APA Interact December 4, 2019

This week at APA
Make AICP certification your next career step

Four out of five AICP members attribute their career advancement to AICP certification. Get a head start on your career-related New Year's resolution and apply for AICP Certification during the December application window.

Applications are now open! Apply by the December 9 early bird deadline for priority review, and the chance to resubmit within this window if your application is denied. The final deadline is December 30, and approved applicants will be eligible to register for the May 2020 AICP Certification Exam.
Thank you for your generosity

Thank you for supporting the APA Foundation on Giving Tuesday. Your contributions will help the Foundation continue to address community issues like equity, mobility, technology, and affordability by providing scholarships, supporting planning research, and offering planning assistance to communities in need.

If you missed Giving Tuesday, it’s not too late to make your year-end tax-deductible gift! Join our growing community of donors by setting up a recurring donation or making a one-time gift today.
The countdown is on for NPC20

Get ready to discover innovation, ideas, and inspiration in Houston. Member-only registration for NPC20 opens Wednesday, December 11. You'll want to take advantage of exclusive access to reserve your spot at popular workshops and events before they sell out.
Enter in the Student Design Competition

The 2020 APA Student Design Competition seeks innovative solutions to equitable community development, sustainable urban design, affordable housing, and resilient approaches to neighborhood planning. Finalists will present at NPC20 in Houston, and the winning team is awarded a $2,500 prize. The deadline to enter is December 31.
Elevate planning as an APA ambassador

The APA ambassador program is a volunteer activity led by members with the goal of increasing awareness of the power and value that the planning profession brings to communities. Emphasis is placed on reaching audiences of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
Volunteer for the APA Equity Diversity Inclusion committee

APA is committed to promoting more inclusive, just, and equitable communities throughout the planning profession. Are you interested in volunteering for APA's Equity Diversity Inclusion committee? Submit your application today.
Paid fellowship for recent graduates

Govern For America seeks to build the next generation of public sector leaders through a two-year paid fellowship. Apply and learn more about the fellowship — the application period closes December 20.
December Planning

In December's issue of Planning, look ahead to the future of planning through diverse youth — exposing them to planning creates engaged and empowered community members. Discover how small towns are revitalizing downtowns by increasing the town's overall walkability. Five years after the Flint water crisis began, its residents have experienced illness, fear, and distrust — Flint is working to regain its community's confidence.
APA Learn: "Legal Issues with Short-Term Rentals"

What authority do local governments have to regulate increasingly popular short-term rental services such as Airbnb? In this course, policy and compliance professionals discuss effective regulations, legal challenges, and prosecutions affecting short-term rentals. CM | 1.5 | Law
Resilience Roundtable Podcast: After the Camp Fire, Part II

In a two-part episode, Bill Siembieda, AICP, PhD, talks with Butte County, California, planning staff about the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire — one of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in the state's history.

Part II of these conversations features Tim Snellings, director of development services for Butte County.
Planning ethics: What could be wrong about accepting a gift?

The holidays are a time for giving and receiving. The AICP Code of Ethics is a professional planner's guide to making the right decisions about whether to accept gifts.
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