APA Interact June 2, 2021

This Week at APA
June 2, 2021
Minneapolis made national headlines in 2019 for being the first U.S. city to eliminate single-family zoning. But what led to this landmark zoning reform, how did the city implement these changes, and what have been the results?

This month's PAS Memo provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive planning process, revealing how the city's housing crisis, the historical context of racist housing policies, and innovative community engagement helped planners tackle the challenge of racial equity. Learn about the tools Minneapolis is using to implement its approach and glean action steps that you can adapt to your own community and planning practice.
Read the Memo
PLUS: Interested in discussing the pros and cons of single-family zoning with your APA colleagues? Head over to APA's LinkedIn channel to join the conversation.
New from Planning
Eight advantages of adaptive reuse

Zoning reform and flexible building codes can help encourage new uses for old buildings, including now-vacant office spaces or strip malls. See examples from Massachusetts to California and how adaptive reuse benefits developers, residents, and the overall community.
Demystifying the AICP College of Fellows

With a diverse panel of speakers from every step and perspective in the Fellows nomination and selection process, this webinar will bring transparency and clarity to this career-defining achievement. Join us on Monday, June 14, 2 – 3 p.m. ET to learn what it takes to craft a successful nomination. Even if you're not pursuing Fellowship at this time, start planning now.
AICP Code of Ethics Update Town Hall

Join a Town Hall webinar Wednesday, June 9, 1 – 2 p.m. ET to learn about proposed updates to the Code of Ethics to ensure it continues to reflect the needs and values of today's planners. APA and AICP members are invited to submit comments now through June 30.
Member news
Two certified planners appointed to U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Congratulations to Dr. Hazel R. Edwards, FAICP, and AICP Commissioner Justin Moore, AICP, for their appointments to the CFA. They are the first certified planners to serve on the commission, and each will serve a four-year term.
Live briefing: Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act

Join APA's Public Affairs and Transportation Planning Division on Friday, June 11 at noon ET for a 30-minute debrief that unpacks the provisions and what they mean for planning. (Free for APA members; register)
Planning education
Accredited planning schools

Looking for an accredited planning school? Search for schools by region or degree type on the new Planning Accreditation Board's website. Check out the additional accreditation resources and publications available.
Scholarship deadline June 14

Apply for one of three available APA Foundation scholarships. APA Foundation scholarships aim to make the planning profession more accessible to individuals with limited means and to attract diverse, talented students to the planning profession.
Long Range Planner
Beaufort County
Beaufort, SC
Director of Development Services
City of Marble Falls
Marble Falls, TX
Water Resources Senior Planner
Northwest Regional Planning Commission
St. Albans, VT
Master Plan
City of West Carrollton
West Carrollton, OH
2045 Comprehensive Plan
City of Minot
Minot, ND
2021–2040 Comprehensive Plan
City of North Liberty
North Liberty, IA

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