APA Interact July 14, 2021

This Week at APA
July 14, 2021
Sea level rise (SLR) is one of the most immediate climate change effects impacting communities today. Learn how planners can turn to SLR planning frameworks — with or without a mandate — to undertake more meaningful adaptation action in this Journal of the American Planning Association article.

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Equitable Development
Using smart growth to adapt to climate change

Development regulations that promote smart growth and green building principles can also help communities adapt to a changing climate. In this Zoning Practice from APA Research, learn how communities can create more economic opportunities, offer more housing and transportation choices, promote equitable development, and improve quality of life.

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Climate Action
The invisible threat of extreme heat

With climate change pushing temperatures ever higher, cities must develop plans for extreme heat — especially in places with vulnerable populations. Explore how planners can help communities prepare for extreme heat impacts in Planning.

Read more about integrating equity into climate action in APA's Climate Change Policy Guide.
Nature-Based Solutions
Vacant lots to enhance climate resiliency

Vacant lots offer an opportunity to bolster climate-resilience, green infrastructure, equitable access to nature, and economic opportunities. This APA Research project explores how the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to successfully pilot an urban greening model to achieve these goals and beyond.

Hear actionable advice on how to use low-cost but high-impact nature-based solutions in your own communities.
Climate Planning
States advance climate solutions

Across the country, planners continue to advocate for state-level legislative solutions that empower and invest in equitable climate planning. Learn how these state governments are taking action to help communities secure net-zero futures.
APA Foresight
Planning with foresight

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, APA's Research Director, Petra Hurtado, PhD, provides a succinct overview of how to use foresight in planning so you can start to apply it in your community.

This PAS QuickNotes was developed in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and is free to all.
Reminder: Safe sender

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JULY 19–21: American Water Resources Association Virtual Conference, "Connecting Land & Water for Healthy Communities."

JULY 19–AUGUST 20: Voting for APA Board of Directors and AICP Commission elections.

AUGUST 4: Proposal deadline to submit for Innovate4Cities Conference, focusing on cities, climate change science, and innovation.

AUGUST 25: Deadline to submit a Fellows nomination.
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Chicago, IL
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Boulder, CO
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Princeton, NJ
Downtown Master Plan
Downton Dover Partnership
Dover, DE

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