National Planning Conference

Join the Latinos and Planning Division at the APA National Conference in Atlanta.

Also, be sure to check out the APA Conference Blog regarding LAP's activities in Atlanta.

Division Facilitated Discussion

Immigration Trends for Development (S805)

Sunday April 27, 1-2:15 p.m.

Latino owned businesses in the United States are growing at twice the national average. In case studies from around the country, you'll hear about the challenges and successes faced by Latino-owned businesses. Gain a better understanding of Latinos' economic impact on U.S. cities and regions and what it means for immigration reform. Hosted by the Latinos and Planning Division.
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Cross-Border Regional Planning Initiatives (S523)

Monday April 28, 7:30-8:45 a.m.

Cross border issues for the US and Mexico are the focus of recent work of the Latinos and Planning Division and Regional and Intergovernmental Divisions. Topics include transportation, economic development, and land use. Presenters highlight the information shared and lessons learned from recent webinars and offer insight into ongoing cross-border discussions. CM | 1.25

By-Right Session

Jobs, Transit, Housing and Dispersing Poverty (S616)

Monday, April 28, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Major Sun Belt cities are planning to expand existing employment centers into "activity centers." "Activity centers" strategically increase housing near jobs. In these centers, housing for diverse income levels integrates with transportation modes to pave the way for a projected influx of migrants. What could go wrong? To start, a lack of regulatory safeguards could displace minority and low-income families. Consider new research work on the potential pitfalls. Hosted by the Latinos and Planning Division. CM | 1.25

Business Meeting (X114)

Monday, April 28, 6-7 p.m.

Join the Division and come meet LAP Leadership members. During the meeting the Division's goals and achievements will be discussed. The team looks forward to planning for new community initiatives, events and networking opportunities this upcoming year. See program for location.

Joint Reception

Latinos and Planning Division, Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division, Transportation Planning Division, APA California Chapter and APA New York Metro Chapter Joint Reception (X108)

Monday, April 28, 7-10 p.m.

A fun networking social event, the reception will provide the opportunity for many attendees meeting and sharing knowledge and experiences. The group is closing down an entire bar, Sidebar, a few blocks from the convention center for a private party not to be missed. Sponsoring Division and Chapter members get in free and get free drink tickets.

Mobile Workshop

Buford Corridor: Highways, Health and Immigration (W031)

Tuesday April 29, 8:15-11:45 a.m.

Planning and public health intersect at Buford Highway. Its retail and restaurants represent the area's increasingly diverse heritage. But, despite the corridor's high volume of pedestrian traffic, its infrastructure focuses on the auto. That's why Buford Highway has one of the highest pedestrian-fatality rates in the United States. Explore recent efforts to improve safety with representatives from PEDS, the Hispanic Health Coalition, and the Latin American Association. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Hosted by the Latinos and Planning Division. CBS News recently posted this feature, mentioning Plaza Fiesta, a shopping center on Buford Highway.
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Division Facilitated Discussion

Immigration/Migration GWCC (S837)

Tuesday, April 29, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

The Immigration/Migration track at the 2014 APA National Conference will feature the perspectives of various APA Divisions on an issue that is being addressed by many communities across the nation. This facilitated discussion will serve as a roundtable Q & A moderated with questions from Marj Press, Chair of the APA Divisions Council and from the audience. Come pick the brains of experts in the field in a facilitated discussion that highlights the multi-disciplined nature of the planning field while analyzing one of today's most important planning issues in the changing face of America. Hall C1, Divisions 2. CM | 1.25