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Planning for Signs and Billboards in a Digital Age

2010 Streaming Media
Sign regulation faces evolving challenges. Add digital technology, and a new layer of complexity comes into play. Find out how communities are regulating signs to maintain character, meet today's needs, ensure safety, and meet legal standards.


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Regulating Digital Signs and Billboards

2012 Adobe PDF
This updated PAS Essential Info Packet includes a selection of reports addressing the legal, safety, and environmental issues associated with digital signs and billboards and features a substantial compilation of sample ordinances from communities large and small.


The Charrette Handbook

2014 Paperback
The second edition of The Charrette Handbook is a step-by-step guide to successful charrettes.


The Charrette Handbook

2006 Paperback
A step-by-step guide to charrettes written by the experts at the National Charrette Institute


Atlanta’s Olympic Games Legacy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:00am

The 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games cost about $2.2 billion and generated $5.5 billion in and around this historic city. Learn about the monumental planning and financing effort that went into hosting the Olympics and the legacy it left behind. You’ll get a better understanding of what it takes to plan a major event, from the public process to government approvals and beyond.


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Improving Food Security in Northern Alabama

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pm

Enough food is produced worldwide to feed everyone on the planet, yet nearly a billion suffer from chronic hunger. In Alabama 9.2 percent of the population lacks food security, according to the Alabama Food Bank Association. Learn how better transportation technologies could make a North Alabama food bank more efficient and help reduce hunger.


Integrated Mobility and Redevelopment

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:30am

At its core, the Atlanta BeltLine is a 22-mile modern streetcar project that will greatly extend the reach of the city’s rail-transit network. Learn how this forwarding-thinking city developed a vision for the project, gained community support, and maintained it for years — despite its $3 billion pricetag.


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Addressing Flood Risk in Coastal Louisiana

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:30pm

Louisiana faces one of the world’s highest rates of land loss. Its working communities, rich ecosystem, and energy infrastructure are at risk. To meet the challenge, Louisiana is developing a wide range of planning and community adaptation strategies. Explore Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan, which provides a 50-year, $50 billion strategy for coastal restoration, protection, and community resiliency.


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Centennial Olympic Park: Economic Catalyst

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:00am

Do the benefits of investing in urban parks justify their cost? Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, built as the centerpiece of the 1996 Olympic Games, has led to more than $2 billion in private and public investments in the area, with more to come. Take a walk around the park and learn what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what it takes to turn urban parks into catalysts for economic development. Transportation: Walking


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Using Supercomputers to Build Future Cities

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30am

Finally! The planning world has an advanced economic analytical tool to help cities implement comprehensive plans. Learn how to eliminate economic blind spots on large, complex government investments. And see how planners in one U.S. city successfully used this tool to craft a $1.3 billion urban rail system.


CM | 1.25

2008 Planning Law Review

2008 Streaming Media
In 2007 and 2008, state and federal courts across the country handed down hundreds of decisions affecting planning practice and land use law. Hear leading experts discuss some of the major decisions and their impact.


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The RLUIPA Reader

2009 Paperback
A discussion of religion, land use, and property rights.


Taking Sustainability to the Next Level

Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:30am

By 2024 the world population is projected to reach 8 billion people — 70 percent of them urbanized. Meanwhile, climate change, freshwater depletion, energy expense, and other sustainability challenges loom larger than ever. It’s time to look for solutions outside the box. See how the professions that shape our communities — planning, architecture, and landscape architecture — are working to take sustainability to the next level. Hosted by the Sustainable Communities Division. *Pending approval for 1.25 LU/HSW from the AIA, 1.25 PDH/HSW from the LA CES, and 1.25 CE from the GBCI.


CM | 1.25

Aesthetics, Community Character, and the Law (PAS 489/490)

1999 Paperback
A timely update on laws and legal tools for planners and citizens who want to preserve community character.


California’s Bold Experiment in Sustainability Planning

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:00pm

AB 32 — more formally known as “Assembly Bill 32: The California Global Warning Solutions Act” — has revolutionized planning in this West Coast state. In 2008 fewer than 30 California cities and counties had adopted climate-action or greenhouse-gas-reduction plans. By 2012 nearly 250 jurisdictions were working on them. Discuss this quantum leap with the planners most intimately involved. *Pending approval for 1.25 CE from the GBCI.


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Land Use and the Constitution

1989 Paperback
This handbook is specially designed to help planners relate legal issues to real world problems. It is a practical guide to the constitutional principles that are critical to the day-to-day practice of land-use planning.


The High Cost of Free Parking

2011 Paperback
One of APA's most popular titles, now updated and in paperback. This landmark treatise argues that cities are getting parking wrong and paying for their mistakes with sprawl, pollution, and higher prices. Donald Shoup shows how better parking policies could make better cities.


Planner's Estimating Guide

2004 Paperback
This book gives planning practitioners a powerful tool to help decide where to put new development. It revolutionizes the job of estimating land-use and facility needs.


Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook

2002 Paperback
States and local governments now have a new tool available to help combat urban sprawl, protect farmland, promote affordable housing, and encourage redevelopment.


The High Cost of Free Parking

2005 Hardcover
Cities are getting parking wrong, and paying for their mistakes with sprawl, pollution, and higher prices for everything from hamburgers to housing. Donald Shoup shows how better parking policies could change the way our cities look and function.


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