APA Interact July 7, 2021

This Week at APA
July 7, 2021
Last week, Congress passed a surface transportation bill, INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), which has significant support for planning. This builds momentum for reforming and renewing the federal transportation program before its September 30 expiration. Transportation reauthorization is one of APA's legislative priorities given that the federal surface transportation program has a very significant impact on local and regional planning efforts. Cruise through these resources to help prepare for navigating the path ahead.

From charging stations to universal accessibility, is your community's infrastructure ready to support electric vehicles (EVs)? Power up on where to site chargers, the different types of chargers, and how best to support equitable access to stations in the latest from Planning magazine.
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Planning Excellence
Rebuilding trust through transportation

Partnering with community organizations, this National Planning Award-winning transportation plan established trust, transparency, and accountability with underserved residents of Bayview, California — and helped educate youth about planning through the process.
Equitable Access
Integrating gender mainstreaming

Increasingly, evidence suggests that men and women have differing needs and experiences when it comes to built environments, public services, and amenities. Learn how gender mainstreaming can help planners to create communities that better support all genders.
APA Foresight
Why planners need to prepare for urban air mobility

By 2028, urban air mobility is likely to be a commercially viable market for air metro services in the U.S. In this podcast episode, APA talks with Heather Sauceda Hannon, AICP, of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Ric Stephens of NV5 about why it is so important for planners to prepare for this emerging transportation system.

Created in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Zoning Reform
Minus minimums

Five years ago, Buffalo repealed minimum parking requirements with its adoption of the Green Code. This article from the Journal of the American Planning Association explores the outcomes from that decision, including 21 percent fewer total off-street parking spaces and varying developer responses. This article is open through July.

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Safe sender

For the upcoming APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission elections, APA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the election. Be sure your election ballot arrives in your inbox on July 19. Add noreply@directovote.net as an approved sender.
July 19 – August 20: Voting for APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission elections.

August 25: Deadline to submit a Fellows nomination.
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