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Petition candidates certified
The APA Election Committee has certified that these petition candidates have met all criteria and will appear on the APA Board of Directors election ballot, by petition:
Links to biographical background and position statements for all nominated and petition candidates for the APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission; and
Access to the election balloting website (beginning July 15).
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Register for the 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference
At APA's Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 23–25, connect with planners and officials on important planning policies. Advocate for stronger communities by speaking out on legislative issues that affect planning. Learn how to address planning policy issues at both the federal and local levels, and do it all in the nation's capital, Washington D.C.
Planner Profile: Meet urban strategist Scott Goldstein, FAICP
Scott Goldstein's work in community and economic development connects communities to opportunities. For 25 years, Goldstein — an AICP Fellow — has advanced professional practice in housing, planning, and community development through revitalizing distressed communities, addressing policy challenges, and serving in professional organizations and plan commissions.
APA Learn: "Climate Change, Credit Ratings & Investment"
In this course, you'll learn how cities can access sufficient capital to undertake needed infrastructure and climate mitigation and adaptation projects and how they can prepare for fluctuations in the U.S. credit and investment markets. CM |1.0
First-time planning manager? Let go and step up
The latest post in the Guide for the Idealist series from Rick Willson, FAICP, explores "gut-check" questions that will help new managers start off on the right foot.
The Community Renewal Program
The 1959 federal Housing Act's most significant innovation was authorization of the Community Renewal Program, which promoted better planning of local urban renewal efforts through long-range, comprehensive, coordinated, feasible approaches. This historic PAS report from 1962 gives a detailed snapshot of the CRP and the promise advocates thought it held for cities.
Planning History Timeline: Establishing the Public Lands Commission
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed the second Public Lands Commission to study public land policy and laws for open range and federal lands. The commission was fronted by Gifford Pinchot (pictured), head of the Bureau of Forestry and a founder of the modern conservation movement. The group made several recommendations for the use of public lands for grazing and timber purposes, many of which were controversial with livestock, lumber, and mining interests. View the Timeline.
July 23 – "'Planning Home' and the Latino Home" webinar sponsored by the APA Latinos and Planning Division. (Register by July 22; free for LAP Division members; $30 for nonmembers) CM | 1.50
Help research the "big business" of planning
Have you worked for a global or publicly traded firm? Are you interested in sharing your experiences? If you are interested in learning about or participating in a research project examining how planning practices may vary among different types of firms and across contexts, contact Dr. Orly Linovski, Assistant Professor of City Planning at the University of Manitoba. All responses will be kept confidential.
Need to find CM opportunities?
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