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Planning for Equity: Supporting At-Risk Communities in Regions That Flood

Planning for Equity: Supporting At-Risk Communities in Regions That Flood

January 27, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9262811

Guest Host: APA Sustainable Communities Division

At-risk communities are disproportionately impacted both by increased flooding and the policy and market responses to flooding conditions.  In this context, what is “social equity” and how is it related to climate resilience for all?  How can planners ensure an equitable response to flooding?

Panelists Shannon Van Zandt and Jaimie Hicks Masterson of Texas A&M University and Dr. Tisha Holmes of Florida State University will talk to planners about working in partnership with communities of color and other socio-economically disadvantaged communities to increase resilience to flood risk and its associated impacts.  Drawing on urban and rural examples across the United States, this program will illustrate the proactive role for planning in addressing equity issues in flooding-impacted regions.  These issues include infrastructure planning and provision for at-risk communities, market pressures leading to displacement, planned retreat, emergency management, and community capacity building, to name a few.

Climate change will continue to disproportionately impact vulnerable populations. This session will highlight why social equity needs to be front and center regarding all climate action and will highlight how equity has been integrated in the tools and resources overviewed.

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The Climate Data Power Hour

The Climate Data Power Hour

February 3, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9262596

Guest Host: APA Technology, Sustainable Communities and Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Divisions

As climate conditions change, understanding what data and tools are available to inform planning decisions is critical. This webinar features a climate data & technology vendor panel to introduce urban planners to data and tools to help communities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and respond to climate impacts. During this session, each climate data and technology provider will speak for (5-7 minutes). These presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion with all providers.

This webinar is sponsored jointly by The APA Technology Division, APA Sustainable Communities Division, and APA's Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division and is based on a similar event organized by Alta Planning + Design.

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The Promise of Urban Agriculture, and Why Planners Should Care

The Promise of Urban Agriculture, and Why Planners Should Care

February 10, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #TBD

Guest Host: APA Food Systems Division

The 2019 report The Promise of Urban Agriculture: a National Study of Commercial Farming in Urban Areas found that planners play a pivotal role in the success or struggle for thriving urban and peri-urban farms, but planners have a mixed understanding of the needs and potential for urban agriculture. As a follow-up to that study, the presenters have paired up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to educate planners on how urban agriculture can be integrated into their other concerns. This webinar will present an overview of the 2019 report and present the first of six modules in a forthcoming professional development course for planners about urban agriculture.

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Main Street After COVID: Lessons Learned on Design and Land Use

Main Street After COVID: Lessons Learned on Design and Land Use

March 3, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #TBD

Guest Host: APA Northern New England Chapter

Assuming we are past the worst of the COVID-19, what happens to our downtowns? Before the pandemic, people were rediscovering the traditional New England town center. You can stop in a few different shops, maybe pick something up for dinner at a local fish market or bakery, and enjoy the building and people. Once COVID hit, people were reluctant to leave their houses, let along go downtown. Some experts, citing research that suggests people like working remotely and don’t want to return to work in an office, suggest that downtowns may be dead. Other suggest that the natural open air character of downtowns means they are well-positioned to adjust to a post-COVID world. This webinar will present the findings of a multi-year research project on this topic. Working with funding from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning, we set out to see what these small downtowns would need in the future to grow and thrive. We found that, with the right planning and bold and consistent actions, small city downtowns continue to have great potential. We based on research on six communities in New England and the Upper Midwest, including Nashua, NH; Haverhill, MA; and Portland ME. After completing an initial report, we have created two additional reports to date. One is on redesigning downtown Main Streets in response to best practices learned during COVID, and the second is on the challenges of creating upper story housing downtown.

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2022 Webcast Archive

Planning for Sustainable Energy Production: A Nature-Based Approach to Large-Scale Solar

Planning for Sustainable Energy Production: A Nature-Based Approach to Large-Scale Solar

January 20, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9262544

Guest Host: APA Sustainable Communities Division

Ecosystem services and… solar energy? It’s not exactly chocolate and peanut butter. This webinar will present the ground-breaking results of the PV-SMaRT project and the “community co-benefits” approach to solar development. This U.S. DOE funded project developed new tools for planners to assess water quality risks and opportunities associated with solar energy. The webinar will also introduce a new project, launching in 2023, on nature-based solutions for solar development that can provide communities with more tools for ensuring local benefits from large-scale solar development.

