APA Interact July 21, 2021

This Week at APA
July 21, 2021
Planners and city officials are benefiting from integrating data through Smart City Digital Twins (SCDTs) — a living digital replica of a city that is continuously updated with real-time data and analytics on interactions between humans, infrastructure, and technology — to make hyperlocal, data-driven decisions. Read on in this edition of PAS QuickNotes to learn how SCDTs can support more effective stakeholder engagement, answer those 'what if' questions, and more.
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RELATED: Dive deeper into using smart city digital twins in your work. Balance the benefits of helping stakeholders better visualize planning outcomes and be mindful of unintentionally reproducing inequalities. See how your colleagues in Boulder, Colorado, and Boston are applying this technology to their planning work in this Planning article.
Managing Change
Digital implications for the built environment

Digitalization — the shift away from physical spaces toward digital spaces — has accelerated and is impacting retail, work, transportation, and infrastructure needs. Catch up on the trends and learn about the implications for the built environment, our communities, and how we plan for them.

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Seven reasons you need GIS

Understanding data and how to analyze it is an essential tool for planners to help communities make decisions and navigate change. Learn about seven GIS trends that will impact the future of cities and planning. Enhance your own GIS skills with this step-by-step learning plan from APA and Esri.
Applying Data
Using data to bolster planning decisions

How can planners utilize data and technology to drive community decision-making? Fort Worth, Texas, paired its comprehensive planning department with the data analytics department — and the collaboration is paying off.
New Technologies
How technology is shaping practice and your career

The planning profession is evolving with new technology. Explore how core concepts relating to artificial intelligence (AI), coding and automation, digitalization, and digital twins can influence your planning work in this webinar from APA Learn. CM | 1.5 ($30 Member/$60 Non-member)
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence and planning

Few planners routinely apply AI to their work. AI has the potential to shape the communities' planners serve. AI may also automate some tasks traditionally performed by planners and create new areas of planning practice. Get resources and policy guidance on the effects of AI in your community through this APA Research KnowledgeBase collection.
Get AICP certified in 2021

Don't miss out on your last chance to get AICP certified this year. Submit your AICP Application today to verify your education and experience. Then, you can submit your Criteria Experience Essays by Monday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m. CT and register for the AICP Certification Exam as soon as tomorrow to take the November exam.
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