APA to Trump administration: Do not abandon Paris Agreement
Our future is at risk, said APA President Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, in his statement to the Trump administration and Congressional leaders today following news of the United States' intent to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. APA believes that climate change is one of the most important planning challenges of the 21st century requiring local, national, and global action. As our members actively engage in adaptation and mitigation to make our communities safer and stronger, APA is embarking on its third update to its Policy Guide on Climate Change. Additionally, APA is providing comments to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, calling for new policies.
Giving Tuesday — the international day of giving on the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving — is December 3. The APA Foundation is committed to strengthening communities through planning, scholarships that help our profession reflect the diversity of our communities, research that equips planners to respond to opportunities and challenges, and community assistance that brings the power of planning to communities in need.
Join our growing community of donors and help us empower planning and strengthen communities by remembering the APA Foundation as you make your Giving Tuesday contributions. On December 3, donate on our website or look for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser on the APA Facebook page.
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Submit proposals by December 5 for the 2020 Urbanism Next conference held May 13–15, in Portland, Oregon.
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The new issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association is now available! Start with the editorial from Ann Forsyth, "Scholarly Publication in an Information Age: Where JAPA Fits," then read the articles and reviews. Want to gain further insight on select articles? Be on the lookout for Uncovering JAPA blogs.
Subscriptions for APA members are available for $48/year (print and digital) or $36/year (digital only).
Historic PAS Report: Capital Improvement Programming
Capital Improvement Programs (CIP) prioritize and schedule public physical improvements for communities. The CIP is an important tool in implementing a community's vision but, in 1961, only about one-fourth of U.S. cities with a population greater than 10,000 had one. This historic PAS report discusses the importance for developing a CIP and offers planners a primer in managing the process.
APA Learn: "Reinventing Urban Infrastructure: Innovative Design Solutions"
In this course, learn how radical approaches to reinventing infrastructure can help you address increasing urban density proactively and successfully.CM |1.5
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With less than two months left, we are closing in on the end of the January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019, reporting period. Not sure if you have met all your requirements? Visit your CM log to confirm.
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