Large-scale solar is a rapidly growing land use that is critically important to solving the climate crisis, but also poses unique risks and opportunities to local ecosystem functions, including water quality, soil health, habitat, and cultural/visual functions. Indeed, some solar projects have resulted in spectacular water quality failures or ecosystem damage. But the opportunity for creating “co-benefits” in local ecosystems is also remarkable. Planning professionals strive to protect community natural systems in the development process. If we restore watershed functions, create new habitat and build soil health… is it a solar farm, or is it green infrastructure?

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City Planning to Reduce GHG Emissions and Enhance Resilience

City Planning to Reduce GHG Emissions and Enhance Resilience

March 9, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

CM #9231185

Guest Host: International Division

***🚨This session takes place on WEDNESDAY, March 9 at 10:00 AM ET***

City planners are at the center of local decisions that drive carbon emissions and are impacted by climate change, yet in many countries, climate policies are largely determined at the national level. Boswell and Greve, authors of a leading text on Climate Action Planning (Island Press, 2019), will outline the strategies available to local planners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build communities which can adapt to sea-level rise, increased urban heat, and other climate impacts. Using examples from communities they have worked with, as well as innovate approaches from around the world, they will show how urban planners are implementing locally-appropriate solutions for land use, transportation, hazard mitigation, economic development, and municipal finance. They will also suggest how planners can best work with elected officials and other stakeholders to build support for climate-based decisions.

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Approaches to Design Review: Improving the Process and Collaborative Efforts

Approaches to Design Review: Improving the Process and Collaborative Efforts

April 1, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9232275

Guest Host: APA Illinois Chapter

Join us for a webcast hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN), where attendees will learn how design review is handled in communities to further improve the quality of the built environment and public realm. Hear about examples from experts in the field on effective ways to direct the quality and character of development in suburban and urban communities.

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Climate Resilience Includes Health: Planning in Native American Communities

Climate Resilience Includes Health: Planning in Native American Communities

April 22, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9246348

Guest Host: APA Sustainable Communities Division

What is the relationship of health to climate resilience? How can planners positively address public health through planning processes? This course will introduce planners to public health as a topic important to planning outcomes, and take a special look at that topic through the lens of Native American communities and the unique characteristics and challenges they represent. Sharon Hausam Ph.D. Climate Adaptation Planner & Research Scientist for the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, will moderate this session. Shasta Gaughen, Ph.D., Environmental Director and the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and Angie Hacker, Principal Consultant and CEO of Prosper Sustainably, will instruct attendees on this timely topic, sharing facts, issues, planning solutions and case studies.

Following the conclusion of the live session, the recording will continue to be available for on-demand credit through 2022 and will fulfill the new targeted Sustainability and Resilience credit requirement. To learn more about the new CM requirements, click here.

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Technology Tools for Sustainability

Technology Tools for Sustainability

May 13, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9246348

Guest Host: APA Sustainable Communities Division

How can planners make use of technology tools to advance sustainability goals? This course will introduce planners to the basics of sea level rise (SLR) science and impacts of stormwater on communities, including local and global differences. It will then introduce two key digital tools - the NOAA Digital Coast and Climate Central digital tools - to aid local and regional planning for these conditions and share examples of their use, perform a live demo of the tools, and a provide a comprehensive matrix of additional tools available. Jim Schwab FAICP, Schwab Consulting will moderate this session. Doug Marcy, Coastal Hazards Specialist with NOAA Digital Coast and Dan Rizza, Manager, Program on Sea Level Rise with Climate Central, will be this session’s panelist

Following the conclusion of the live session, the recording will continue to be available for on-demand credit through 2022 and will fulfill the new targeted Sustainability and Resilience credit requirement. To learn more about the new CM requirements, click here.

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Planning for Healthier Communities: Consider a Nurse

Planning for Healthier Communities: Consider a Nurse

May 20, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9246952

Guest Host: APA Florida

Learn about the important contributions that nurses can provide in making our communities healthy as people age and learn how you can engage a nurse to improve the livability of your community. The NOB represents national and state efforts by nurses and others working to build healthier communities in America. Their mission is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. Learn how AARP is partnering with NOB through AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which encourages states, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. Launched in 2012, the network includes the State of Florida and 44 Age-Friendly Communities in Florida. AARP Florida, APA Florida and the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOB) are working together to pilot a new project to build healthier communities across Florida. The goal is to link the health planning perspective through the volunteer citizen participation of practicing nurses in the local planning processes. To achieve this, AARP Florida and NOB are working with APA Florida to highlight the value that nurses can bring to local decisions and to identify local government boards and committees that could benefit from the special skills and perspective that nurses bring to create opportunities for healthy planning in communities.

