APA Interact August 3, 2022

August 3, 2022
Decisions to reallocate resources – especially in communities such as Flint that have experienced past harmful planning practices – should be met with critique and skepticism. Several planning practitioners weigh in on the pros and cons of rightsizing Flint's water system. Dive into the Journal of the American Planning Association viewpoints that advocate for, caution about, or pushback on rightsizing.
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One Water
Five ways to impact water planning

The 'one water' approach looks at water supply, water quality, and stormwater as a single resource for planners to manage, sweeping away the old silos of planning for water. The Planners and Water PAS Report explores the ripple effects of local needs and global water trends, including financial implications. Five strategic points of intervention illustrate where planners can make an impact.
Integrated water resource management

Breaking down existing silos can be challenging. Both planning and water professionals agree that greater collaboration on water resource management is needed between the two professions. Learn if your community is better suited for a top-down or bottom-up approach. See examples of collaboration in action from Aiken, South Carolina; Santa Ana, California; Seattle; Pittsburgh; and Tuscon.
Improving water quality

Green infrastructure can help reduce stormwater runoff but also can help improve water quality. Learn about common stormwater contaminants from seven different land uses and the green infrastructure systems most effective at removing those contaminants. August is Water Quality Month, focusing on clean water being vital to individual and community health.

Short-term rental challenges? We're here to help
Concerned about an uptick in short-term rentals operating in your community? You are not alone. Granicus helps over 400 communities tackle short-term rental related challenges, from preserving workforce housing and protecting community character to collecting tourism-related revenue.  
August 20: Deadline to vote in APA's 2022 consolidated election. Email support@directvote.net for any technical ballot difficulties.

September 15: Deadline to apply for "Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)" grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

October 13: Deadline to apply for "Reconnecting Communities" grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Ongoing: The Land Economics Foundation (LEF) of Lambda Alpha International is accepting grant proposals that advances the field of land economics.

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