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What Planners Need to Know, and Ask, About the American Jobs Plan

The American Planning Association has a breakdown of the massive $2 trillion jobs plan that would change the course of federal infrastructure policy.
April 22, 2021, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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An article by Jason Jordan and Emily Pasi for the American Planning Association calls attention to the planning-specific provisions included in the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan proposed late in March by the Biden administration.

To summarize: "Provisions addressing transportation and broadband infrastructure, climate change, and housing - all elements of APA's federal agenda — are central to the American Jobs Plan and others have important implications for a wide range of planning activities."

The article includes a detailed breakdown of proposed spending in the categories of 1) transportation and broadband, 2) housing, 3) climate change, and 4) other key planning provisions.

The article also voices a few questions for Biden administration officials, written with implications for professional planners in mind.

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Published on Friday, April 2, 2021 in American Planning Association
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