American Planning Association

July 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The number of inclusionary zoning programs is growing quickly around the country. A recent study by the National Housing Conference takes stock of this prominent affordable housing tool.
American Planning Association
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
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.
American Planning Association
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.
American Planning Association
July 31, 2015, 7am PDT
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
American Planning Association
June 21, 2015, 7am PDT
Recent work by the American Planning Association’s professional institute’s Community Planning Assistance Teams program examined the case study provided by growth management challenges in and around the city of Helena, Montana.
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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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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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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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October 20, 2014, 10am PDT
The American Planning Association (APA) is seeking input for an update of the 2000 Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide.
American Planning Association
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.
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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.
American Planning Association
April 30, 2014, 10am PDT
The APA has announced the election of the next president of the national organization—Carol Rhea, FAICP.
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January 22, 2014, 1pm PST
The American Planning Association has announced the 18 Excellence Award and 10 Achievement Award winners for 2014. The selections for the Planning Pioneer and Planning Landmark awards are likely to generate some discussion.
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October 13, 2011, 9am PDT
Each year, the American Planning Association singles out neighborhoods that "...represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow."
American Planning Association
October 10, 2011, 1pm PDT
In Modesto CA, a portion of sales tax is used to support the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) which is used for dial-a-ride, trains, and other transit services. Instead, the county wants to use this money for road fixtures.
American Planning Association
October 4, 2011, 1pm PDT
Every year the APA reveals a list of great public spaces in America. Bicentennial Capitol Mall Park in Tennessee is just one of they have chosen. Other places include Milwaukee RiverWalk in Wisconsin and Monument Circle in Indiana.
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October 13, 2010, 2pm PDT
The American Planning Association has released its 2010 selections for great public spaces, streets and neighborhoods, ranging from a sculpture garden in Alabama to New York's transformed Bryant Park.
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October 8, 2009, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association has released its picks for Great Places in America for 2009, including their choices for Streets, Public Spaces and Neighborhoods. Skagway, Alaska's Broadway tops the list.
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