APA Interact September 1, 2021

This Week at APA
September 1, 2021
Planners and health institutions are aware of how the social determinants of health, such as access to affordable housing, shape health disparities. This PAS Memo explores why and how planners can partner with hospitals and health systems to create equitable communities. The case studies, such as the city of Boston partnering with the Boston Medical Center to create a mixed-use development with affordable housing, illustrate the value of partnerships. This issue of PAS Memo is available free to everyone.
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RELATED: With city budgets stretched thin, leveraging community investment from anchor institutions like health systems will be crucial to meeting equitable affordable housing goals. Planning magazine shows you five ways to start.
Influence of the built environment

Evidence indicates that a person's environment has a direct relationship to their long-term health. Learn how planners are using tools like GIS to study housing policies and identify areas where intervention would help improve health outcomes and quality of life for residents.
APA Learn
Planning, neuroscience, and mental health

Despite being a leading cause of death and disability, mental illness is too often left out of planning conversations. In this APA Learn course, you'll explore the intersection of planning and neuroscience, and gain tools to help planners design spaces with mental health and well-being at the forefront. CM | 0.75
Integrate health and equity in comp plans

How can planners integrate health and equity in their comprehensive plan and plan-making processes? See examples of model language about goals, policies, and action items from 15 existing comprehensive plans that have focused on health and equity in this toolkit.

RELATED: Check out this Research KnowledgeBase Collection for further examples of plans and regulations that illustrate how planners are changing the built environment to improve health outcomes.
Neighborhood Focus
Bolstering community health

By approaching community health from a holistic perspective, this National Planning Award–winning program has drastically improved the quality of life for residents of Toledo, Ohio. Hear the story behind Ebeid Neighborhood Promise and learn how innovative public-private partnerships can bolster community health and well-being.
APA Leadership
2021 Election results

Congratulations to the newly elected leaders of the APA Board of Directors, AICP Commission, and other leaders whose terms begin January 1, 2022. Angela D. Brooks, AICP, is the APA president-elect, and Karen Wolf, FAICP, is the AICP Commission president-elect. Thank you to all of the volunteer leaders for your commitment to the profession and APA.

"Who are These People and Why are They Yelling at Me? The art and science of managing large angry public meetings"
"Who are These People and Why are They Yelling at Me? The art and science of managing large angry public meetings" is essential reading for officials who aspire to achieve public dialogue. The text book includes step by step methods for designing effective public engagement and facilitating meetings. It also gives real world experience on how to manage potential unruly public behaviour. The author has facilitated over 1,600 public meetings.
Policy and Advocacy Conference
September 29-30

Break through the noise

Your voice is a powerful catalyst. Join us at the Policy and Advocacy Conference to break through the noise with your ideas! At this year's conference, we're bringing together changemakers like you for two days of action-packed programming designed to create tangible change. Join us for a powerful, empowering, and inspirational experience that you won't want to miss.

Register by September 7 to save 25 percent and get an all-access pass.
September 3: "The Law's the Limit: Sea Level Rise Adaptation and Local Government," a Planning Information Exchange webinar. CM

September 15: The Basics "Fire & Water: Extreme Weather Trends and Community Infrastructure" webinar hosted by the APA Sustainable Communities Division. CM

September 21-22: "Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management" training hosted by the APA International Division and delivered by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, a DHS/FEMA training partner. Space is limited, use registration code 67319. CM

September 23: Practitioner's Roundtable "Fire & Water: Extreme Weather Trends and Community Infrastructure" webinar hosted by the APA Sustainable Communities Division. CM

County Forecasts to 2050
Woods & Poole Economics, Inc., in Washington D.C., has produced detailed county employment, income, and population projections since 1983. Historical data from 1970 and annual projections to 2050 of more than 900 variables for all states, counties and CBSAs. Learn more
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City of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Associate Planner
Town of Colchester Planning and Zoning Department
Colchester, VT
Senior/Associate Planner
Puget Sound Regional Council
Seattle, WA
Neighborhood Transformation Plan
City of Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation, City of Fort Worth, and LVTRise
Fort Worth, TX
Master Plan Update & Rewrite
City of Fennville
Fennville, MI
Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
City of Omaha
Omaha, NE

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