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Jobs-Housing Balance (PAS 516)

2003 Paperback
Some argue that the market is the mechanism that will achieve jobs-housing balance. Author Jerry Weitz researched four types of jobs-housing imbalance and concluded that, in fact, the market failed to achieve such balance in three of the four scenarios he lays out.


Balancing the Federal Portfolio

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:00am

Federal infrastructure footprints change over time, often with significant realignments of assets. Some locations expand, while others shrink or close. Where’s the balance between “right-sizing” federal infrastructure and ensuring the prosperity of communities that depend on the presence of federal agencies? Look for answers in the examples of Base Realignment and Closure 2005 and the Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform.


CM | 1.25

A Decent Home

2009 Hardcover
A practical step-by-step guide to developing affordable housing and a sophisticated introduction to housing policy.


A Decent Home

2009 Paperback
A practical step-by-step guide to developing affordable housing and a sophisticated introduction to housing policy.


Planning Sustainable Development Projects

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00pm

How can planners, designers, and developers work together to create more sustainable development projects? Draw lessons from the APA Planners Press book Sustainable Development Projects. You’ll gain valuable tools for balancing sound economics, quality design, and the public good. Approved for 1.25 LU from the AIA.


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Diversity Forum

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30pm

Aging populations. Burgeoning immigration. Emerging gentrification. Those are just some of the issues in diverse communities throughout the United States. This “deep-dive” forum will explore the issues and provide guidance on balancing their demands. After the forum, come network with your peers at a social event and learn about current diversity efforts of APA’s Diversity Taskforce, divisions, and chapters.


CM | 2.75

Effective Urban Wayfinding

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00am

How can planners balance competing interests when developing an urban wayfinding system? And how can they ensure that the system meets the needs of visitors and residents alike? For answers, turn to case studies from London, San Diego, and Rockville, Maryland. They’ll lead you to best practices for financing and crafting successful wayfinding systems.


CM | 1.25

Performance Measurement in Transportation Planning

2010 Streaming Media
Planning needs good measures of performance to help officials and the public evaluate their decisions and balance their priorities. Whether you're working on local capital improvements, state transportation plans, or regional scenario planning, this program delivers answers you can count on.


CM | 1.5

Cities in Transition (PAS 568)

2012 Paperback
Most urban planning tools are designed to manage growth. What happens when the process runs in reverse?


Decommissioned Shipyards and Economic Decline

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pm

How does the closure of American naval shipyards affect their regional economies? Data collected on decommissioned shipyards before, during and after they were decommissioned points toward fewer hours worked, lower wages, and an unfavorable import/export balance. See how the loss of a major industry can hurt a region that lacks a diversified economy.


Alignments in Regional Planning

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00am

Since the 1990s Charleston, South Carolina, has boomed. But extending the historic city’s infrastructure beyond the suburbs took an alarming toll on natural resources and open space. Then community leaders launched a regional planning effort around public participation, scenario planning, and decision-support technology. Have they found a way to balance economic growth and quality of life?


CM | 1.25

Delta Urbanism: The Netherlands

2010 Paperback
This book is a detailed history and overview of The Netherlands developed the policies, tools, technology, planning, public outreach, and international cooperation needed to save its populated deltas.


Industrial Lands Debate: Protect or Reuse?

2008 Streaming Media
In cities where land is scarce, developers like to use lower-cost industrial land for residential and commercial properties. Some economic development authorities say this threatens the economic health of cities. Others argue that urban economies can thrive with less industrial land.


CM | 1.25

Planning Issues for On-site and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (PAS 542)

2006 Paperback
Decisions about wastewater treatment can affect both natural resources and communities' plans for growth. This report explains how these systems need to be sited, designed, and managed to protect the environment and support growth goals.


Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities

Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:00pm

After decades of decline, America’s older industrial cities — its legacy cities — finally show signs of growth and vitality. But the revival is uneven. Some neighborhoods and residents are being left behind. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy report Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities takes on this issue. Examine the challenges these cities face and discover how creative planning strategies can foster more balanced, socially responsible regeneration.


CM | 1.25

The Quest for Green Communities

2009 Streaming Media
Everyone talks about green planning, but what exactly does it mean? The green revolution is happening on Main Street. Find out how your community can be part of it.


CM | 2.25

Smart Growth in a Changing World

2007 Paperback
The U.S. is in the midst of a crisis of energy consumption and environmental degradation, while our global competitors are investing in smart growth. Can the the country implement balanced transportation policies and natural resources preservation before it's too late?


Retrofitting Streets and Corridors

2012 Streaming Media
Get new approaches for balancing livability and mobility with examples from places big and small.


CM | 6.25

Planning for an Ethnically Diverse Community

Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:45am

Visit the City of Clarkston for a look at the balance between cultural sensitivity and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. After a panel discussion about efforts to revitalize the city, you’ll take a walking tour to see the results in action. Discover how ethnic and cultural diversity can benefit local economies — and how to build partnerships that foster a sense of community. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Includes lunch.


CM | 4.5

Division Facilitated Discussion: Communicating Design and Aesthetics

Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00pm

What is the balance between using aesthetics and illustrations to inform citizens and not imply exact appearance with said illustrations? Join this discussion among colleagues about the issues encountered for public, agency, and consultant planners and designers working through design presentations in the project proposal and approval process. Hosted by the Urban Design and Preservation Division.


CM | 1.25

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