APA Interact May 29, 2019

This week at APA
Step up to AICP certification

Grow your career and demonstrate the value that you bring to your organization and projects by earning AICP certification. Certification is an assurance of quality that will verify your experience, knowledge, and expertise. Apply for AICP Certification June 3–27 to be eligible for the November 2019 AICP Certification Exam. Applicants who meet the June 10 early-bird deadline may re-submit during the same application window.
Application and exam prep resources

Make AICP Guide Part 1: Certification Application your primary resource for submitting a successful application. Tip: Be sure you have downloaded the most recent edition.

As you prepare for the exam, use free resources that now include chapter prep materials, the Planning and Law Division's list of key land-use law cases, an exam-oriented planning history timeline developed by the Chapter Presidents Council that complements APA's interactive timeline, and the recorded NPC19 Exam Prep Workshop.

Note: May 31 is the last day AICP Exam Prep 3.0 will be available for purchase. Please email AICP@planning.org with questions.
APA/AICP 2019 elections update: Nominated candidates announced

Last week, the APA and AICP Nominating Committees slated candidates for open Board and Commission positions. Nominated candidates' statements are posted in our elections center. Candidates who were not nominated are eligible to run by petition.


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Tee up your NPC20 session proposals

It's almost time to submit your great idea for NPC20! The opportunity to submit 2020 National Planning Conference session proposals opens Friday and closes July 1.
What's the biggest barrier to multifamily housing?

NIMBYism. A new report from the National Apartment Association, prepared with input from APA, confirms what many planners know — people who oppose new affordable housing developments in their neighborhoods are major influencers of local development decisions. The report findings align with APA's Planning Home Action Agenda, which calls on the planning community to help build public support for new multifamily housing.
More cottage homes for Clovis

Clovis, California, subject of a Planning Home case study and recipient of a 2019 APA Silver Achievement Award, is expanding its Cottage Homes Program beyond the limits of the historic Old Town neighborhood and throughout the city.
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Uncovering JAPA

40 years ago, PhD candidate Neil Smith investigated and wrote about the foundations of gentrification that still challenges cities today. A new blog post, "Neil Smith, Gentrification, and the Flow of Money," dives into his original JAPA article.
From APA's Planning History Timeline

In 1992, HUD introduced HOPE VI program grants to revamp public housing developments into mixed-income housing and provide vouchers for apartment rentals. The program endorsed new urbanist tenets promoting pedestrianism, transit access, and low-rise development. Critics said HOPE VI encouraged gentrification and diminished available housing, but proponents cited safer environments and better design. Visit the Timeline.
APA Foundation Scholarships

The new APA Foundation Scholarship seeks to make planning education more accessible to a diverse population of students. Women, people of color and indigenous descent, veterans, disabled persons, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply. The application period closes June 20.
PLD writing competition

Enter the APA Planning and Law Division student writing competition by June 7.
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