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Hear practicing planners, researchers, and professionals from allied fields discuss innovative ideas or present their latest projects. The events are free and open to APA members and nonmembers. If you can't join us in person, check out the podcast. Podcasts of most programs are posted on the event archive page approximately one week after the live event.
Program on Hiatus
The Tuesdays at APA–Chicago after-work lecture series went on hiatus following the November 2014 program.
Please watch for future notices regarding this program.
Podcasts of past lectures from both Chicago and DC may be found on the archive page.
Linking Communities Together Through Innovative Regional Transportation Planning
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 • 5:30 p.m. ET
Join APA for Infrastructure Week on May 12.
Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and regional planning councils are in the midst of a wave of innovative practices in how they work with communities to create long-range plans and how they work with local jurisdictions to implement land use, transportation and development decisions that support regional outcomes.
Mariia Zimmerman will share highlights of recent work that she has conducted through her company, MZ Strategies, looking at some of the emerging best practices including highlights from the Innovative MPO Guidebook published by Transportation for America. Specifically, what types of local assistance programs are being created to foster more livable communities, how are regional agencies incorporating social equity into their investment decisions, and what role are MPOs and regional planning agencies playing in cross sector regional collaboratives.
Erich Zimmermann will focus on how MPOs and regional planners are innovating to provide better value to the communities they serve. Regional planners across the country are finding new ways to demonstrate their important role in transportation, economic development, and community well-being.
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Get full details about this program and the speakers, and read about the Tuesdays at APA–DC programs scheduled for future months.