APA Interact July 13, 2022

This Week at APA
July 13, 2022
When it comes to water and land use, planners know when you plan for one, you must plan for the other. In communities across the U.S., water managers and planners are emerging from the silos they've traditionally operated in to find new ways to tackle climate change impacts together. Learn how you can take steps to integrate land and water in your community to help mitigate droughts and flooding and improve water access and quality.
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A planner's guide to drought and cascading impacts

Studies show that persistent droughts are lasting longer, covering more area, and are more intense than they were in the last century. Droughts also have potential to exacerbate other hazards, making them a top priority for local planning. Learn how you can influence land-use patterns to help your community address droughts and guide how development occurs. This and other PAS resources are free to APA members.
Development Codes
Addressing "precipitation whiplash"

Development codes can unintentionally exacerbate the impacts of water-related hazards such as flood and drought by encouraging gray infrastructure development. Without code revisions, these impacts are expected to worsen. This issue of Zoning Practice explores strategies and code revisions to help address the challenges of extreme precipitation events and prevent cascading hazards in our communities.

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Creating drought-resilient communities

Prepare your community to withstand droughts in the 21st century. Learn how to use research and scientific resources that can advance drought planning and integrate best management practices into the community planning framework. Get examples from the Midwest and West on advances in drought planning. This course is free to Passport subscribers or available for individual purchase. CM

Download Esri's Planning Guide
Learn the five key steps that planners and administrators can take to effectively address homelessness and housing affordability. ArcGIS provides the tools to make better, more justifiable decisions for housing policy development. Download the eBook to discover what ArcGIS can do for your community.
July 11–29: Submit your experience assessment for AICP Certification. Use the pre-check resources to be ready when the assessment window opens.

July 19: Ballots open for consolidated component elections. Add noreply@directvote.net to your safelist to ensure you receive the ballot.

July 25: Planning Information Exchange webinar looks at how to implement hazard mitigation solutions for people experiencing disproportionate impacts from local hazards. FreeCM

July 28: Hone your managerial skills in the new Planning Supervisor's Playbook Series. CM

Harness the power of data to help protect our communities
There are infinite data points all around us. Data points from connected vehicles, connected to the people who drive them, and the communities they live in. GM Future Roads has partnered with INRIX to create Safety View — a cloud-based solution that helps turn these data points into saved lives. Learn how Safety View can help.
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