In Motion: An Interview with Author Tony Hiss
Author Tony Hiss (Experience of Place), talks with Bob Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association about his new paperback edition of In Motion: The Experience of Travel. Hiss and Yaro discuss how planners can take on the role of stewards of Deep Travel.
Reconsidering Jane Jacobs: A discussion with Max Page, Rudayna Abdo, Jamin Creed Rowan
How did one woman change an entire profession in a few short years with such lasting effects? Listen as Max Page, co-editor of Reconsidering Jane Jacobs, discusses Jane Jacobs's lasting, global influence. Joining Page are contributors Rudayna Abdo, AICP, director of planning at Otak International's Abu Dhabi office, and Jamin Creed Rowan, assistant professor of English at Brigham Young University.
Listen to a discussion on complete streets with Barbara McCann, Executive Director of The National Complete Streets Coalition, Sarah Zimmerman, Senior Staff Attorney for The National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), and hosted by APA's Research Associate, David Morley.
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Is your community prepared if disaster strikes? John Wilson from Lee County, Florida, and Julia Burrows from Roseville, California, discuss how their respective communities created hazard mitigation plans. Roseville and Lee County are two featured case studies in the new Planning Advisory Service report, Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning (PAS 560).
Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future
This podcast featuring Scott Shuford, AICP, Planning and Development Director of Onslow County, North Carolina, Suzanne Rynne, AICP, Manager of APA's Green Communities Research Center, and Jan Mueller, Senior Policy Associate with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, the three coauthors of PAS report 558, Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future. Listen as they discuss the various regional effects of climate change, different approaches to mitigation and adaptation, and how different communities are reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions while exploring ways to increase renewable energy opportunities.
Tuesdays at APA
Select Tuesdays at APA presentations are available as podcasts.
Public Service Announcements
APA's public service announcements celebrate the benefits of planning and the importance of community involvement.
A series of podcasts hosted by Ramona Mullahey, editor of ResourcesZine, APA's electronic publication on youth engagement.
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Clear As Mud
Hear authors Rob Olshansky and Laurie Johnson discuss their new release Clear As Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans. Olshansky and Johnson discuss how Hurricane Katrina differed from other international disasters and their experience in tracking the rebuilding of New Orleans.
Food and Planning in New Orleans
Among the many things New Orleans is famous for is its food. Increasingly, that food is locally grown. Vanessa Ulmer, the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator with the Prevention Research Center at Tulane University, joined Broadcast APA to talk about local food, fighting obesity, and citywide polices that increase food access. She also gives listeners tips on where to eat in New Orleans — all of which are included in the New Orleans Food System Guide, compiled by APA's Planning & Community Health Research Center.
Estimating the population of New Orleans was a tricky business in the months — and years — after Hurricane Katrina. With the 2010 Census coming up, planner Rafe Rabalais talks about what the official decennial count means for the city, shifts in local demographics since the August 2005 storm, and the tool his company developed to track the resettlement of New Orleans.
The Role of Culture in Planning for New Orleans's Recovery, Featuring Nick Spitzer
In this interview with APA's Meghan Stromberg, Nick Spitzer discusses how New Orleans has bred a unique culture, with music as its centerpiece, that represents its deep history and diversity. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it has been critical to not only rebuild city infrastructure, but also to reassert New Orleans culture through ritual and festival.
Dale Morris of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C., and David Waggonner of Waggonner and Ball Architects based in New Orleans discuss the purpose and outcomes of the Dutch Dialogues series held in New Orleans. Read about Dutch Dialogues at www.dutchdialogues.com.
New Orleans Moving Forward
Stephen Villavso, FAICP, of Villavaso & Associates, discusses the current planning status of New Orleans and the future of the city.
Green Community Podcast Series
The health of our planet and our selves depends on how we plan, design, and construct the world between our buildings. Hear from contributors of Green Community, the new book from APA published in conjunction with the National Building Museum.
Green Community Energy
In this episode, listen to Green Community contributor Mary Rickel Pelletier.
Green Community Energy (Part II)
In this episode, listen to Green Community contributors Erica Heller, AICP, and Mark Heller, AICP.
Green Community Conservation
In this episode, listen to Green Community contributors Timothy Beatley and Patrice Frey.
Green Community Density and Transportation
In this episode, listen to Green Community contributors F. Kaid Benfield, Fred Hansen, and Mariela Alfonzo.
Green Community Introduction
In this episode, listen to Green Community co-editors Timothy Mennel and Susan Piedmont-Palladino discuss contributor insights and the book's production.
Authors & Experts
A discussion with Jim Schwab, manager of the Hazards Planning Research Center at the APA, about the recent flooding in Iowa and other midwestern states.
Planning the Urban Forest
Listen as urban forestry experts discuss the importance of establishing and maintaining an urban forestry program. This podcast features the report's general editor, Jim Schwab, AICP, American Planning Association; Cheryl Kollin, American Forests; Jim Skiera, International Society of Arboriculture; and Phillip Rodbell, USDA Forest Service.
The High Cost of Free Parking
Donald Shoup, professor of urban planning at UCLA and author of The High Cost of Free Parking, talks about how free parking distorts transportation choices, warps urban form, and degrades the environment — and suggests sensible policy alternatives.
Mark Hinshaw has a proposition for Americans: Come out of your bunkers, throw open the gates, and meet the neighborhood. Hear Hinshaw, author of the APA Planners Press book True Urbanism, talk about what cities can do to encourage vibrant, unpredictable urban neighborhoods.
Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Lora Lucero, AICP, John Echeverria, and Nancy Stroud duiscuss this case mean for planners.