APA Interact October 27, 2021

This Week at APA
October 27, 2021
Climate change impacts affect all aspects of planning. In disaster recovery, planners have a distinct skillset that can help a community reach a physical and functional condition that is as good or better than it was pre-disaster. Learn how planners can position communities for a stronger, more resilient recovery with this Post-Disaster Recovery Guide for Planners from APA Research.
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Seven principles of strong climate planning

As climate change impacts increase worldwide, there is an urgent need for communities to simultaneously mitigate and adapt. Learn how planners can build a foundation for stronger climate change planning in this article from the Journal of the American Planning Association.
Avoid conflicting plans

Ensuring your plans result in complementary policies that build resilience in at-risk geographies is crucial to long-term community health and safety. Use the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard (PIRS) from Texas A&M University to understand and assess internal consistency of local plans through spatial analysis, as detailed in this PAS Memo.
Biodiversity benefits in climate fight

Explore how biodiversity and nature-based solutions can address the needs of cities to mitigate against the effects of climate change and specific issues like extreme heat. People Behind the Plans host Courtney Kashima, AICP, talks with Rasmus Astrup, partner and design principal at Danish urban design and landscape architecture practice SLA. This episode is sponsored by Tyler Technologies.

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Board vacancies proposed bylaws revision

The purpose of this proposed bylaws revision is to clarify expectations about what happens in the event of a vacancy on the APA Board. APA members are invited to comment now through November 30.
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Supporting intergenerational equity

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As the world faces global crises like climate change and pandemics, planning for sustainable and equitable communities requires both long-term thinking and immediate action. Explore how planners can be changemakers today and support intergenerational equity at the community, national and global scales. Free.

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