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Federal Funding Tools for TOD and Other Sustainable Infrastructure

Federal Funding Tools for TOD and Other Sustainable Infrastructure

June 10, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9248076

Guest Host: APA Sustainable Communities Division

How can planners effectively target Federal community development financing for sustainable infrastructure investments, including Transit Oriented Development (TOD)? This webinar will provide an overview of financing opportunities available at each of three agencies – USDOT, EPA and HUD - and illustrate successful uses of the financing. Panelists will include Seema Thomas, Deputy Director for the Financial Management Division (FMD) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Robert Hanifin AICP, Project Development Lead for transit and transit-oriented development (TOD) projects at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau; and Megan Susman, Senior Policy Analyst in EPA’s Office of Community Revitalization.

Following the conclusion of the live session, the recording will continue to be available for on-demand credit through 2022 and will fulfill the new targeted Sustainability and Resilience credit requirement. To learn more about the new CM requirements, click here.

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The Nation’s Most Complex and Collaborative TMDL

The Nation’s Most Complex and Collaborative TMDL

June 17, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9247360

Guest Host: APA ENRE Division

Come and hear the federal, state and local insiders’ perspectives on how six states, the District of Columbia, U.S. EPA and hundreds of other partners and stakeholders worked together to develop what has been called the “Bay Pollution Diet.” Covering a 64,000 square mile watershed with a population of 18 million people, the resultant TMDL included a three phased approach to implementation along with an accountability system, an interim 2017 target, a 2025 end-date and a midpoint evaluation.

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Untold Stories: How a watershed partnership has resulted in flood hazard reduction and so much more!

Untold Stories: How a watershed partnership has resulted in flood hazard reduction and so much more!

July 8, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9251064

Guest Host: HDMR Division

A long-standing partnership is paying off with hazard mitigation and environmental restoration for the Lower Meramec in Missouri. This webinar will explore the success partners have achieved over decades of cooperation, beginning with watershed planning in 2002, all the way up to a fully integrated floodplain management plan shepherded by the US Army Corps of Engineers Missouri Silver Jackets.

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How Community Heart & Soul Enhances Your Comprehensive Plan

How Community Heart & Soul Enhances Your Comprehensive Plan

July 15, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9251065

Guest Host: APA Northern New England Chapter

Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with over 100 small cities and towns across America, Community Heart & Soul is a proven process for engaging a community in shaping its future. Learn from three professional planners about the Community Heart & Soul model of planning, community development and community engagement and learn how it has enhanced Comprehensive Plans across the US including in Maine, Washington, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

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Building a National Zoning Atlas: Scaling Transparency & Consistency

Building a National Zoning Atlas: Scaling Transparency & Consistency

July 20, 2022 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM ET

CM #9251066

Guest Host: APA Technology Division

***This session takes place on WEDNESDAY, July 20 at 1:30 PM ET***
Zoning codes, adopted by thousands of local governments across the country, dictate much of what can be built in the United States. While each zoning code can be written slightly differently, they are commonly slight iterations on a similar theme. Planners are quite familiar with the direct and indirect impacts of zoning codes and development regulations can have on housing availability, transportation, education, the food supply, economic opportunity, and access to nature. Although understanding zoning is critical to good planning, zoning codes are written in ways that make it difficult to communicate in a consistent and transparent way. Cornell University’s Legal Constructs Lab is leading an effort to create a national zoning atlas could help us better understand these sometimes-opaque but incredibly influential codes by depicting their key attributes in an online, user-friendly map spanning multiple jurisdictions. A national atlas will help people better understand zoning, which would in turn broaden participation in land use decisions, identify opportunities for zoning reform, and narrow a wide information gap that favors those with the time and expertise to parse through them. Such an atlas could be a goldmine for understanding what works and what does not. This is because it would enable comparisons across jurisdictions, illuminate regional and statewide trends, and strengthen national planning for housing production, transportation infrastructure, and climate response. This Technology Division sponsored webinar will cover the current status of the project, and provide information with how planners can contribute to this effort.

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Ethics in Planning

Ethics in Planning

July 22, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

CM #9251068

Guest Host: APA Ohio

Explore recent ethics cases from AICP and test your knowledge of planning ethics and decision-making in a fun, participatory session that hearkens back to some of the classic game shows of the past!

