92nd Conference of the American Planning Association (2001 APA National Pl)

Venue: New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 10, 2001 End Date/Time: Mar 14, 2001
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The American Planning Association
The American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning -- physical, economic, and social -- at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The objective of the Association is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and society more effectively.
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American Planning Association The American Planning Association is a non-profit public interest and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues. Sixty-five percent of APA's members are employed by state and local government agencies. These members are involved, on a day-to-day basis, in formulating planning policies and preparing land use regulations. APA's objective is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and society more effectively. APA is the result of a merger between the American Institute of Planners, founded in 1917, and the American Society of Planning Officials, established in 1934. The organization has 46 regional chapters and 17 divisions of specialized planning interests. The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is APA's professional and educational component, certifying planners who have met specific educational and experiential criteria and passed the certification. Offices/Departments The national headquarters in Washington, DC, houses AICP and the policy and public information departments. The research, publications, conference, education, membership, and marketing departments and council programs (chapter, division, and student services) are in Chicago. Policy APA educates policy makers on land use planning issues and advocates policy changes to incorporate planning principles at all levels of government. Current national legislative priorities are reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), brownfields legislation and policy, and the 2000 Census. Public Information The Public Information Office educates media and the public about the importance of planning and the role of planners in shaping our nation's communities. It also recognizes successful planning initiatives and efforts through the annual National Planning Awards. Research APA conducts extensive research on planning topics, including those sponsored by agencies and other associations. A current project, Growing SmartSM, includes a legislative guidebook to help decision-makers update state land use laws to fit modern uses. Other research projects include: the Land-Based Classification Standards project, which will update standardized land-use coding, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, and a report on gambling, economic development and historic preservation, cosponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Publications APA publishes Planning, a monthly magazine; Zoning News, a monthly newsletter on local land-use controls; the Journal of the American Planning Association, a quarterly journal; and Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, a monthly law journal. APA also publishes the quarterly newsletter The Commissioner for planning officials and Resources for those teaching children about planning. Six in depth Planning Advisory Service (PAS) reports on selected topics are also published each year. PAS also publishes the monthly newsletter PAS Memo. All APA publications, including more than 700 titles from Planners Press, are available from the Planners Book Service online. Conferences and Education The next national conference, which annually brings together more than 4,200 planners, planning commissioners, and students will be held March 10-14, 2001, in New Orleans. APA also produces audio conferences, manuals, training workshops and video and audio tapes to promote education about planning. For More Information Please visit our Web site at www.planning.org, or call our fax-on-demand service at (800) 800-1589, or contact us at the following: American Planning Association 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: (312) 431-9100 (312) 431-9985 American Planning Association 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 872-0611 Fax: (202) 872-0643