American Planning Association

Blog post
April 4, 2016, 9am PDT
Planners are increasingly using social media for public engagement. How can you analyze what people are saying? NodeXL is an easy to use free tool for scraping and analyzing social media. I use this tool to report from the APA National Conference.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
November 25, 2015, 6am PST
$2.25 million in funding exemplifies the broadening focus of the American Planning Association on public health outcomes at the local level.
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Feature
October 29, 2015, 7am PDT
The annual conference of the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Conference brought together over 500 planners looking for lessons in planning for growth. The conference site of Raleigh provided a case study for a flourishing region.
Pete Sullivan
October 2, 2015, 7am PDT
The APA's flagship program is back with its 2015 iteration—celebrating the best neighborhoods, public spaces, and streets in the United States.
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Feature
August 27, 2015, 5am PDT
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Planning Association finds that the APA's definition of "great neighborhoods" might be leaving low-income and minority populations behind.
Emily Talen
August 13, 2015, 7am PDT
A new resource created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the APA makes it easier for planners to access the data necessary to plan for climate adaptation, sea level rise, and other forms of coastal resilience.
APA Policy News
July 31, 2015, 7am PDT
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
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June 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is celebrating its 50th year. To help commemorate the occasion, the American Planning Association looks back on its partnership with HUD.
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June 16, 2015, 12pm PDT
An op-ed from the Kentucky state chapter of the American Planning Association takes a strong stance against regulations that could allow the permitting of LED billboards along highways.
The Courier-Journal
June 7, 2015, 5am PDT
The American Planning Association is keeping tabs on a bill making its way through Congress that would cut funding for the U.S. Census Bureau.
APA Policy News
May 28, 2015, 2pm PDT
Rep. Ted Poe (R – Texas) has introduced legislation that would gut the reach of the American Community Survey—one of the most useful sources of information for planning research.
APA Policy News
April 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
American Planning Association Executive Director Jim Drinan and Congress for New Urbanism President and CEO Lynn Richards made a video announcing a new era of partnership between the two organizations.
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Blog post
April 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
Every year we analyze all of the tweets from the APA Conference and tell you about the trends in planning. With 2,884 people tweeting from the APA Conference, there is a lot of great ideas, links, and pictures that we can all learn from.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
April 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
A highlight of the APA's National Planning Conference every year—the presentation of the National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards.
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April 20, 2015, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association has invited students to contribute blog posts on their reactions to the APA National Conference. Their thoughts so far have revealed holistic concerns and creative thinking—positive signs for the next generation.
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Blog post
April 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession.
James Brasuell
October 31, 2014, 7am PDT
Tom Sanchez and Nader Afzalan explore the age old question, "what is planning?" in their new report published earlier this week.
Tom Sanchez
October 20, 2014, 10am PDT
The American Planning Association (APA) is seeking input for an update of the 2000 Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide.
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October 2, 2014, 2pm PDT
The American Planning Association (APA) has released its annual list of 10 Great Neighborhoods, 10 Great Streets, and 10 Great Public Spaces.
American Planning Association
May 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
During the American Planning Association's (APA) 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta, the APA announced findings from a national opinion survey that shows a clear interest in place-making among the concerns of Americans of all ages.
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