APA Interact November 3, 2021

This Week at APA
November 3, 2021
APA President Leo Asuncion Jr., AICP, released a statement reaffirming APA's commitment to tackling the climate crisis as world leaders assemble in Glasgow this week and next for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Asuncion emphasized the role of planners in helping communities implement solutions to meet climate goals and a new zero emission future.
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RELATED: APA through its partnership with the Global Planners Network will share how U.S. planners are helping communities work toward reaching climate emission reduction goals. Learn how APA is partnering to help advance climate action.
Overcoming local pushback on climate action

Local municipalities are taking the lead on climate change mitigation, but navigating regional, state, and national politics presents challenges for communities looking to adapt. From cost-benefit analyses to "climate ambassadors," learn how planners are helping their communities come together to transcend this politically polarizing issue.
Emission Reduction
Climate adaptation with TDR

From controlling energy-wasting sprawl to protecting natural areas, transferable development rights (TDR) are an important tool in planners' climate action toolbox. Learn how you can utilize TDR to help communities mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change in this issue of Zoning Practice.
Native American Heritage Month
The people's way

Communication and collaboration are critical for successful planning with Native American communities. It starts with understanding a community's culture and tradition, earning trust, and listening to community members. Learn how planners are honoring the past and helping protect Native American cultures.

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Artificial Intelligence
What do you think about AI?

Are you using AI now, or are you thinking about how you will use it in the future? What are your thoughts about AI as an emerging technology in planning? APA and Virginia Tech are exploring perceptions and experience with AI and want to hear from you. Help the profession prepare for emerging technologies by taking this short 10-minute survey. The survey is anonymous.
November 8: "The Race to Net Zero" webcast, featuring APA and other members of the Global Planners Network sharing how planners are helping communities work toward their climate goals.

November 8: Virtual conference, "Supporting Intergenerational Equity," hosted by APA's International Division. The free event explores how planners can be changemakers today and support intergenerational equity at the community, national, and global scales.

November 30: Final opportunity to comment on the Planning Accreditation Board's proposed amendment to its Accreditation Standards.

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