APA Interact January 22, 2020

This Week at APA
January 22, 2020
The 2020 Census is officially underway, marking an important milestone for the nation's once-in-a-decade headcount. With government distrust on the rise, planners are poised to play a significant role — working to ensure that all people living in local communities are counted.

Timothy Olson, associate director for field operations at the U.S. Census Bureau, offers ways for planners to support a complete and accurate 2020 Census, which informs local land use decisions and determines the amount of federal funding communities receive for implementing local plans.

APA recently supported a bipartisan Senate-passed resolution, encouraging individuals, families, and households across the country to take part in the Census.
What will you discover in Houston?

At NPC20, you'll find inspiration around every corner — through education, networking, and innovation. Once you register, dive deeper into the program. You'll want to begin building your schedule and selecting high-demand ticketed activities before they sell out.
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Navigating an urban planning career: Strategies for success

March 4 – In this Career Reality webinar, walk away with an action plan and the confidence to land your first job or internship. (Register; free)
Rebuild through APA's disaster recovery assistance

APA is currently seeking inquiries from communities in need of technical assistance for post-disaster recovery projects. One community will be selected to receive specialized technical assistance, and all logistical expenses are funded through the grant.
Students: Present innovative solutions at NPC20

Participants in the Student Design Competition have an exciting opportunity to present their work, network with professionals, and compete for a $2,500 prize at NPC20. Start getting your team together and preparing your materials for submission.
Nominate outstanding private planning practitioner work

APA's Private Practice Division introduces its inaugural awards program. It recognizes the inspiring work carried out by private planning practitioners and the dedication of our members to address the full range of critical planning needs. Submit your nomination by February 7.
From Planning: Seed to sale

On January 1, legalized recreational marijuana laws went into effect for Illinois — could your state be next? Find out how local planners tackle land-use and zoning challenges to make the new industry work for their community.
JAPA in the information age

What role do journals, such as JAPA, have in a world where people can instantly access information at their fingertips? Editor Ann Forsyth looks at the new information landscape.
APA Learn: Planning for diversity in a just city

In this four-part series, discover how planners within APA are addressing Latino issues, gain insight how Latino planners are being perceived within the profession, and learn best practices for increased community engagement. CM | 6.0
Historic PAS Report: The planning commission viewed by planning directors

This month's historic PAS Report from 1965 shares planning directors' thoughts on who makes the best planning commissioners and what makes the best planning commissions.
Start logging for the 2020–21 CM reporting period

If you are in the 2018–19 reporting period and have met the CM requirements, your CM log will now have the option to review and sign off.

Please review and close your 2018–19 reporting period as soon as possible to start logging CM for your 2020–21 reporting period.
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