APA Interact May 11, 2022

This Week at APA
May 11, 2022
Get an in-depth look at the contributors to urban heat and equity implications in Planning for Urban Heat, a new PAS Report. Learn how proactively managing and mitigating heat can help communities achieve greater heat resiliency. The report provides a collection of strategies to help you take a leading role in coordinating community efforts.
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Climate Change
Resources for tackling extreme heat

Extreme heat is one of the deadliest climate risks in the United States. Planners are responding by leveraging clear goals and metrics, well-defined strategies, and inclusive participation to address this escalating concern. Access the tools and resources you need to tackle extreme heat in this APA Research KnowledgeBase Collection.
Implementing low-carbon land-use laws

While climate change is global, the effects are local. The key to climate change mitigation may be in local land-use and development regulations. Learn about local regulatory strategies that can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or promote increased carbon sequestration in this issue of Zoning Practice.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Influence on the built environment

Learn about 12 AAPI leaders who have nurtured our communities and advanced the field of planning. This Planning article shines a spotlight on a dozen planners, architects, historians, and community organizers you should know.

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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.
May 12: Join APA, Up for Growth, and experts in the field to learn how leveraging tax policy can optimize incentives to build more mixed-income housing with lasting affordability. CM

May 13: Share your views on the unique impact of planning, the role of planners, and your experiences working with local officials in this anonymous member survey.

May 13: Free "Technology Tools for Sustainability" webinar hosted by the APA Sustainable Communities Division. CM

May 16: Self-nominate to serve as an elected leader for an APA Chapter, Division, or on the Student Representatives Council.

May 18–20: Join us for NPC22 online. CM

May 19: The final Solar@Scale webinar on how to maximize successes. CM

May 20: Students and recent grads are invited to share your challenges and opportunities as an emerging planner in a Student Town Hall, hosted by the SRC.
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