APA Interact August 18, 2021

This Week at APA
August 18, 2021
Now and future trends impacting planning
Seven trends impacting planning now
Here's a look at seven trends affecting planning now. Some of these trends have big implications, are increasingly urgent, or are moving so fast that planners have no choice but to stay on top of them.
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And here's a look at six additional trends further out on the horizon that may impact planning. APA is exploring the drivers of change that will impact the profession in the coming years, as well as tracking interesting patterns that could signal new ones. Practicing foresight will help you prepare.
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APA Foresight
Making sense of the future

Foresight is an approach that aims at making sense of the future, understanding drivers of change that are outside of one's control, and preparing to navigate change and uncertainty. In this PAS QuickNotes, get a succinct overview of how to use foresight in planning so you can start to apply it in your community.

This resource was developed in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and is free to all.
Five skills needed for your career

As technological foundations of the planning field continue to shift, APA's Technology Division brings you guidance on five skills and technologies shaping the future of the practice — and your career.
Planning Process
How-to guide for scenario planning

Scenario planning can help planners navigate uncertainty or support subject-specific planning efforts. This PAS Memo clarifies the wide range of decisions that are involved in a scenario planning process and provides guidance to effectively tailor the process to your community's nuanced needs.
Applying Degree of Change to comp plans

The Degree of Change approach can help address plan limitations and provide clarity and strategy to the pace of change desired from a plan. See how Memphis used Degree of Change and learn the most effective ways to apply this concept.
Artificial Intelligence
Mitigating AI impacts

Hear why planners need to pay attention to artificial intelligence (hint: it's already being used in many planning contexts). Experts discuss the potential impacts on communities, as well as how planners can mitigate the negative ones. This podcast was produced in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

RELATED: Access more AI resources through the Artificial Intelligence and Planning Research KnowledgeBase collection.
Policy and Advocacy Conference
September 29-30

Make your voice heard

Have you registered for Policy and Advocacy Conference yet? This completely unique, virtual event features Planners' Day on Capitol Hill, where you get to video conference with your Congressional elected officials about issues affecting your community. You've still got time to register for the All Access pass — this gets you a guaranteed Planners' Day meeting, session recordings, and more at the best price. Register by September 7.
AUGUST 20: Voting concludes for the APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission elections.

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

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