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by APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division on 10/01/13

APA Webinar Series on Cross-border Regional Planning

The second in a series of webinars on cross-border planning, co-sponsored by the APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division and Latinos and Planning Division, "Dialogo on the Border: A Unique Experience" will provide training to urban planners and professionals in related fields on best practices in cross-border regional planning along the U.S. / Mexico border.

This webinar, to be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Pacific Time) will focus on an initiative of the Latinos and Planning Division called Dialogos and specifically on the first dialogo on the border. This event was held on April 19-20, 2013 in Brownsville, a border city in Texas.  Speakers in this webinar will include the Chair of the Latinos and Planning Division and dialogo organizers and speakers.

The webinar will present lessons learned in the community engagement effort resulting from the dialogo in a border area: demographic realities, perceptions about poverty and isolation in border towns, and economic and development strategies in the planning of border areas.

The webinar is proposed for 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance credits.


Cost:     $40 per registrant (APA member or non-member)

$20 per member of either the RIP or LAP Divisions (this $20 discount from the full $40 cost may also be obtained by joining either Division at the time of registration)

$10 per student (full-time or part-time)

Please refer to program description for more information.  To register for the webinar, go to: https://www.planning.org/ecommerce/conference/viewConferenceDetails.aspx?conferenceId=252

Division Seeking New Webmaster

The Division is looking for a volunteer to make periodic updates to the RIPD website and to serve on a committee exploring improvements to the Division's website.  This position is an ideal opportunity for a student or young professional looking to add to their resume.  If interested, please contact Sharon Rooney, RIPD Communications Chair at srooney@capecodcommission.org.

View the Spring 2013 APA RIPD Journal on the Newsletters page 

The proposed APA Division bylaws for FY13 have been posted to the Documents page 

The APA RIPD FY 2013 budget that was unanimously approved by the Executive Board on November 20, 2012 has been posted to the Documents page.
Included in next year’s work plan is funding to improve the Division’s website, proposed grants for regional planning educational efforts, and contribution to a proposed PAS report on best practices in regional planning.
View the proposal to develop an APA Planning Advisory Service Report on regional planning and the design of regions on the Division Documents page.
last updated: 9/23/2013