APA Interact July 20, 2022

This Week at APA
July 20, 2022
A new report last week identified 47 states and Washington, D.C. are affected by the underproduction of housing units. The impact is felt from dense urban areas to small, rural towns. The APA-sponsored report, Housing Underproduction in the U.S., from Up for Growth, quantifies the housing shortage and the speed at which it continues to grow. Planners are working to change these numbers at every level of government, largely through a variety of local zoning reform efforts. Learn how you can help lead your community and build support for pro-housing policies.
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Leading the zoning reform movement

"Planners — and the work we do — are at the center of the nation's current economic agenda." With housing policy in flux at all levels of government, planners have never been better positioned to lead the charge on zoning reform in our communities. Hear from APA President-Elect Angela D. Brooks, FAICP, on how you can advocate for ADUs, TOD, and other pro-housing policy that directly impacts your planning work.
Boldly go for zoning reform

Planners know there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to zoning reform. As we re-imagine the future of zoning in our communities, Zoning Practice offers several bold new visions for alternatives to the status quo. These visions range from a radical rebuild to an attempt to harness self-interest to advance elusive collective goals.
A powerful planning tool

Zoning is a powerful tool in guiding future land use and development. However, in many cities and counties the local zoning code is inconsistent with the policy recommendations in the local comprehensive plan. Learn how to lead successful zoning reform and code drafting efforts in your community with policy and process guidance, model codes, regulations, and other resources from the Zoning Reform Research KnowledgeBase Collection.

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.
Hazard Mitigation
Reducing flood, heat, and other hazards

Hazards can disproportionately impact community members. Learn how Portland, Oregon, is working to meet immediate needs and reduce risks by using innovative outreach strategies and improving collaboration between local agencies. This Planning Information Exchange webinar on July 25 will demonstrate how to apply an equity lens to ongoing hazard mitigation practices. Free. CM
NOW–July 29: Submit your experience assessment for AICP Certification. Use the pre-check resources to prepare for your submittal.

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

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

August 20: Ballots close for the consolidated component elections. If you have not received your ballot, please contact support@directvote.net.

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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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