Elevate your planning work or an inspiring individual to a national audience. Nominations are now accepted through Friday, September 6, at 5 p.m. (CT) for the 2020 National Planning Awards. Learn what is required and start working on your nomination.
FutureShape participants further planning research
This fall, the APA Foundation will produce FutureShape, the first research agenda for the planning profession. Participants met in Chicago, August 5–6, to discuss the most important research questions facing planners today and anticipated in the future. Since September 2018, thought leaders from across the country have been serving on FutureShape workgroups to engage the research community through a convening of academics, researchers, planners, and allies to build an authoritative blueprint for the impact of planning in the 21st century.
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Connect with your elected officials
Join us for the Policy and Advocacy Conference September 23–25 in Washington, D.C., for the opportunity to participate in Planners' Day on Capitol Hill. APA will set up meetings between you and your elected officials and their staff — all included in your conference registration.
APA Learn: "The Supreme Court's Knick Decision: What It Did and Did Not Change"
Will Knick v. Township of Scott affect the future of planning? Learn more about the recent Supreme Court decision in this new APA Learn course. CM |1.25 | Law
Planning History Timeline: Habitat Conservation Plan Amendment
In 1982, The National Endangered Species Act of 1973 was amended to allow possible exemptions when developers create a Habit Conservation Plan to protect wildlife while developing a protected area. View the timeline.
Need to find CM?
You may have already earned it! You have the option to claim CM credit for events other than from a traditional CM provider. Below are a few opportunities to help you meet your CM credit requirements.
You can self-report up to eight credits each two-year reporting period using the self-reporting tool to claim CM-eligible activities not posted by a provider — this includes activities meeting CM law and CM ethics.
Claim up to eight CM for pro bono planning service. Examples of pro bono eligible for CM credit include planning related support groups, serving on a board or committee, mentoring, and more.
Authoring an article
You can claim up to 16 CM per reporting period for authoring published, planning-related journal articles that are double-blind peer reviewed (eight CM credits per article, regardless of length). Use the authoring an article tool.