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Zoning Rules as Code

Zoning Rules as Code

August 5, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9251067

Guest Host: APA Technology Division

This webinar will introduce the topic of drafting planning rules as computer code from international case studies. Despite being on the radar of the PropTech sector, planners themselves are currently unprepared for the wide-reaching changes this technology poses for plan drafting and development review. Planners however have an important role to play to ensure that coded rules match intended planning outcomes and that transparency and human accountability is maintained in the implementation of any automated assessment processes. This workshop will provide an independent overview of the industry, covering the basic information that planners need to know when it comes to implementing plans as computer code with examples of real-life projects undertaken in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. We aim to ensure that participants leave the webinar feeling confident they understand the basics of the technology involved.

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Off the Shelf and Into Action: Creating an Implementable Comprehensive Plan

Off the Shelf and Into Action: Creating an Implementable Comprehensive Plan

August 12, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9251070

Guest Host: APA Pennsylvania Chapter

“The plan wasn’t implemented.” This is an all-too-common lament about comprehensive plans. It is a proverbial tale familiar even to those who are not planners. A plan sits on the shelf and collects dust. There are different things planners can do to create plans that are practical and lead to results. This webcast will discuss the “implementable comprehensive plan” approach, affirmative principles and steps communities can employ to create plans elected officials and citizens embrace and partners join in help implement. The webcast will highlight case studies and lessons learned as the “implementable comprehensive plan” has grown as a movement in Pennsylvania. The webcast will discuss five keys for an implementable plan. The keys include specific suggestions for a plan’s content, organization, process steps, and participants. The webinar will take a closer look at how the five keys have been applied in recent comprehensive plans to better involve elected officials and the public, undertake problem-solving work sessions, design workable action plans, and create capacity to implement the plan. The webinar will challenge planners. Are they driven by helping a community achieve its aspirations and address its problems and needs or by the exercise of writing a book? Do they focus on the real issues a community is facing or a perceived statutory template? Webcast presenters Denny Puko and Jim Pashek are pioneers of the implementable plan approach. Ideas they will present come from their new book Off the Shelf and Into Action, How to Create an Implementable Comprehensive Plan.

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Designing Roundabouts to Support Walkability and Smart Growth

Designing Roundabouts to Support Walkability and Smart Growth

August 19, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9253342

Guest Host: APA Urban Design and Preservation Division

Roundabouts are becoming more common in American communities as a powerful tool for moving traffic while enhancing walkability for people of all ages, especially when designed well. Dan Burden of Blue Zones LLC, one of America’s leading walkability experts, is featured as this month speaker in APA’s Urban Design & Preservation Division webinar series to examine the most essential design features of roundabouts, as well as how to design and operate them for walking, bicycling, driving, and freight movement, illustrating what works best and why.

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Centering Equity: Framing Effective Approaches

Centering Equity: Framing Effective Approaches

September 9, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9256084

Guest Host: APA Private Practice Division Division

The impacts of COVID-19 laid bare legacy inequities - driving historic conversations and demanding more comprehensive solutions. This session shares frameworks that serve as tools for public/ private-sector actors to intentionally shape an ecosystem that centers equity in public investments.

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Form Based Codes - a path towards more equitable communities

Form Based Codes - a path towards more equitable communities

September 16, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9256083

Guest Host: APA Planning & the Black Community Division

Form Based Codes are a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a walkable public realm by using physical form—rather than separation of uses—as the primary basis and focus for the code and standards. Communities can apply form-based codes at different contexts and scales. FBCs are legally-binding regulations, not optional guides, and offer municipalities a path for equitable development for all residents!

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Client Relations for Planning Consultants– Tips to Become a Trusted Advisor

Client Relations for Planning Consultants– Tips to Become a Trusted Advisor

October 7, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9256087

Guest Host: APA Private Practice Division

This session is geared toward planning consultants at all levels, but can also be useful for planners with communities or agencies that use planning consultants. First will be a presentation on topics brought up by our members during our monthly PPD meetings. Then we will have a facilitated discussion to respond to questions, inviting attendees to weigh in on their experience.

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Creating Policy for Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Creating Policy for Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

October 19, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9257528 (Live Viewing) & #9261897 (On-Demand)

Guest Host: APA Sustainable Communities Division

***🚨This session takes place on WEDNESDAY, October 19 at 1:00 PM ET***

The transportation sector is the largest source of carbon emissions in our nation and most of our cities and states.  Electrifying transportation is an essential part of achieving climate and decarbonization goals, from local plans to national.  To achieve this, public electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities are being deployed in increasing numbers, but present a challenge for communities; are EV chargers like a gas station, or more like a parking meter? A commercial operation or an accessory use?   Should EV chargers be a requirement for new parking facilities in order to meet community climate goals?  

