APA Interact December 1, 2021

This Week at APA
December 1, 2021
Advance your community's urban forest goals with the resources, policies, and guidance available in the Tree Preservation and the Urban Forest Research KnowledgeBase Collection. Access fact sheets on the economic benefits of trees to guidelines for developing and evaluating tree ordinances. Bring the environmental, physical, mental, social, and economic benefits of an urban forest to your community.
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RELATED: See why trees should be considered early in the planning process and your role in establishing high-quality urban forests in this Planning viewpoint.
Advancing urban heat resilience

Urban greening strategies such as urban forestry and green stormwater infrastructure can help cool cities, neighborhoods, and heat-vulnerable locations. See how urban forestry is one of several heat mitigation strategies to reduce the built environment's contribution to urban heat in this PAS QuickNotes.
Built Environment
For the birds

Habitat loss, bird-building strikes, and climate change are all impacting the world's bird species. See how planners can help improve the built environment for birds, but also achieve economic and health benefits for humans as well. Planning spoke to author Timothy Beatley on the importance of creating bird-friendly communities.
Prioritizing federal investment

Learn how you can use federal funding to analyze, prioritize, and implement projects your community needs. Esri and APA will share how to align funding with your local priorities in this webinar, Thursday, December 2, from noon–1 p.m. CT.
December 6: Submit your NPC22 session proposals or sign-up to volunteer as a session reviewer.

December 10: Share your thoughts on how digital disruption may impact urban planning. Complete this 15-minute survey from the University of New South Wales Australia and supported by the Global Planners Network, of which APA is a member.

December 31: End of CM reporting period for AICP members. Check individual CM status in your CM Log (login required).
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