APA Interact November 6, 2019

This week at APA
World Town Planning Day: Join a global planning celebration

On Friday, November 8, planners across the globe will recognize the 70th anniversary of  World Town Planning Day, an opportunity to celebrate how planning is making thriving and safe communities. This year, in collaboration with APA's International Division, we are hosting a free online conference: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Addressing Climate Change. The webinars will explore how planning is necessary to address climate change worldwide.

Learn more about World Town Planning Day and register for the APA International Division's free online conference. Follow the conversation on Twitter by using #WTPD2019.
New November 8 – World Town Planning Day: "Shared Experiences in Advancing Inclusive and Equitable Climate Adaptation" (Register; free)

New November 8 – World Town Planning Day: "Fast and Fun Series" (Register; free)


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Apply for student awards

Students: Submit your nominations for this year's Student Project Awards and Outstanding Planning Student Organization Awards. Apply for both by November 15. APA will honor award recipients at the 2020 National Planning Conference in Houston.
Call for Urbanism Next conference proposals

Submit proposals by December 5 for the 2020 Urbanism Next conference held May 13–15, in Portland, Oregon.
Research survey on climate science in planning

Dr. Donovan Finn of Stony Brook University is surveying professional planners about the use of climate science in planning. The online survey should take about 12 minutes. Twenty randomly selected participants will receive $25 Visa gift cards.
NPC19 attendees: Access session recordings

Did you attend NPC19 in San Francisco? As part of your registration, you receive one year of free access to hundreds of available NPC19 recorded sessions in APA Learn. Browse by the 13 tracks and start learning.
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November Planning magazine

In November's issue of Planning, examine the double-edged sword of preemption. As state and federal preemption of local control is increasing, it can keep special interests from grabbing control — or obstruct local battles. Tax code changes are making low-income housing tax credits less valuable, and funding projects even harder. In the e-commerce age, delivery trucks are causing congestion in city streets — view eight strategies for successful freight planning.
Uncovering JAPA: Missing Rungs in the Ladder of Citizen Participation

What happens when public participation is used to bolster existing plans and policies rather than providing opportunities to challenge them? This blog post explores a recent Journal of the American Planning Association article suggesting that progress is still possible if meaningful public engagement begins early in the planning and decision-making processes.
Planning Timeline: Urban Mass Transportation Act

President Lyndon Johnson's Urban Mass Transportation Act provided funding for mass transportation projects in cities, creating the Urban Mass Transportation Administration — now known as the Federal Transit Administration. The act shifted financing mass transportation projects to federal grants and loans. View the full timeline.
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