APA Interact February 20, 2019

Using zoning to advance inclusionary growth

Washington, D.C.'s Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Amendment Act was adopted to ensure affordable housing units are available throughout the District. In this Planning Home Case Study, learn how IZ has helped the city increase the number of affordable housing units and expand their geographic distribution. Each case study in the series will feature a community approach to addressing the nation's housing affordability crisis.
APA announces Joel Albizo as new CEO

The APA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAE, as the new Chief Executive Officer of APA and the American Institute of Certified Planners, effective April 8, 2019. Albizo has more than 30 years of association management experience, including his most recent role as CEO of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, a regulatory body that establishes licensure standards for the practice of landscape architecture.


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Sign up now for education, inspiration, and networking at NPC19, April 13–16 in San Francisco. Regular pricing is in effect through March 13.
Review resumes at NPC19

APA invites experienced planners to share their expertise with colleagues by reviewing resumes at the NPC19 Resume Clinic. Each review takes about 20 minutes, and volunteer reviewers sign up for 1.5- to 3-hour sessions. The clinic is highly attended, and last year volunteers helped hundreds of planners with their resumes. Sign up by March 4.
NPC20 topic survey

Suggest track topics or other ideas for NPC20 by March 6.
New! March 13 – "Ensuring Perpetuity: Effective Easement Monitoring" webinar hosted by the Preservation Leadership Forum (free; register)

New! March 21 – "How Land Use and Natural Resource Regulations are Shaping the Legal Cannabis Industry" webinar hosted by the APA Planning and Law Division (registration required) CM l 1.5 | Law

New! April 29–May 2, Chicago – XPONENTIAL 2019 conference on automated vehicle technologies and solutions sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (registration required; early-bird rates end March 18)
From APA's Planning History Timeline

In 1964, Max Bond, Jr., became the first director of the newly founded Architects' Renewal Committee in Harlem, a community design center dedicated to practicing advocacy planning by engaging residents in planning, designing, and developing low- and moderate-income communities. Other important CDCs include Barrio Planners, which worked in Southern California's Hispanic communities, and Asian Neighborhood Design, which has been active in San Francisco's Chinatown community since 1973. Learn more planning history.
Neighborhood Service Facilities

In the mid-1900s, city officials tried decentralizing social and administrative services to improve efficiency, accessibility, responsiveness, and innovation. Examples included branch city halls, comprehensive health centers, housing and employment advisory services, and multipurpose centers. This historic PAS report from 1968 examined the benefits and challenges of the decentralized approach, offered examples from cities across the country, and explored planning's role in siting these services in optimal locations.
Comment on draft policy guides

Please review and comment — by February 28 — on draft APA policy guides on equity, housing, and surface transportation. The APA Delegate Assembly will consider final versions of the guides during NPC19.
Take the diversity and inclusion survey

Results of the ongoing Planning Practitioner Diversity Climate Survey will guide development of resources to promote diverse and inclusive environments where planners work and provide a benchmark for measuring progress.
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Ecocity call for abstracts

Ecocity World Summit (October 7–11 in Vancouver, British Columbia), is soliciting abstracts for oral presentations, workshops, or field trips on the conference theme, "Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities." The submission deadline is April 1.
Suggest a Great Place in America

Use our online form to suggest a 2019 Great Place in America. APA will announce this year's designees during the Policy and Advocacy Conference in September. The suggestion window is open through April 17.
Act soon

Latinos and Planning Division scholarship

APA County Planning Division Awards

Transportation Planning Excellence Awards sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration

March 1 is the last day to act on these opportunities.
Welcome to APA!

Congratulations and welcome aboard to four new APA staffers (pictured below, l to r) who are working in our Chicago office: Marketing Associate Stephanie Bickel, Communications Associate Brenna Donegan, Research Associate Johamary (Jo) Peña, and IT Generalist Uriel (Uri) Saenz.
Transportation Planner III
Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, VA
Community Planning Program Manager
Environmental Science Associates
Sacramento, CA
Neighborhood Planner/Planning Analyst
City of Topeka
Topeka, KS
Port Expansion Study
East Central Intergovernmental Association
Dubuque, IA
Air Quality Modeling and Conformity Analysis, Travel Demand Modeling and Land Use Modeling
Shelby County Government Division of Planning & Development
Memphis, TN
Community Visioning and Master Land Use Plan
City of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

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Image from the 1968 East Harlem Triangle Plan by the Architects' Renewal Committee in Harlem; APA staff photos by Susan Deegan.

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