APA Interact September 4, 2019

This week at APA
Podcast: The Compton's Transgender Cultural District

In 2017, San Francisco designated six blocks of the Tenderloin neighborhood as the Compton's Transgender Cultural District. In this episode, APA visits the area to learn about how it's fighting gentrification and displacement and creating a safe, economically productive home for the city's transgender community.
More speakers announced!

Join the conversation about policy and advocacy with current members of congress like U.S. Representatives Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), Denny Heck (D-Wash.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), and more. Also hear from experts like journalist Jonathan Capehart and CEO and president of the Center for Community Progress Akilah Watkins-Butler. These are just a few of the many knowledgeable speakers you'll have a chance to hear from at this year's conference, September 23-25 in Washington, D.C.
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National Planning Awards nomination deadline Friday

Elevate your planning work or an inspiring individual to a national audience. Finalize your nomination and submit by Friday, September 6, at 5 p.m. (CT) for the 2020 National Planning Awards.
Help launch APA's Empowering Disabled Planners interest group

A new APA interest group concerned with planners who have physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities/impairments disabilities is trying to form and needs your help reaching at least 10 members. Add your name to this petition and make Empowering Disabled Planners an APA interest group.
Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

The Planning and Law Division is accepting applications for the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship program is open to third- and fourth-year undergraduate students, master's degree students, and certain law students. Apply by September 15.
Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division Fellowship

The APA Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division is accepting applications for its 2019–20 Student Fellowship Program for second year planning graduate students. Apply by September 27.
Call for abstracts: World Town Planning Day

Celebrate 70 years of World Town Planning Day with the Canadian Institute of Planners from November 4–8. They are seeking planners to present projects and experiences that demonstrate how planning can advance at least one of the following four themes: equality and diversity, environment and climate change, sustainable and healthy communities, and economic development. Submit your abstract by September 13.
ICMA/Cornell survey on planning for all age groups

The International City Management Association and Cornell University are reprising a national study on local governments' engagement in planning and other activities to meet the needs of residents across all age groups. Results with insights into how local governments can promote more livable communities for all residents may be presented at NPC20 in Houston.

The three-part "Planning for All Ages Survey" will take about 20 minutes to complete. Complete the survey for your community.
September 17 – "What Is a Diálogo?" webinar sponsored by the Latinos and Planning Division. CM | 1.50 (Register by September 16; pricing varies for division members, nonmembers, and groups)

September 18 – Careers in Food Systems Planning webinar. (Register; free)

September 18 – "Federal Drought Mitigation Initiatives, Tools, and Resources to Reduce Risk" webinar. CM | 1.25 (Register; free)
Uncovering JAPA: Planners as Partners in Building Healthy Communities

What does it look like for planners to not simply involve communities but ensure they have agency and lead? In our blog, Kyle Miller looks at a recent Journal of the American Planning Association article that discusses planners working collaboratively with community groups.
Planning History Timeline: Passage of NEPA

On January 1, 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act created a mandate for federal agencies to consider environmental impacts when making decisions on any project that involves federal funding, work performed by the federal government, or permits issued by a federal agency. View the full timeline.
APA Learn: "Weather it Together: Communicating Climate Adaptation"

Communicating climate-change impacts requires multiple platforms of public engagement. In this course, you'll learn how to apply the Esri story-map tool to your own initiatives and develop a communication strategy for engaging leaders and residents in resilience planning. CM | 1.0
CM Opportunities

Don't forget: The end of the 2018–19 CM reporting period is approaching! Earn CM credits from eligible sessions at the 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference. If you are participating in the meetings with your congressional representatives, claim CM pro bono credit.
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City of Eugene Public Works
Eugene, OR
Economic Development Manager
City of Eastpointe
Eastpointe, MI
Parks Projects Coordinator/Planner
City of Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley, CA
Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Update
City of Brentwood
Brentwood, CA
Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
City of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, NY
Consolidated Plan Consulting Services
City of Hartford
Hartford, CT

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