APA National Biweekly Roundup (March 1, 2017)

Here’s our weekly roundup of the American Planning Association’s latest news and upcoming events.

APA has introduced this year’s legislative priorities aimed at creating stronger and more equitable communities through planning. APA calls on Congress to:

  • Invest in the nation’s critical infrastructure
  • Promote social equity, inclusive communities, and access to opportunities for all
  • Provide transparent federal data that supports local planning

These recommendations hold the potential of creating economic growth and job creation, while creating greater access to prosperity and opportunity to communities, families, and individuals. APA advocates for strategic investments informed through sound, comprehensive data. APA has created nine principles to help the federal government develop effective national infrastructure policy that complement the organization’s legislative priorities.

Find out more about what Congress should do to improve our communities.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

The APA Planning & Law Division will be holding a webcast titled “Drone Technology: Implications on Policymaking and Design of the Built Environment” on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 12:30-2:00pm. Featuring law, urban design, and policymaking specialists, this course will discuss the implications of emerging drone technology on city and town planning and explore how future zoning regulations can best guide the use of drones in our built environment. For more information and to register, click here

APA-NYM Student Members: here is your opportunity to help shape the future of student programming and represent your peers at the national level. APA’s SRC Executive Committee is accepting nominations until May 15, 2017 for Chair and Regional Representatives. Check out this interview with Ellen Forthofer, SRC Chair, to learn about her experience and how this opportunity is furthering her planning career. For information on running for a position, visit: planning.org