APA Interact April 20, 2022

This Week at APA
April 20, 2022
Communities with tourism-dependent economies are looking at how to better leverage local assets post-Covid. Providence, Rhode Island, is investing American Rescue Plan Act dollars in a new economic development strategy and reinvigorating its struggling tourism industry through arts and culture. Learn more about how federal funding is bolstering creative solutions to local economic recovery in this article from Planning.
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More at NPC22:  Dive deeper into economic restructuring — from resilient public spaces to transformational spending — at NPC22. You can still register to join us "All-In" in San Diego, April 30–May 3, or online only May 18–20.
Commercial Corridors
Eight steps for corridor redevelopment

Rethink and improve the performance of corridors and corridor redevelopment practices within your community. The Commercial Corridor Redevelopment Strategies PAS report offers an eight-step corridor redevelopment cycle — from evaluating corridors to planning for the long term. Today's disruptions make addressing the stability and resiliency of commercial corridors even more important.
San Diego County's bold plans

The fifth most populous county in the U.S., San Diego County has bold plans to tackle housing needs and climate change. Hear Dahvia Lynch, AICP, director of Planning & Development Services for San Diego County, discuss efforts to streamline housing and remove barriers — including new predesigned ADU plans — and efforts that go beyond state requirements to become carbon neutral. Get to know more about San Diego before you head to NPC22.
Land use for cannabis operations

With momentum for cannabis legalization growing nationwide, communities everywhere are looking to local jurisdictions in states that have gone before them for lessons on what eases the transition — and what doesn't. This Planning article breaks down what every planning department needs to know.
Call for nominations

Sharpen your skills, expand your networks, and strengthen the impact of APA by serving as an elected leader. APA Chapters, Divisions, and the Student Representatives Council are seeking a diverse group of committed members to lead your planning organization in the years ahead. The portal for candidate self-nominations is open through May 16.
AICP: Registration for the spring AICP Certification cycle to take the May AICP Certification Exam is now through April 29.

NPC: Join us for NPC22, "All In" in San Diego April 30–May 3, and online; or for the online-only conference May 18–20. CM

April 22: Explore the relationship of health to climate resilience in "Climate Resilience Includes Health: Planning in Native American Communities" webinar hosted by APA's Sustainable Communities Division. CM

April 30: Have you experienced barriers to digital technology in your work? Share your experience on digital disruption by completing this survey from members of the Global Planners Network, of which APA is a member.

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