APA Interact September 11, 2019

This week at APA
Meet with your elected officials in D.C.

In two weeks, September 23–25, planners from around the country will convene in the Washington, D.C., area for the 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference, culminating with Planners' Day on Capitol Hill. This in-person day of advocacy gives conference attendees the opportunity to meet with their elected leaders and their staff to discuss planning policy, issues, or successes. Join the 100+ planners heading to the Hill on September 25.
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Hear from a planner like you about the benefits of Planners' Day on Capitol Hill:
Stand up for planning

Can't make it to the conference this year? Join the free Planners' Advocacy Network to stay up to date on how you can advocate for planning in your daily life. Every action, every phone call, every conversation builds to creating great communities for all!
Prepare for National Community Planning Month

October is National Community Planning Month, when we celebrate the role that planning plays in creating great communities. Planning month is your chance to raise the visibility of planning and to highlight the positive impact it has on your community. It is also an opportunity to share your stories with your federal elected officials as they return from August recess. This year's theme of "Planning for Infrastructure That Benefits All" aligns with Congress's upcoming work on surface transportation issues.
Spread the word and celebrate by downloading the National Community Planning Month toolkit to access sharable messages and images. You can also arm yourself with policy solutions that will help communities plan for the evolving nature of transportation by downloading the Surface Transportation Policy Guide.
Help raise funds for the APA Foundation

Your chapter or division can get recognized for your fundraising efforts — and enjoy a little friendly competition — through the NEW Component Fundraising Challenge. Talk to your chapter or division leaders and encourage them to participate! We've made it easy: download this Component Fundraising toolkit to access information about the Component Challenge, plus resources for spreading the word and raising money on behalf of the only foundation exclusively dedicated to advancing the practice of planning.


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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 – "Federal Drought Mitigation Initiatives, Tools, and Resources to Reduce Risk" webinar. Join representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Bureau of Reclamation as they discuss drought mitigation initiatives. CM | 1.25 (Register; free)

September 18 – Careers in Food Systems Planning webinar. Not all food systems planners are "planners" by title. Learn more about the diversity of positions and how more planners are working toward shared goals outside the department's walls. Read the blog post and then sign up for the webinar. (Register; free)
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.
Advancing health through planning

APA's Planning and Community Health program is working with the Health Impact Project to help communities integrate health and equity into their comprehensive plans. Learn more about the project in our blog post, and stay tuned for a toolkit release toward the end of the month.
New Built Environment and Health resource collection

Although the fields of planning and public health diverged in the early 20th century, planners and public health professionals have found common ground with the relationship between community design and the social determinants of health. Explore Built Environment and Health, the latest addition to APA's Research KnowledgeBase, to discover resources and examples of plans and regulations.
Industrial Zoning Standards

The years after World War II saw unprecedented industrial expansion. Realizing that rapid changes in technology were making traditional use-based industrial zoning restrictions obsolete, a National Industrial Zoning Committee proposed a new approach that would regulate industrial uses based on their external effects. This historic PAS Report from 1955 provides a detailed exploration of the new "performance standards" industrial use zoning.
APA Learn: "Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning"

Local climate-resilience planning that is racially and socially equitable is key to building effective climate resilience for all. This course highlights best practices from several case studies and community-driven strategies that address challenges in climate-adaptation and resilience work. CM | 1.50
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