APA Interact October 20, 2021

This Week at APA
October 20, 2021
As the future of transportation continues to evolve, planners are left with a daunting task — planning our communities for what is, while allowing space for what could be. Incorporating new mobility opportunities is one approach to help communities reach their climate goals. In this Journal of the American Planning Association article, authors use scenario planning to predict how the Baltimore–Washington region will change under different scenarios for economies and advanced technologies from 2015 to 2040.
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RELATED: Whether our regions prioritize growth, sustainability, or both, scenario planning is one tool planners can use to demonstrate that planners have the solutions to help communities to achieve the future they envision and reach their climate goals. This PAS memo offers a step-by-step primer on designing a scenario planning process.
Electric Vehicles
Five places to site charging stations

As municipalities work to ease the transition to EVs, planners will be called to help ensure new infrastructure is accessible and supports economic development. Learn how local governments and planners can start building much-needed charging networks.
Shared Mobility
Expanding transportation options

Shared mobility services can help increase transportation options, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce congestion. See how planners are working with transit agencies to accommodate and encourage shared mobility in this APA Research KnowledgeBase Collection.

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Supporting Asian and Pacific Islander Planners

The new Asian and Pacific Islander Interest Group helps connect and support Asian and Pacific Islander planners and communities. This online community aims to support planners and students, share experiences and opportunities, and address issues of significance to Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Everyone is welcome to join, there are no membership requirements.
Effectiveness in turbulent times

Friday, October 29 | Noon CT

Now more than ever, planners need to incorporate reflection reset into their day-to-day practice to help move from rote processes toward innovation and effectiveness. In this live workshop, learn different ways to practice and incorporate reflection into your day to support ethical decision making. CM | 1.5 | Ethics

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