APA's National Planning Conference is the ideal place to connect with colleagues, hear planning case studies from the field, and make contact with collaborating partners.
Whether you focus on sustainable communities, affordable housing, public engagement, transportation systems, or countless other areas of planning, you'll come away informed and inspired. Don't miss this unrivaled opportunity to advance your ideas while you advance the planning profession.
Saturday, April 26
Learn about strategies for making community organizations part of planning classes. Do community organizations have a place in the planning curriculum? The University of New Mexico and Florida State University think so. They've made collaboration with community members a part of their planning classes. Learn about their successful strategies for addressing today's crucial planning problems while developing tomorrow's urban planners.
Sunday, April 27
Meet APA leaders and colleagues for an informal breakfast snack and discussion.
Sunday, April 27
Academics and planning practice meet up at APA's Research Day. Come to a full-day forum that brings together fresh findings from some of leading minds in the field. Presentations highlight recent articles, books, and published studies with immediate application to planning practice. What you learn in one day will have a huge impact on what you do tomorrow. Topics include:
- Climate-Action Plans: Promises and Pitfalls, 10:45 a.m.
- Planning Atlanta, 1 p.m.
- Foreclosures, Distress, and Neighborhood Response, 2:30 p.m.
- Preparing Communities for an Aging Population, 4 p.m.
Monday, April 28
Talk about current and potential studies with planners from academic and APA research centers.
Step 1: APA members, log in at right. Nonmembers, if you have not already done so, create an APA ID.
Step 2: Click on the program(s) for which you wish to register.
Step 3: Register online or download the paper registration form.
There is a $50 paper-processing fee. Register online and save!