APA Interact October 23, 2019

This week at APA
Planning for Hazards webinar

On Tuesday, October 29, learn how planners can use tools and strategies to incorporate drought-resilient measures into land use standards and the built environment. The "Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Drought and Cascading Impacts" webinar is part of a series on drought and cascading hazards developed in partnership with the National Drought Mitigation Center and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This webinar features a discussion by Shannon Burke, APA's Hazards Planning Manager, and Anne Miller, AICP, Director of the Colorado Resiliency Office in the Department of Local Affairs. CM | 1.0
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Volunteer for an APA committee or task force

APA is fortunate to have many volunteers who give time, energy, and effort to our association. Are you interested in contributing your talents? Check out the opportunities to serve on an APA committee or task force and submit your volunteer application today.
November chapter conferences

The fall 2019 chapter conference season closes out with Texas, November 6–8, and Northern New England, November 13–15.
Celebrate National Community Planning Month

It's National Community Planning Month! This year's theme — Planning for Infrastructure That Benefits All — highlights how well-planned infrastructure projects strengthen communities, boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development. As the month winds down, make sure to check out our resource hub to help your firm, chapter, or division share your planning success stories.


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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.
From Planning: Reboot your public meetings

For better and more diverse engagement with your community, try these "6 Tips for Inclusive Public Meetings."
Faces of the Foundation: Wendy Moeller, FAICP

Wendy Moeller, FAICP, recognizes the impact that planners can have on the quality of life of communities and individuals. In this donor profile, Wendy speaks about joining the L'Enfant Legacy Society and why her family has chosen to support the APA Foundation through estate planning to have an impact on planners and communities well into the future.
People Behind the Plans Podcast: Todd Vanadilok, AICP

Todd Vanadilok, AICP, talks with People Behind the Plans podcast host Courtney Kashima, AICP, about his planning-focused educational comic series, social justice, and avoiding "one size fits all" planning approaches.
Imagine a Day Without Water

Today, APA joined the national "Imagine a Day Without Water" campaign to help elevate awareness about the importance of water for thriving, healthy and safe communities. Build your water knowledge through APA's Research KnowledgeBase, Integrated Water Resource Management, also known as One Water, is an approach that looks holistically at the planning and management of water supply, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Discover background, policy guidance, and examples of state and local plans, programs, and regulations that support One Water goals.
APA Learn: "Upcyling Infrastructure: Transforming Connections and Communities"

In this course, explore the impacts of "upcycling" excess capacity and underused transportation-infrastructure assets. More than just redesigning roads to accommodate bikes and buses, Cleveland is changing communities and lives by repurposing infrastructure from "it's there" to "it's vital." CM | 1.0
Keep logging your credits

There are a pair of two-year CM reporting cycles — determining your reporting period is easy! At the top of your CM log, you'll see the reporting period cycle beginning and ending dates. You can also confirm how many credits you have logged.

With just over two months to go, we are closing in on the end of the January 1, 2018–December 31, 2019, reporting period. Have any questions? Contact a CM customer service associate at AICPCM@planning.org.
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