APA Interact August 4, 2021

This Week at APA
August 4, 2021
Successful curb management must accommodate the transitory nature of curb needs without neglecting its most prominent use: parking. Learn eight ways your community can build a parking plan that improves overall curb management in the process.
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Economic Equity
Support the informal economy

Fines, fees, and strict regulations burden street vendors and other small-scale entrepreneurs who are an integral part of local economies. As communities work to prioritize economic equity and justice, learn how to better support all who depend on the informal economy.
Remove unintentional barriers to ghost kitchens

Ghost kitchens are disrupting the restaurant industry. Is your community ready? Get up to speed on this developing e-commerce trend to remove unintentional barriers to ghost kitchens while minimizing potential land-use conflicts.
Code Updates
Accommodating industrial evolution

While the long-term effects of COVID-19 remain uncertain, early indications suggest that emerging industrial or quasi-industrial uses, such as industrial design facilities and cloud or ghost kitchens, may fill some of the stores permanently closed by the pandemic. This issue of Zoning Practice examines how communities have updated their zoning codes to accommodate the evolution of industrial land uses.
APA Learn
Reboot small businesses

Help get small businesses back on their feet. Through quick, smart investments in place assets, and financial tools and structures to mobilize a foundation for ecosystem change, planners can help build a more inclusive and resilient small business economy. (Member $15/ Nonmember $30) CM | .75
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You've taken the education, and learned new ideas to implement in your community. Don't forget to log your CM credits to maintain your AICP certification.

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Building Momentum
2021 Policy and Advocacy Conference

September 29–30

We're bringing together changemakers like you for two days of progress and inspiration this September at the digital 2021 Policy and Advocacy Conference. Hear from motivating leaders and experts in the can't-miss sessions and meet (virtually) with your Congressional elected officials to advocate for planning in your community. The limited-time All Access registration is available starting today — register before it's gone!
Now through August 30, comment on PAB's proposed amendment to its Accreditation Standards. Read more about the proposed amendment and comment procedures on PAB's website.

AUGUST 20: Voting concludes for the APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission elections.

AUGUST 25: Fellows nomination deadline.

AUGUST 27: Share your sustainability plan with USGBC's LEED for Cities Program.

AUGUST 30: Comments due on the Planning Accreditation Board's proposed amendment to its Accreditation Standards.
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