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American Planning Association

Feature
June 9, 2021, 8am PDT
Lots of planning is discretionary. Cities and developers negotiate what builders will do for cities in exchange for the right to build, creating an incentive for bad rules, eroding the public's faith in zoning, and enabling political corruption.
Michael Manville
Feature
May 5, 2021, 12pm PDT
The American Planning Association's 2021 National Planning Conference started streaming this morning, with an obvious focus on equity and the historical role of the planning profession in perpetuating systemic racism.
James Brasuell
Blog post
May 4, 2021, 10am PDT
After last year's National Planning Conference was canceled in the early days and weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event returns online, with tons of planning content and even several avenues for networking and socializing.
James Brasuell
March 24, 2021, 5am PDT
The Housing Supply and Affordability Act would be a major victory for the YIMBY cause.
Bloomberg CityLab
January 13, 2021, 12pm PST
Two new mandatory topic areas will be required of AICP members to maintain professional certification.
American Planning Association
August 9, 2020, 5am PDT
A letter signed by over 600 planners calls on the American Planning Association to advocate for fundamental police reforms, in other words, to defund the police.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 9, 2020, 8am PDT
Listen in as planners discuss the response of the profession to the coronavirus pandemic in California.
APA California via YouTube
March 29, 2020, 5am PDT
As the U.S. House of representatives approved the passive stimulus package approved by the U.S. Senate earlier in the week, more details emerged about the parts of the bill that will be relevant to planners during the coming weeks and months.
NPR
March 18, 2020, 5am PDT
A sad day for the planning profession, as the American Planning Association makes the hard, but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 National Planning Conference.
American Planning Association
February 12, 2020, 5am PST
The American Planning Association identifies three issues that will define the year in state legislatures around the country.
American Planning Association
October 8, 2019, 7am PDT
The American Planning Association has announced four neighborhoods, six public spaces, and three streets as 2019 Great Places in America honorees. Nominations for the people's Choice category are still open.
Curbed
August 7, 2019, 11am PDT
In attendance this week at the National Conference of State Legislatures, the American Planning Association has announced its intentions to lobby attendees on housing policy.
American Planning Association
May 24, 2019, 5am PDT
Jonathan Pacheco Bell chronicles the growth of a movement he created.
UrbDeZine
April 17, 2019, 11am PDT
At this week's American Planning Association National Conference in San Francisco, a roundtable of eight planning directors from the Bay Area discussed their cities unique situations and common challenges.
California Planning & Development Report
Feature
April 14, 2019, 10am PDT
With so many applications and intersections, planning can be hard to define. Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell is in San Francisco searching for meaning.
James Brasuell
April 14, 2019, 7am PDT
Couldn't make it to San Francisco for the 2019 National Planning Conference? Live vicariously through the magic of the Internet.
American Planning Association
December 26, 2018, 8am PST
The APA noted that the 115th Congress was "marked by divisive rhetoric, partisan stalemates, and threats to programs on which local communities rely." At the end of the year, however, it could still celebrate substantial victories.
American Planning Association
September 25, 2018, 11am PDT
It's one of the biggest days of the entire year for the planning and planners who make great places happen.
American Planning Association
September 25, 2018, 8am PDT
The lone survivor of Sen. Scott Wiener's trio of "Housing-First Policy" bills awaits a decision by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 828, intended to increase the amount of land zoned for housing in California cities, was weakened by amendments.
The Real Deal
August 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
Breakthrough Institute co-founder, Ted Nordhaus, explores the etymology of "carrying capacity" from a shipping term to a biological term, but objects to its application to human population. Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute responds.
Aeon