Tuesdays at APA
Join APA in Washington, D.C., each month for this after-work lecture and discussion series.
- Open to APA members and nonmembers
- Held at APA's Washington, D.C., office: 1030 15th St. NW, Suite 750 West
- Given by practicing planners, researchers, and professionals from allied fields
- Focused on innovative ideas and concepts, or project presentations
Join in-person or access podcasts from past Tuesdays at APA programs.
Recognizing Community Sustainability
February 28, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. ET
Learn more about USGBC’s recently announced LEED for Cities Certification Program and APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places Program. LEED for Cities supports continuous progress toward a better city and quality of life by asking cities to set goals and implement strategies and plans to maintain and support these goals. LEED for Cities not only demonstrates a city’s commitment to education, human health, safety, economic prosperity, and equitability, but also helps to educate residents and visitors on the importance of sustainability measures and identify policies that will help to reduce a city’s impact and improve its performance over time.
Recognizing the role of the comprehensive plan in addressing sustainability challenges, APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places is designed to build the capacity of local jurisdictions to integrate sustainability into their comprehensive plans. The standards define principles, processes, and attributes, as well as supporting best practices to serve as a resource for the preparation of local comprehensive plans. In 2016, APA launched a pilot recognition program to recognize leading comprehensive plans.
The panel will look at how these programs can help communities set and achieve sustainability goals, and gain recognition for those achievements.