APA Interact September 22, 2021

This Week at APA
September 22, 2021
Municipalities across the U.S. are finding new ways to boost affordable housing by reducing, reforming, or eliminating parking requirements. Learn about three primary factors driving this new reform and how it's impacting housing affordability.
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RELATED: The Journal of the American Planning Association explores how cities of all types stand to benefit from undoing constraining parking policies of the past. See the outcomes from Buffalo's decision to repeal minimum parking requirements five years ago and the impact of that decision.
Rethinking off-street parking

Many cities and counties have reevaluated their approaches to off-street parking requirements since the publication of The High Cost of Free Parking in 2005. Access resources, policy guidance, and case studies of local market-based or policy-driven parking regulations from across the U.S. in this Research KnowledgeBase Collection.
Protecting vulnerable populations

Hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities are often unsafe during flood hazards. Learn how cities across the country have updated their land-use and development codes to protect vulnerable populations from coastal storms and flooding in the latest issue of Zoning Practice.

"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

Reform, ideas, and impact

We are excited to bring together renowned experts Jerusalem Demsas, Rodney Harrell, Ph.D. and Daniel Parolek for the Daniel Burnham Forum, sponsored by AARP, to dive into the forces driving housing and zoning reform, the impact of recent innovations, and ideas for how policy makers and planners can craft effective ways to impact their communities. Be sure to add this event to your conference calendar.
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World Town Planning Day Conference Proposals

Join APA's International Division and submit your session proposals for this year's World Town Planning Day virtual conference. Explore how planners can be changemakers today and support intergenerational equity at the community, national, and global scales. Tracks will cover equitable climate adaptation, implementation and accountability, and representing the future. The proposal deadline is Friday, October 1.
September 23: Register for "The Future of Planning Compliance Review" Webinar, noon CT. Sponsored by Symbium.

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
Transportation Analyst
Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG)
South Bend, IN
Senior Planner
City of Somerville
Somerville, MA
Alternative Transportation Analyst I/II
City of Roseville
Roseville, CA
Downtown Strategic Action Plan (Plan 2033)
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
Commercial District Fiscal Analysis
Town of Harvard
Harvard, MA
Sign Code Update
City of Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA

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