APA Interact May 18, 2022

This Week at APA
May 18, 2022
It's not too late to join NPC22 Online, running today through Friday, May 20.
Connect with your peers and get access to innovative content and conversations around housing reform, climate migration, and transit accessibility. "All In" registrants may join free; or you can still register separately for the online event. All attendees will be able to view the online conference sessions through the end of the month.
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Addressing the nation's housing crisis

Momentum continues to build to address the nation's housing crisis. Planners are leaders and champions for local change around zoning reform and addressing the nation's housing needs. Catch up on the latest developments, including the Biden administration's announcement of its Housing Supply Action Plan.
Reducing barriers to mobility

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program — with $1B in funding over the next five years. The funds can be used for planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to restore community connectivity. U.S Department of Transportation is holding a webinar for potential applicants on Wednesday, May 18.
The best infrastructure investment

Hear from nine experts on why accessible sidewalks are the best infrastructure investment communities can make — from health benefits to reducing disparities between communities. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law dedicates $200M annually in grants to connect walking and biking routes with destinations and other transportation options.

Download Esri's Planning eBook
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.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Impacts of displacement and gentrification

Gain insight on the importance on the role of community organizing, planning, and engagement to preserve Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, especially in the face of displacement and other impacts of gentrification. The webinar is being co-sponsored by the APA Florida Chapter and the APA Asian and Pacific Islander Interest Group. Wednesday, May 25. CM

May 19: The final Solar@Scale webinar on maximizing 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 APA's Student Representatives Council.

May 26: Planning Information Exchange webinar "New Research on State Resilience Planning Practices," presents recent findings on flood resilience plans that can inform future approaches.CM

Sept. 15: Grant opportunity with $1B in funding for new U.S. DOT Safe Streets for All (SS4A) program.

What is Digital Government? Navigating a Purposeful Transformation to Modern Community Development

Is innovative technology crucial to solving your local government's largest challenges? Digital government is more than possible — it can make operations more efficient, information and services more accessible, and communities more connected, both across departments and with the constituents they serve.

Get actionable advice for adopting online permitting & licensing, training customers, and overcoming obstacles to create safer, smarter, and more vibrant communities.
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