May 23, 2022
APA joins the State Resilience Partnership as one of 20 organizations collaborating on increasing nationwide resilience efforts.
September 28, 2021
APA recently published the Post-Disaster Recovery Guide for Planners — a resource that aims to help local planners working for communities that are recovering from all kinds of disasters, including catastrophic flooding and damage and disruption from cascading hazards.
October 8, 2020
Uncovering JAPA: The Flint water crisis shows when it's right to rightsize.
January 9, 2020
APA partnered with Texas A&M University to design a mixed-methods research project examining where planners turn for information and assistance after a disaster.
January 29, 2019
A summary of four plans that will shape Puerto Rico’s response to the urgent humanitarian needs of the island’s residents after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
October 12, 2018
Congressional legislation reauthorizing the FAA included important reforms that promote hazard mitigation and resiliency. The legislation marks one of the most sweeping changes to federal hazard programs in years.
February 7, 2018
A new report assesses the current state of the climate adaptation field. Planner and author Jim Schawb says planners can bring their skills to the table and make a difference.
January 16, 2018
One-third of the U.S. population lives in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). It's important for planners to consider the WUI during the community planning process due to its direct link to potential wildfire disasters.
August 29, 2017
American Planning Association's Interest Group — the Water and Planning Network — provides periodic updates on current research, leading practices, and tools related to planning for water.
June 5, 2017
NOAA's Digitial Coast is turning 10. APA is a partner in this initiative, which brings tools and resources to coastal communities.
May 2, 2017
FEMA recently released the Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments, which provides guidance and tools for local governments.
March 22, 2017
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin makes the case for why planners must tell their representatives to support the Digital Coast Act.
September 29, 2016
A Summer 2016 JAPA article looks at how planners are dealing with the dangers and problems created by local fracking.
September 8, 2016
Well, a lot depends on circumstances, and environmental law is seldom a simple thing. But the answer, according to Jon Kusler, a veteran in this field, may increasingly be yes.
July 22, 2016
Nicole Faghin, LEED AP, a coastal management specialist at Washington Sea Grant, writes about the Green Shores for Homes project.