APA’s Food Systems Planning Interest Group seeks division status and member support

Submitted by: The APA-FIG Leadership Committee The American Planning Association’s (APA) Food Systems Planning Interest Group (FIG) is now pursuing official APA Division status. They are asking interested members to sign a petition via the link below. The group needs 300 signatures to achieve Division status. Important note: You must be a regular APA member (not a student member) to sign, and your signature commits you to joining the Division upon its formation and paying the annual dues ($25/regular member; $10/new member). Access the petition here:...

Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking will hold its first southeast regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit March 15-16, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event is titled Beyond Big Cities, and emphasizes the strategic connection of the arts to community and economic development. The summit will include sessions, mobile workshops, roundtables, and more. All sessions will be eligible for AICP CM credits. Event sponsors include ArtPlace America, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and South Arts. APA-NC members will receive a 10% discount. For registration information visit...

APA 2018 Smart Cities Awards Call for Nominations

ENTRIES DUE JANUARY 29, 2018 The Technology Division of the American Planning Association is seeking nominations for plans, projects, or initiatives (Project) that have utilized and/or deployed digital tools, applications and methods as part of a planning process plan, project, smart city initiative or policy to be recognized for their innovative achievements. A jury panel of planners, technology industry professionals, and academics will evaluate all eligible nominations based on the guideline criteria below to select the award winners. Those award recipients will be invited to receive their award and showcase their smart cities project at the Technology Division’s Facilitated Discussion session at the 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans. Need more information?  More information is available here:  https://www.planning.org/divisions/tech/awards/ Questions: Call the chair of the Chair of the APA Technology Division:  Michelle Stephens, AICP, President. APA Colorado Chapter,...

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Marvin Collins Awards!

Drumroll please…. The 2017 Marvin Collins Planning Awards were announced at the APA-NC annual conference in September. In case you missed it, here is the list of recipients. Congratulations to all, and thank you for your contributions to North Carolina communities and the planning profession. Click here for more information about the Marvin Collins Award program. Student Awards Outstanding Students East Carolina University—Damiere Powell Appalachian State University—Lauren Andersen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—Taylor McAdam   Outstanding Planning Awards Comprehensive Planning—Large Community City of Charlotte—Charlotte WALKS Pedestrian Plan City of Fayetteville—Cape Fear River Plan City of Greenville—Horizons 2026:  Greenville’s Community Plan (Honorable Mention)   Outstanding Planning Award – Implementation Small Community Town of Davidson—Rural Area Plan   Outstanding Planning Award – Implementation Large Community Burke County—Fonta Flora State Trail—Lake James Section Plan City of Hickory—Inspiring Spaces Plan Town of Cary—The Cary 2040 Community Plan (Honorable Mention)   Special Theme Award –Innovations Town of Garner—Garner Forward Public Outreach Video City of Newton—Newton Streetscape Demonstration Project   Individual Awards Robert Reiman Professional Achievement Award Roger S. Waldon, FAICP   Recognition of APA-NC’s 2017 Great Places Kelly Bennett, AICP, 2017 Great Places Program Chair   Professional’s Category: Great Main Street Evans Street, Morehead City   Professional’s Category: Great Main Street in the Making Clay Street, Mebane   Professional’s Category: Great Transformation Mooresville Mill, Mooresville   People’s Choice: Great Historic Rehabilitation R.J. Reynolds Building, Winston-Salem   People’s Choice: Great Public Space Shallowford Square,...
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