These questions are increasingly coming up in local zoning discussions.  EV chargers are not a single type of land use but take different forms that need to be considered when developing land use regulations that enable and accelerate the electrification of transportation.  The Great Plains Institute has been engaging cities, charging companies and vendors, and climate advocates about how to create transparent and predictable land use standards for EV infrastructure. This webinar will describe different approaches and use cases for public charging infrastructure, the kinds of considerations communities need to take in land use planning, and the emerging best practices in land use regulation for EV-charging.

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Zoning for Equity, Resiliency, and a Post-Pandemic World

Zoning for Equity, Resiliency, and a Post-Pandemic World

October 21, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9256028

Guest Host: APA Ohio Chapter

The past three years have shone a light on the strengths and shortcomings of planning and zoning through events like the 2020 protests for social justice, the pandemic, environmental crises, and the housing crisis. There is an increasing appreciation for walkable environments, and how they can improve health, the environment, mobility, and connectivity. Our firm, which focuses on zoning codes, has been critically examining the services we provide, and how we can both meet modern challenges and also try to acknowledge and repair past harms. As professionals, we are trying to do better. In this episode, we’ll talk about how we can critically examine zoning codes to center equity, resiliency, and walkability in our land use policy.

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When it rains, it pours: a dialogue on urban flooding across the U.S.

When it rains, it pours: a dialogue on urban flooding across the U.S.

October 28, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9256029

Guest Host: HMDR Division

Flooding has long been the most costly and deadly natural hazard in the U.S. Although most major flood events have occurred from river flooding or in coastal areas, all communities are susceptible to the unique risks of urban flooding. Urban flooding occurs when rainfall and runoff exceed the capacity of the local drainage system.

Urban flooding has received greater attention in recent years because many urban drainage systems are not designed to manage the increasingly intense rain events brought on by a changing climate and the flashier runoff conditions caused by expanding urban development. While the focus on this issue is new, many low-income communities and communities of color have experienced urban flooding for years due to a lack of infrastructure investment. Equitable solutions to urban flooding will require grappling with the legacy of discrimination and disinvestment.

This session will educate participants on the causes of urban flooding, how urban flooding differs from river and coastal flooding, and how climate change is driving more frequent and dangerous urban flooding disasters. Participants will gain knowledge of how the decisions we make as planners can exacerbate the problem or help to improve outcomes.

Panelists Dámaris Villalobos-Galindo (Associate Engineer at Santa Clara Valley Water District), Samuel D. Brody (Regents Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science at Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus), Cyatharine Alias (Manager of Community Infrastructure & Resilience at Center for Neighborhood Technology) and Julia Rockwell (Manager of the Climate Change Adaptation Program at the Philadelphia Water Department) will share case studies from across the U.S., with examples of how different local climate conditions and land use patterns can lead to urban flooding. The panel will describe the work of local agencies, non-profits, and residents to identify and implement solutions. The discussion will consider the role of planners in addressing this challenge.

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The Rise of Urban Placemaking: Shaping Public Spaces through Collaboration

The Rise of Urban Placemaking: Shaping Public Spaces through Collaboration

November 4, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9259840

Guest Host: Urban Design & Preservation Division

Effective urban placemaking strengthens community members’ connections to place and to each other, supports the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors, and creates value that is felt across the community. To achieve these outcomes, urban placemaking requires thoughtful engagement strategies that not only keep communities informed, but also foster collaboration with community members to shape and implement their visions for the future. Join Celeste Frye, CEO and Principal of Public Works Partners, LLC, as she explores how urbanists are reshaping their approach to public space design, fostering collaborative processes, and building social capital through the implementation of placemaking principles. Discover how cities are applying urban placemaking to create accessible, welcoming, mixed-use spaces that celebrate and support thriving communities.

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2022 Planning Law Update

2022 Planning Law Update

December 8, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9260205

Guest Host: APA Illinois

Attorneys from Ancel Glink, a law firm in Chicago specializing in local government law, will give updates on recent developments in planning and zoning law across the country.

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A Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Primer for Planners

A Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Primer for Planners

December 16, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9260207

Guest Host: APA Sustainable Communities Division

Every day we hear more and more about climate change and its impacts. As planners, we know we should be doing something about it. But, for many of us, we may just not know what it is all about, what we should be doing, or what to focus on, or where to begin. This session will use the recently published APA Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Planner Advisory Service (PAS) Report to provide an overview of the basics of climate science, climate mitigation, and adaptation. It will introduce how planners can move forward with climate mitigation and adaptation action to help lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce community risk and vulnerability. It will conclude by providing planners with a climate planning framework, principles for taking climate action, and available tools and resources for moving forward.

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