APA Interact: August 24, 2022

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August 24, 2022
Planners remain poised to be champions of change when it comes to zoning reform. Rethinking zoning can come in a variety of ways — from eliminating parking minimums to permitting accessory dwelling units. Each community is unique and should determine what reforms work best for them. Check out the variety of ways APA and its partners are working to advance zoning reform. Dive into zoning reform at next month's Policy and Advocacy Conference and how federal legislation can help bolster local efforts.
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RELATED: Hear from subject matter experts on zoning reform and federal impacts at the online 2022 Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 28–29. The conference is for everyone and welcomes participants at every level of familiarity and experience with legislation. Register by September 6 and save! CM
47 states and counting

Housing underproduction is not just a coastal issue. Underproduction of housing units now impacts 47 states and Washington, D.C., according to the latest report from Up for Growth, sponsored by APA. Passage of federal legislation such as the Housing Supply and Affordability Act can support local zoning reforms to ease the housing crisis.
Beyond single-family zoning

What other development regulations can encourage a variety of forms and patterns of housing? Some options might include accessory use standards, dimensional standards, and building codes that can help spur opportunities to build missing middle housing in this Zoning Practice.

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Parking Reforms
Five lessons from eliminating parking minimums

Reducing parking minimums is one type of zoning reform. Some communities look to eliminate parking minimums to boost economic development and others to decrease housing costs. Get five tips from Sandpoint, Idaho, that recently passed a series of parking reforms for their own downtown.
New AICP Ethics Officer named

Ralph Willmer, FAICP, will serve as the new AICP Ethics Officer following the retirement of Jim Peters. The AICP Ethics Officer plays a vital role in upholding and enforcing the AICP Code of Ethics.

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 31: Early bird deadline to register to attend the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning ACSP2022.

September 8: Conclusion of the first PAB comment period on the proposed revision to the 2022 Accreditation Standards.

September 28–29: Register to attend the online APA Policy and Advocacy Conference. CM

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