APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division
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E-News March/April 2014

by APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division on 04/23/14

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What's Happening in Atlanta?

While in Atlanta, join us at these events sponsored by the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division: 

  • Sunday, April 27 | 1:00 to 2:15 pm | Facilitated Discussion: The State of State Planning (GWCC - Hall C1, Division 2)
  • Sunday, April 27 | 2:15 pm | Division Business Meeting (GWCC - Hall C1, Division 2)
  • Monday, April 28 | 7:30 to 8:45 am | Cross-Border Regional Planning Initiatives (GWCC - Room C211)
  • Monday , April 28 | 7:00 to 10:00 pm | Joint Social Event - with other Divisions and Chapters | Sidebar - 79 Poplar Street
  • Tuesday, April 29 | 2:30 to 3:45 pm | MPO Livable Communities Programs - RIGP Division panel session (GWCC - Room C205)
  • Wednesday, April 30 | 1:15 to 4:15 pm | Regional Livable Communities - special panel session (no cost) | immediately following the APA Conference | Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - 235 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW - directly across from the Georgia World Conference Center

Results of 2014 APA RIPD Elections

The results are in - your Executive Board members for 2014 are as follows:  

  • Division Chair: Dan Reuter, AICP
  • First Vice-Chair: Sharon Rooney, AICP
  • Vice Chair, Metropolitan and Regional Planning: Mariia Zimmerman, AICP
  • Vice Chair, State Planning: Richard E. Hall, AICP
  • Vice Chair, Federal Policy: Sandra Lee Pinel, AICP, PhD
  • Division Secretary / Treasurer: Alex Bond, AICP

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's elections by voting and/or running for a position on the Board and we look forward to new and continued initiatives to meet the needs of Division members!

Two Free Webinars on Climate Change Planning

NADO Webinar on Building Disaster Resilient Economies

In the wake of natural disasters, local and regional economies are extremely vulnerable. Businesses can suffer costly damage, be cut off from supplies, lose sales, and experience disrupted operations. In some cases, they may even be forced to close permanently. When businesses and industries fail or falter the communities they serve can feel serious impacts, ranging from a lack of access to goods and services to the loss of income and jobs.

Increasing the resilience of businesses and regional economies to natural disasters calls for a creative mix of land use, hazard mitigation, capital improvement, economic development, and other approaches. Join the NADO Research Foundation on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. ET for a free webinar, Lessons from the Storm: Using Community and Economic Development Strategies to Build Disaster Resilient Economies. Leaders from East Central Iowa; Longmont, Colorado; and Springfield, Massachusetts will discuss how they are rebuilding and protecting their economic assets, including downtowns and key industries; targeting growth to safe locations and encouraging walkable, mixed-use design; providing recovery funding and preparedness training to businesses; upgrading infrastructure; encouraging economic diversification; and promoting regional partnerships and coordinated planning.

To register, go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/192161330The NADO Research Foundation has applied for 1.25 AICP CM credits for this webinar; registrants will be notified once approval is received. The webinar is supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Contact Megan McConville at mmcconville@nado.org with any questions.

National Collaborative of State Planners Sponsors Free Climate Change Webinar

The National Collaborative of State Planners, a project of the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, is sponsoring a free webinar on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST on statewide efforts on climate change planning.   More information on speakers and the agenda can be found at: http://stateplannersus.wordpress.com/webinar/

To register, go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/877716906 or follow and post on Twitter: #NCSPClimate A total of 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits are pending approval with APA. 


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View the Spring 2014 APA RIPD Journal here!
View the proposal to develop an APA Planning Advisory Service Report on regional planning and the design of regions on the Division Documents page.
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