2019 Conferences in Planning and Design

An annual sampling of professional development conferences in the coming year for planning and design professionals, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.

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October 8, 2018, 6:00 AM PDT

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Seattle APA National Conference

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Another new year rapidly approaches, and it is time for Clement Lau's annual list of his favorite planning and design conferences taking place in 2019. Presuming to be neither exhaustive nor objective, Lau, a Los Angeles County park planner, writes about what he likes in each of the conferences. Included in his preview are the following:

UCLA Extension Land Use Law and Planning Conference

(January 18, 2019; Los Angeles, CA)

Active Living Research Conference

(February 17-20, 2019; Charleston, SC)

AEP State Conference

(March 24-27, 2019; Monterey, CA)

APA National Planning Conference

(April 13-16, 2019; San Francisco, CA)

National Outdoor Recreation Conference

(May 6-9, 2019; Rapid City, SD) 

A’19: AIA Conference on Architecture

(June 6-8, 2019; Las Vegas, NV)

CNU 27

(June 12-15, 2019; Louisville, KY) 

Greater & Greener 2019: Exploring Natural Connections

(July 20-24, 2019; Denver, CO)

APA California Planning Conference

(September 15-18, 2019; Santa Barbara, CA)

ULI Fall Meeting

(September 18-21, 2019; Washington, D.C.)

ACSP Annual Conference

(October 24-27, 2019; Greenville, SC)

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

(November 15-18, 2019; San Diego, CA)

For Lau's descriptions of each conference, please see source article. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018 in UrbDeZine

View of Mount Hood at golden hour with Happy Valley, Oregon homes in foreground.

Clackamas County Votes to Allow ADUs, Residential RVs

County officials hope the zoning changes will help boost the housing supply in the region.

June 18, 2024 - Mountain Times

Single-family homes in a suburban neighborhood in Florida.

New Florida Law Curbs HOA Power

The legislation seeks to cut down on ‘absurd’ citations for low-level violations.

June 16, 2024 - The Guardian

Aerial view of intersection in New York City with yellow cabs and zebra crosswalks.

Planners’ Complicity in Excessive Traffic Deaths

Professor Wes Marshall’s provocatively-titled new book, "Killed by a Traffic Engineer," has stimulated fierce debates. Are his criticisms justified? Let’s examine the degree that traffic engineers contribute to avoidable traffic deaths.

June 13, 2024 - Todd Litman

The Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose, California.

Faith-Based Housing Movement Grows

More churches and municipalities are saying ‘Yes in God’s Backyard.’

9 seconds ago - Vox

Close-up of red and white BUS LANE sign painted in street lane.

Why BRT Can Benefit Cities More Than Rail

Bus rapid transit lines offer a less expensive, quicker-build alternative to rail that can bring other infrastructure improvements with it.

1 hour ago - Governing

Two-story homes on residential street in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

British Columbia Cracks Down on Short-Term Rentals

Provincial leaders say the new rules could open up as many as 19,000 units for long-term rental.

June 20 - CTV

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.