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Core Competency Workshop

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30pmAPA/AICP surveys what planners do in the jobs analysis survey, however in this workshop, join the discussion of what planners SHOULD DO do on the job. AICP wants to hear from you.


CM | 2.75

Planning for an Aging Society (PAS 451)

1994 Paperback
As Americans age, planners must be cognizant of future needs. This timely report examines the specific needs of the elderly and how planners can provide for them.


Planning Expo Lunch

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pmEnjoy a light lunch on us in the exhibit hall. Meet with exhibitors, check out the bookstore, and attend the poster session. One lunch ticket is included with full registration; however, to assist us with an accurate count, you must indicate on the website if you plan to attend.


Takings in the 21st Century

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30amTakings law has never been a model of clarity. Decisions since the turn of the century, however, have both clarified the law and illustrated its impact on government decisions and private development. Review recent key cases and examine trends in how lower courts and government agencies are implementing them. Discuss where takings law is headed and hear predictions for its future trends.


CM | 1.25

Redeveloping Columbus, Georgia’s Rail Yard

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pmColumbus, Georgia's downtown space has recently undergone a renaissance. However, this prosperity is impeded by a large rail yard just east of downtown. Explore how the city can revitalize the rail yard and its surroundings to avoid fragmented redevelopment and make the old rail center an asset to the city.


Division Facilitated Discussion: Defining Small Town Character

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30pmAlmost every small town claims it wants to maintain its character. However, character can be an ambiguous term that evades attainable goals. This session will attempt to identify and define the term and the elements that go along with small town character so planners can find solutions to this elusive request. Hosted by the Small Town and Rural Division.


CM | 1.25

2014 APA Wisconsin Chapter Conference

April 16, 2014
Complete Communities: Integrating Economy, Health & the Environment This conference is directed to planners, public health professionals, plan commission members, landscape architects, public officials, and interested citizens from across the Midwest. Sessions will provide information on economic and community development, transportation including bikes, rail and transit, placemaking and revitalization, rural and small town planning and planning healthy communities. June in Madison is an ideal time to bike and walk and just enjoy the city.


Awards Luncheon Invitation

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:00pmEnjoy lunch as APA and AICP present the 2013 National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards, a multimedia celebration of the best projects, plans, and planners. These awards honor exemplary planning efforts, including transportation,urban design, environmental, social change, and economic development in communities from coast to coast and around the world. One invitation is included with full registration; however, to assist us with an accurate count, you must have preregistered via the APA website when you completed your registration.


Awards Luncheon Invitation

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:00pmEnjoy lunch as APA and AICP present the 2014 National Awards for Planning, a multimedia celebration of the best projects, plans, and planners in the country. Awards honor planning landmarks and pioneers, journalists and students, citizens and professionals who have achieved execellence and helped to improve the quality of life in numerous communities. One invitation is included with full registration; however, to assist us with an accurate count, you must register for this event if you plan to attend.


Analyzing Growth Centers for TOD Potential

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00amIn 2002 the general plan for Maryland’s Prince George County identified no fewer than 27 activity centers for future mixed-use growth. How did the county’s “Plan 2035” team analyze all the assets and opportunities? Learn about the quantitative analysis tool that showed what each activity center needed to become a complete “downtown” able to generate revenue in a competitive environment.


CM | 1.25

The Value of Historic Preservation

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pmMuch of the literature on historic preservation economics casually asserts that designation of historic properties positively impacts property values. However, not all historic districts encompass wealthy neighborhoods. So, where’s the hard data to back up that claim? This poster compares residential properties in Atlanta’s historic districts with similar non-historic properties to see how much, if any, value is added.


Infrastructure Investment in Atlanta

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00pmEvery city invests the public’s money to provide citizens with basic amenities such as roads, sewers, streetlights, and parks. However, is this funding being distributed equally amongst neighborhoods, or to neighborhoods with the most need? This poster seeks to answer these questions by analyzing Atlanta’s infrastructure investments since 1999 to identify which Neighborhood Planning Units are receiving resources.


The RLUIPA Reader

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


Regulating Contentious Commercial Uses

2010 Adobe PDF
How does your community regulate sexually oriented businesses, payday loan stores, liquor stores, pawnshops, gun stores, tattoo shops, and massage parlors? This PAS Essential Info Packet includes excerpts from APA publications along with sample zoning and licensing requirements.


Regulating Signs

2011 Adobe PDF
Drafting a sign code can be a legal minefield. This PAS Essential Info Packet provides articles and sample code language to help communities draft defensible content-neutral and context-sensitive sign ordinances.


Westside Industrial Redevelopment and Preservation

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:30amIndustrial redevelopment and preservation come with tough choices. Case in point: Atlanta's Westside. Along Howell Mill Road, a former industrial district is successfully introducing mixed use infill, adaptive reuse, and an emerging arts scene. By contrast, mixed use redevelopment along Chattahoochee Boulevard has compromised a major employment center. Visit these projects and learn what it takes — and what’s at stake — when it comes to revitalizing industrial sites. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Includes lunch.


CM | 4.0

Parking Standards (PAS 510/511)

2002 Paperback
The updated and expanded report features techniques such as shared parking, maximum parking standards, downtown parking standards, and more.


The Abundant Community

2010 Hardcover
The Abundant Community reveals the invisible but immense impact that consumerism has had on the fabric of our families and communities. We can create richer, more fulfilling lives and break our dependency on the consumer economy.


Transportation Infrastructure (PAS 557)

2009 Paperback
This report presents fresh best practices and visionary ideas for restructuring transport networks.


Nonpoint Source Pollution (PAS 476)

1997 Paperback
This comprehensive guide tackles one of the most common threats to both surface and underground water supplies.


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