APA Interact November 17, 2021

This Week at APA
November 17, 2021
Approximately one in 10 older adults — roughly five million — have some form of dementia. This November, during Alzheimer's Awareness Month, learn about the challenges facing older adults and how planners can help ensure communities are safer and easier to navigate for all. Get policy, design, and programmatic recommendations in this PAS Memo.
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RELATED: Access a variety of age-friendly resources, policies, guidance, and community examples in this Research Knowledgebase Collection.
Built Environment
Age-friendly design

How does the built environment impact the quality of the aging experience? Learn more about the aging challenge and get suggestions for designing aging friendly communities in this PAS QuickNotes.
Livable rural communities

Even modest efforts from volunteers and their partner organizations can make rural communities more livable for older residents. Learn about AARP's eight domains of livability and how it is guiding communities across the country to expand options for aging populations.
Native American Heritage Month
Healing the community

For the first time in U.S. history, a local municipality has returned stolen Native land without an accompanying sale or lawsuit. Learn how the Wiyot Tribe is using planning to start the healing process and redefine their community.

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National Planning Conference 2022
Proposals due December 1

Share your unique outlook and knowledge with the planning community virtually or in San Diego. Select the session type and preferred delivery method for your session's content — from a 5-minute speed share to a 90-minute solutioning workshop. Submitters will be notified in February. Or sign-up to volunteer as a proposal reviewer to help select sessions for the NPC22 program. Deadline is December 1.
November 30: Final opportunity to comment on the Planning Accreditation Board's proposed amendment to its Accreditation Standards.

December 10: Share your thoughts on how digital disruption may impact urban planning. Complete this 15-minute survey from the University of New South Wales and supported by the Global Planners Network, of which APA is a member.

December 31: End of CM reporting period for AICP members. Check individual CM status in your CM Log (login required).

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