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Columbus Urban Whitewater: Environment and Economy

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:30amColumbus, Georgia, is home of world’s longest urban whitewater course. Hear how the project came about, how it benefits the local environment, and what it means for the local and regional economy. Meet with the project team and local officials, then take a rafting trip down the Chattahoochee River, with Class 4 and 5 rapids. You’ll get a deeper understanding of what happens when environmental protection and economic development converge. Transportation: Motorcoach, raft, walking. Includes lunch.


CM | 5.0

Charles City Tour

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:30pmSOLD OUT: This tour will cover two incredible projects in Charles City the Whitewater Rafting Park and Net Zero Subdivision.


Food Interest Group (FIG) Happy Hour

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:00pmJoin colleagues for an informal networking event at the bar/lounge area of White Oak Kitchen, 270 Peachtree St. NE.


Avoiding the Unmanageable, Managing the Unavoidable

2015 Streaming Media
Gain insight into climate dynamics and learn how Washington state adopted successful mitigation and adaptation strategies.


CM | 1.25

Sympathetic Additions to Historic and Existing Buildings

Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 1:45pmBuildings are not frozen in time. Some of our most iconic American buildings (think Mt. Vernon, the White House) are vastly different today than when originally built. Additions are not automatically bad, if they follow certain rules and principles. These principles are found in the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. Learn from seeing scores of successful examples of sympathetic additions from around the US, that good additions can complement an historic building, and give it renewed vitality. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to recognize historic architectural styles, features, and more importantly, how to “read” architectural intent in older buildings. 2. Recognize at least four ways to add onto historic buildings 3. Understand the keys to success to adding on sympathetically, and avoiding “remuddling”. 4. Learn how to work within the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation to maximize success with Historic District Commissions or State Historic Preservation Office review of projects submitted for Preservation Tax Credits Outline: 1. What are “sympathetic additions”? And what they’re definitely NOT. Activity: polling the audience about whether any of a dozen projects shown are sympathetic. 2. The regulatory and legislative framework for historic structures and districts. 3. Who is the arbiter of what is and isn’t “sympathetic”? Defining compatibility, dealing with subjective opinion. 4. Additions to historic buildings in the public sector. 5. Four primary ways to add onto historic buildings 6. Compatibility vs Differentiation: the heart of the matter. Where does your SHPO or Landmarks Commission fall on the pendulum? 7. Additions, rehabilitation, and new construction in Historic Districts. 8. The very same principles apply to residential, whether historic or not. Preventing “remuddlings”. Activity: studying a remuddling, and steps one might have taken to prevent it. 9. Resources for further study. 10. Summary and conclusion. CM Criteria: In Denver alone, there are 51 registered Historic Districts. Administration of those districts falls to the Dept. of Planning and Community Development. Specialized architectural and historical training, such as this seminar, are key to helping planners make difficult judgement calls regarding proposed rehabilitation and additions to historic buildings. The two presenters bring decades of practical and theoretical experience to the table. Presenter Nan Anderson, FAIA, is founder of Anderson Hallas Architects, which over 27 years has done civic and public preservation work for the National Park Service, General Services Administration, Dept. of Defense, the State of Colorado, and the City and County of Denver. She currently serves as 2014 President of AIA Denver, and on the Colorado Capitol Building Advisory Committee. Co-presenter Doug Walter is a Senior Architect with Godden/Sudik Architects, where he heads up the remodeling division. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as an Historic Architect and Project Manager for the National Park Service, and 30 years as head of his own firm, which garnered awards for Best Sympathetic Addition from Historic Denver (2005-2007) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (1995, 1996). He was recently appointed to the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission. In the allotted time, allowing for questions during the talk, the attendees will be exposed to a thorough examination of the topic, given four options to add onto a building, understand how dozens of architects have successfully balanced the competing demands of compatibility and differentiation, and learn how to work better with historic district commissions and State Historic Preservation Officers, as well as how to better present this topic to the public.


CM | 1.5

Valle de Oro Urban Wildlife Refuge Mobile Workshop

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:00amThe Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge is a newly designated and the first urban wildlife refuge in the Southwest U.S. It’s located on 500 acres of farmland in Albuquerque’s South Valley. This workshop will take begin with a discussion by Richard Meadows describing Bernalillo County’s transportation and community planning efforts along the corridor. At the refuge, refuge manager, Jennifer Owen-White, will provide a tour and overview the US Fish and Wildlife planning efforts for new visitor facilities and wetlands habitat.


Meeting the Big Box Challenge (PAS 537)

2006 Paperback
This report from APA's Planning Advisory Service is a guide to meeting the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities presented by big-box stores.


Federal Perspective on Climate Change Policy

2015 Streaming Media
Examine initiatives from the Obama White House and the congressional response.


CM | 1.25

Planning for Solar Energy (PAS 575)

2014 Adobe PDF
Solar energy generates more than heat and light. It revs up the local economy, dials down greenhouse gases, and scales back utility costs for homes and businesses. This essential guide will help your community power up its solar energy plans. Whether you're clearing the way for solar panels on residential roofs or identifying the right location for a large-scale solar farm, Planning for Solar Energy sheds light on the issues you need to understand today.


Preparing a Historic Preservation Plan (PAS 450)

1994 Paperback
Historic preservation continues to gain interest. This report shows planners how to prepare a plan to protect historic resources.


Adequate Public Facilities Ordinances and Transportation Management (PAS 465)

1996 Paperback
Adequate public facilities ordinances (APFOs) are being implemented across the country to ensure that infrastructure is in place ahead of development. Learn more about this concept in this comprehensive report.


21st Century Land Development Code

2008 Hardcover
A complete planning and law code for use in drafting and updating land-use regulations


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.


Tomorrow's Cities, Tomorrow's Suburbs

2006 Paperback
An extensive analysis of the 2000 census reveals some surprising facts about why people choose to live where they do.


Planning Chicago

2013 Paperback
Chicago is the Rust Belt Metropolis That Could, the one that has not only thrived but shouldered its way onto the list of global cities. But what did planning have to do with it?


Reconsidering Ian McHarg

2014 Paperback
Ian McHarg's Design with Nature blazed the trail for sustainable urban development. But where did the trail lead? The author of Reconsidering Ian McHarg studied under McHarg. Discover his clear-eyed view of McHarg's lessons — and the road ahead for sustainable cities.


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