces. Plus: decking over freeways and implementing plans.
    • Best-Case Scenario Planning

      Incorporating AV and other technology into plans.
      Change and uncertainty — from technology to climate change to shifts in the economy — are disrupting the planning tradition of mid- and long-range forecasts. Scenario planning can be a powerful tool for incorporating uncertainty.
    • Planning for Autonomous Mobility

      PAS Report 592
      by: Jeremy Crute, William Riggs, AICP, Timothy Chapin, Lindsay Stevens, AICP
      Autonomous vehicles are poised to disrupt the built environment and planning practices. This PAS Report offers a road map for planners as they develop policy solutions and infrastructure investments for the future of AVs.
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    • APA Chapter Presidents Council Awards and Planning Accreditation Board Award

      Winners of the 2019 APA Chapter Presidents Council Awards and 2018 Planning Accreditation Board Award.
    • Planning April 2018

      Planning magazine's April 2018 cover story zeroes in on a multi-jurisdictional effort to promote fair housing around Kansas City 50 years after the Fair Housing Act. Also: profiles of 2018 National Planning Award winners and departments.
    • Contra Costa Centre Transit Village

      Contra Costa Centre Transit Village received the 2012 National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation.
    • Negotiation Skills Are a Must for Planning Managers

      by: Richard Willson, FAICP
      A "Guide for the Idealist" post: Negotiation skills are a must for planning managers, both inside the office and in the community.
    • First-Time Planning Manager? Let Go, Step Up

      by: Richard Willson, FAICP
      A "Guide for the Idealist" post: New planning managers need to know when to let go and when to step up.
    • Scenario Planning

      This collection catalogs resources that provide information about developing and using scenarios in local and regional planning.
    • 2019 AICP Community Planning Workshop in Downtown Oakland

      by: Ryan Scherzinger, AICP
      Planning professionals from around the country will participate in the 2019 AICP Community Planning Workshop to contribute to discussions with local stakeholders on community benefits districts in the Lake Merritt BART station area in downtown Oakland, California.
    • Community Resilience Scenario Planning Model

      Technical User Guide
      The Community Resilience Scenario Planning Model (CRSPM) described in this guide can be used in the context of an overall plan update, as part of special purpose plans, or in developing a standalone community resilience plan and implementation strategy.
    • Celebrate Careers in Planning

      by: Bobbie Albrecht
      Career Service offerings from APA to help celebrate National Community Planning Month. #PlanningMonth
    • So ... No Planning Degree?

      by: Richard Willson, FAICP
      A "Guide for the Idealist" blog post: Direction for those interested in starting or changing careers in planning without a planning degree.
    • Preparing Your National Planning Award Nomination

      The 2019 APA National Planning Award Nomination Period is August 22 through September 10, 2018.
    • Planning July 2018

      In the July 2018 issue, Planning drops in on small- to medium-sized cities that are updating regulations, revising codes, offering financial incentives, and more to support hometown retail and spur economic development. Plus oil and gas preemptions and the LA River.
    • 2018 Awards: Recognizing Planning Excellence

      The 2018 APA National Planning Award recipients were recognized at a special luncheon on April 23, 2018.
    • More and Better: Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Planning

      PAS Memo — May-June 2019
      by: Kendra Smith
      The May-June 2019 issue of PAS Memo discusses the opportunities and challenges of making diversity, equity, and inclusion regular and critical components of the urban planning profession.
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    • National Planning Awards

      Each year, APA honors innovative individuals, plans, and planning efforts.
    • Expanding California's Leadership in Diversifying the Planning Profession

      by: Miguel Vazquez, AICP, Linda Dalton, FAICP
      What does diversity and inclusion mean to APA, the planning profession, and planners' efforts to address diversity, inclusion, and equity in planning? Hear from two planners about the road to progress in California.
    • Immigration, Growth, and Planning

      In Viewpoint from the March 2018 issue of Planning magazine: Planners have an important role to play in immigration policy, and there are many ways we can get involved.
    • Planning January 2018

      Planning's January 2018 issue takes a close look at New Orleans, host city of APA's 2018 National Planning Conference. The Crescent City, which celebrates its tricentennial this year, has taken up resilience-based planning in a big way, for water systems, transportation, economic development, and more.
    • Neighborhood Planning

      This collection catalogs resources that provide background and policy guidance on planning for discrete, contiguous, predominantly residential subareas of cities, as well as examples of locally adopted neighborhood plans.
    • Planning February 2018

      Planning magazine's February 2018 issue spotlights transportation systems based on universal design principles, examines a proven but often-overlooked transit mode, and offers five tested strategies for improving planner/developer communications.
    • Planning Communities from Within

      Without urban planners and planning researchers of color, we miss out on valuable perspectives.
    • Planning Manager

      Teton County
      Jackson, WY
    • Planning Technician

      Walton County
      Freeport, FL
      12 days ago
    • Planning Manager

      City of Pinole
      Pinole, CA
      6 days ago
    • A New Planning Partnership Brings Art to Public Spaces

      by: Johamary Pena
      Forecast Public Art is collaborating with APA to identify and address gaps at the intersection of public art and planning practice.
    • Planning December 2017

      Planning magazine's December 2017 issue examines what New Orleans and other communities are doing about controversial public monuments honoring the Confederacy, while articles on smart cities, diversity and inclusion, and public participation cover exciting developments in contemporary planning in Columbus, Durham, and Detroit.
    • Planning Manager

      City of San Pablo
      San Pablo, CA
      12 days ago
    • Neighborhood Planning

      PAS QuickNotes 62
      by: David Morley, AICP
      This edition of PAS QuickNotes provides a brief overview of neighborhood planning and highlights key steps in the neighborhood planning process.
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    • Planning Director

      Oshtemo Charter Township
      Kalamazoo, MI
      27 days ago
    • Planning Associate

      White & Smith Planning and Law Group
      Kansas City, MO
      20 days ago
    • Ethics Case of the Year Delivers Compelling Training from Real Life Planning

      by: Karen Wolf, FAICP
      The AICP Ethics Case of the Year provides a basis for ethics training based on real-life planning issues.
    • Autism Planning and Design Guidelines 1.0

      PAS Memo — July-August 2018
      by: Kyle Ezell, AICP CUD, Galyna Korniyenko, Richard Stein, AICP
      This PAS Memo introduces a framework for planning for people with autism and offers an initial set of planning and design guidelines for the public realm that addresses their needs.
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