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Atlanta Braves Game - Infield Terrace

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00pmCome cheer on the hometown Braves as they take on the Cincinnati Reds in a battle between two 2013 playoff teams. Experience the sights and sounds of Atlanta’s famous Turner Field including the fence where Hank Aaron hit his record breaking 715th homerun, the 1996 Olympic cauldron, Sky Field’s famous Coca-Cola bottle, and a 40 foot tomahawk chopping Chick-fil-a Cow. Public transportation is available through Marta’s Braves Shuttle. Seats are limited, so reserve your seat now!


Big Chance Lecture: Bruce Katz

2015 Streaming Media
Bruce Katz talks about how practitioners around the country are producing more and better jobs driven by innovation, exports, and sustainability.


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City Climate Action and Resiliency Planning

2015 Streaming Media
Explore innovative comprehensive plans that connect greenhouse gas reduction targets with general plans’ implementation policies.


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Youth Planning Charrettes

1998 Paperback
A practical guidebook for developing effective, interactive workshops for young people addressing real-world planning issues.


Big Data Supporting Jane Jacobs’ Theories

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 4:00pmJane Jacobs argued long ago that the most vibrant neighborhoods are a mix of old and new buildings used in various ways by diverse people and groups. Today many of Jacobs’s ideas are widely embraced by planners, even though city policies and plans often favor large-scale redevelopment projects. Examine two major historic preservation projects that use big data to test and extend Jacobs’s theories about the value of diverse streets and neighborhoods.


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Mobile Workshop: Influence of Seattle’s LGBTQ Community

Monday, April 20, 2015, 2:00pmSeattle — known for coffee, airplanes, software, and legal marijuana — is also an example of how the LGBTQ community has been embraced by the city. Visit Seattle’s LEED-green City Hall and speak with local LGBTQ leaders. Continue to historic sites where Seattle’s LGBTQ community made its mark on the city. Stop, too, at Bailey-Boushay House, the first specialized care facility for HIV/AIDS patients. Hosted by APA’s Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.


Creative Small Town Redevelopment

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00amIt’s an ongoing challenge: how can small towns increase the vibrancy of their downtowns on and beyond Main Street? See how three very different but equally forward-thinking small communities are using arts and culture to increase vibrancy, drive development and activity, and embrace new futures.


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Growth Management on the Urban Fringe

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 8:00amAs the economy recovers from the Great Recession, smaller communities on the urban fringe will once again face pressure to develop. How will they respond? Find answers in a trio of exurban Atlanta areas. Chattahoochee Hills chose large estates to maintain a rural atmosphere. Serenbe went for sustainable development and farm-to-table agriculture. Peachtree City embraced conservation subdivisions with small lots. Experience all three and explore options for your community. Transportation: Motorcoach, goft cart, walking. Hosted by the Small Town and Rural Planning Division.


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Military-Community Regional Planning

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30amGone are the days when military installations identified and addressed land-use issues solely from a military perspective. Today the DOD actively embraces “encroachment management.” Working with regional partners, it looks for solutions to planning issues that affect both installations and the surrounding area. Investigate how to link military and regional planning efforts, promote effective partnerships, and shape compatible land uses today and into the future.


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Immigration and Community Development

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:45amOvercrowding. Displacement. Limited transportation access. The inability to qualify for assisted housing. Immigration presents planners and municipalities with many challenges, and community development is near the top of the list. Learn how diverse cities and counties have successfully assimilated new populations, embraced their cultural assets, and made them part of their community planning.


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Planning Atlanta

2014 Paperback
Two dozen planning practitioners and thought leaders bring the story of Atlanta to life. Explore the city that regularly reinvents itself, and where change is always in the wind.


Complete Streets

2010 Adobe PDF
Complete streets accommodate all users, not just motorists. In this Essential Info Packet, PAS has compiled a variety of articles, reports, and other resources detailing best practices for planning and building complete streets.


A13 Big Chance Lecture: Audio/Web Lecture Program

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 4:00pm If you had one last chance, what would you say to planners? Bruce J. Katz, founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, steps up to the challenge — and the microphone — in APA’s inaugural Big Chance Lecture. Katz is one of America’s most prominent and articulate voices for urban issues. His work focuses on how practitioners around the country are producing more and better jobs driven by innovation, exports, and sustainability. What he has to say is sure to resonate with planners everywhere.


MW3. Roof Gardens/Green Infrastructure

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00pmThe Texas Water Development Board projects that between 2010 and 2030, Collin, Denton, and Dallas counties will grow by 35%. Texas overall is expected to grow more than 30% in the same time frame. To accommodate all of these new residents, cities must embrace new ways to protect the quality of our watersheds and conserve water. Dallas now has several bioswales, rain gardens and a park that also functions as a green roof. New private developments are also incorporating permeable surfaces to allow groundwater recharge. This bus and walking tour will include visiting several of these sites to learn from the developers and engineers that helped make them possible, as well as members of the city’s engineering and review teams. Participants will learn the importance of capturing and cleaning storm water before it returns to the river systems, will see several examples in action, and will understand general principles of engineering and fiscal elements necessary to implement similar projects in their cities.


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Peachtree Center: Grounds for Innovation

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:30pmArchitect and developer John C. Portman Jr. has played a crucial role in shaping modern Atlanta. His three decades of work on Peachtree Center shifted the geography and economy of the city’s downtown. How did his outlook and output evolve over the years? And what do changing times mean for the preservation of his design? Trace his influence and take a look at what lies ahead. Transportation: Walking.


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Appearance Codes for Small Communities (PAS 379)

1983 Paperback
Communities can improve their looks by regulating design within their borders. This report looks at how eight communities adopted, administered, and defended their aesthetic regulations.


Neighbourhood Planning, English Style

2015 Streaming Media
What lessons can American planners learn from local planning efforts in England?


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Special Event: Young Planners Scavenger Hunt and Social

Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:00pmJoin the APA WA Young Planners Group for an urban scavenger hunt in downtown Seattle. Race with your teammates to photograph landmarks, urban features, and other planning-realed ephemera on a list of clues. You will explore Downtown, Pioneer Square, Belltown, Capitol Hill, the Waterfron, and the International District. Top scoring teams even win prizes! After the hunt ends, gather at Temple Billards, 126 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104, for a reception with all the participants.


True Urbanism

2007 Paperback
Why bother with new urbanism when you can have true urbanism? Find out why more and more people are rejecting sterile, paint-by-numbers subdivisions in favor of vibrant and unpredictable urban neighborhoods.


Project Rating/Recognition Programs (PAS 538)

2006 Paperback
This report explains how to establish development criteria that translate smart-growth principles into workable projects.


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