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Planning and Public Art: An Interview with Jack Becker of Forecast Public Art

Jennifer Henaghan, AICP, deputy research director and manager of APA's Green Communities Research Center, interviews Jack Becker, founder and director of the Community Services Program at Forecast Public Art. Jack discusses how planners can work to include public art and artists into the process of placemaking. He also gives a preview of the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant program partnership with APA.


NPC17 Opening Keynote: Peter Leyden, "The Re-Invention of America"

Peter Leyden was managing editor at the original Wired magazine, founding director of the New Politics Institute, and founder of new media company Reinventors. He is recognized around the world as an expert on new technologies and future trends and the impact of the digital revolution on media, business, and politics. His keynote address kicked off the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City.


APA's Water Task Force

Bill Cesanek, AICP, Vice President at CDM Smith and Chair of APA's Water Task Force, talks about the state of water issues in planning and provides an update on the work of the group.


Rising Seas: Big Planning Challenge & Big Opportunity

In his closing keynote address at the 2016 National Planning Conference, Oceanographer John Englander explains how we are entering into a new era that requires a new level of planning. Rising seas can be viewed as a glass half empty, or half full. With the right planning, not only can most communities survive, they can thrive


Prosperity Playbook: A Conversation with HUD's Lynn Ross, AICP

APA's Policy Director Jason Jordan sat down with Lynn Ross, AICP, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, to talk about the recent launch of the Prosperity Playbook and other initiatives.


The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare for It

This video — part of APA's Early Career Program campaign — lays out how membership can help a young planner's career.


APA 2015 Annual Report

Carol Rhea, FAICP, President of the American Planning Association and Valerie Hubbard, FAICP, President of the American Institute of Certified Planners, highlight APA's 2015 Annual Report.


Plan4Health — Grace Kyung

Grace Kyung, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner for Trailnet, talks about the traffic calming demonstrations for Plan4Health in St. Louis, Missouri. Watch more videos on the Plan4Health Peer Learning Network.


Pursuing Inclusive Growth — Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas

Pursuing Inclusive Growth: Placed-based Strategies for Economic Growth, Social Mobility and Housing Affordability

Forum panelists: Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University; Renée Lewis Glover, Chair, Habitat for Humanity International Board of Directors and former head of Atlanta Housing Authority; Shelley Poticha, Director of Natural Resources Defense Council's Urban Solutions program. Moderated by Emily Badger, Washington Post (recorded October, 2015).

The American Planning Association's Burnham Forum series examines the trends, challenges, and opportunities that will shape America's communities over the next half century.

View past Burnham Forum Videos


Bike Seattle: A tour of the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan

Planning magazine presents a look into the city of Seattle's bicycling culture and infrastructure.


HUD Secretary Julian Castro — 2015 National Planning Conference

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro giving remarks at the APA Awards luncheon during the 2015 National Planning Conference in Seattle.


Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

APA's Jim Schwab, AICP, Manager of the Hazards Planning Center, interviews Association of State Floodplain Managers Executive Director, Chad Berginnis about President Obama's executive order which established a federal standard for flood risk management and how that affects the hazards field. Recorded at the 2015 Natural Hazards Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado.


Reconsidering Ian McHarg: An Interview with Ignacio Bunster-Ossa

Landscape architect and urban designer Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, visits APA's Chicago office to discuss his new book, Reconsidering Ian McHarg, available from APA's Planners Press.