APA Interact January 8, 2020

News from APA
January 8, 2020
New inclusive policies, regulations, and planning for gender equity are currently employed by the European Union to address the persistent imbalance in women's access to and control of public resources and spaces. This timely PAS Memo explains how gender mainstreaming can — and why it should — be integrated into U.S. planning practice.

Plus from Planning: Gender mainstreaming 101 — Q&A with author Sherry Ryan, pictured above.
Last day of NPC20 exclusive member access

Today, January 8, is your final opportunity to get first dibs on the most popular activities that sell out fast at conference, like mobile workshops and orientation tours. General registration opens tomorrow.

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Deadline: Submit your poster

Have you been working on a poster session proposal for NPC20? Good news!

We’ve given you a bit more time to get them in. Submit your poster by 9 a.m. CST, tomorrow, January 9, to be considered.
Podcast: Resilience Roundtable

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017. Professor Ivis Garcia Zambrana, AICP, discusses the aftermath of the disaster, outlines plan updates that occurred post-hurricane, and paints a portrait of the ongoing recovery process.
Using Arnstein's ladder to spark community engagement

Arnstein's Ladder of Citizen Participation can't fix community participation, but it can provide a starting space. Read about opportunity for more meaningful community participation in the latest Uncovering JAPA blog.
Planning: January special issue

This month, Planning magazine paves the way for NPC20 by spotlighting Houston. The city is famous for not having zoning, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have planning. After Hurricane Harvey, Houston found that resilience takes more than simply recovering from disaster. And find out how car-centric Houston is shifting toward modern mobility.
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New planning guide to advance health and equity

By integrating health and equity considerations into planning practices, planners have the power to chart a new course for vulnerable communities and revise past decisions, some of which have widened disparities. This new guide from ChangeLab Solutions can help planners to advance these important changes and create healthy, equitable, and prosperous communities for all.
Be acknowledged for your smart city initiatives

Do you have a smart city project or initiative that advances innovative planning, builds stronger communities, and supports APA's strategic goals? If so, APA's Technology Division wants to celebrate you! Apply for a 2020 Smart Cities award by January 31.
Explore green solutions through APA's grants

APA is currently seeking project inquiries from communities interested in exploring nature-based and green infrastructure solutions through pre- and post-disaster recovery planning. Three grantees will be selected to receive specialized technical assistance. All logistical expenses are funded through the grants.
Know your status? Stay on track!

Welcome to 2020! The 2020–21 reporting period began January 1, and the 2019–20 reporting period is halfway over. Check your CM log to confirm which of the two reporting periods you're in, update your information, and log any earned credits.

If you need help, contact a CM customer service associate at AICPCM@planning.org.
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