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APA Florida and APA Florida partner events and happenings

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Urban Core Redevelopment Springfield: Opportunities for Equity 8:30 am
Urban Core Redevelopment Springfield: Opportunities for Equity @ Wells Fargo Historic Community Learning Center
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Urban Core Redevelopment Springfield: Opportunities for Equity @ Wells Fargo Historic Community Learning Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Non-APA members: $10 APA members: complimentary 2.0 CMs Urbancore Redevelopment Series Springfield: Opportunities for Equity Moderator: Brian Teeple, AICP Brian Teeple has served in the capacity of chief executive officer for the[...]
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Physical Activity 3:00 pm
Physical Activity @ webinar
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Plan4Health project is a collaboration between the American Planning Association and the American Public Health Association (APHA). The project represents significant cross-sector support for policy, systems and environment changes, as well[...]
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Planning Law and Health Session 1: Comprehensive Planning 2:30 pm
Planning Law and Health Session 1: Comprehensive Planning @ Webinar
Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This webinar, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the American Planning Association, and hosted by APA’s Planning & Law Division, will explore the connection between health and[...]
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Policy Pub: Does Public Health Policy Value Women and Children Enough? 5:30 pm
Policy Pub: Does Public Health Policy Value Women and Children Enough? @ Backwoods Bistro
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Assistant Professor of Sociology Miranda Waggoner discusses how public health policy that addresses pressing population health problems often overlooks the particular needs of women and children and can lead to[...]
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1000 Friends of Florida Webinar: 2017 Florida Legislative Update 12:00 pm
1000 Friends of Florida Webinar: 2017 Florida Legislative Update
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With the 2017 Florida Legislative Session convening on March 7, 1000 Friends President Ryan Smart, Policy and Planning Director Thomas Hawkins, Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger, and others will provide an[...]
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POST-DISASTER TEMPORARY HOUSING: URBAN PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS 2:00 pm
POST-DISASTER TEMPORARY HOUSING: URBAN PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS @ Webinar
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After large-scale disasters, the mission of temporary housing is critical. Much has changed since Katrina — one of the largest temporary housing operations in modern history: the technology to construct temporary[...]
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AICP Spring Training Course 12:00 pm
AICP Spring Training Course @ Orange County Internal Operations Building 1
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Orlando Metro Section is holding a half-day AICP Exam preparation workshop. This workshop will provide a review of essential topics, exercises and strategies for effective exam preparation. The workshop[...]
Taxation: Zoning & Licensing for Short-term Residential Rentals 6:05 pm
Taxation: Zoning & Licensing for Short-term Residential Rentals @ Webinar
Mar 24 @ 6:05 pm – 7:05 pm
In 2015, with the Pope and tons of visitors heading to town, Philadelphia became the largest city in North America to legalize short-term residential rentals (such as ones listed on[...]
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Planning and Community Health: Health Impacts in Idaho 3:00 pm
Planning and Community Health: Health Impacts in Idaho @ Webinar
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join the American Planning Association (APA) and the National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) for a discussion healthy planning. Chris Danley, President of NPAS and planner with Alta Planning +[...]
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Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits; and the UN’s New Urban Agenda 1:00 pm
Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits; and the UN’s New Urban Agenda @ Webinar
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Culture, tradition, sustainability and many aspects of contemporary quality of life are intertwined in uplifting old, shaping new, and bringing increased resilience to inclusive public spaces. An integration of approaches[...]
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Planning and Community Health: Health Impacts in Idaho @ Webinar
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join the American Planning Association (APA) and the National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) for a discussion healthy planning. Chris Danley, President of NPAS and planner with Alta Planning + Design, will discuss his experiences working at the intersection of planning and public health.

This session will include an overview of the Healthy Communities Collaborative at APA as well as an introduction to NPAS before diving into a case study from Chris’ portfolio.

CM| 1.0

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Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits; and the UN’s New Urban Agenda @ Webinar
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Culture, tradition, sustainability and many aspects of contemporary quality of life are intertwined in uplifting old, shaping new, and bringing increased resilience to inclusive public spaces. An integration of approaches to inclusive public spaces is required as social, environmental, spatial and economic dimensions of equity are entangled. A driving force in global development, increased urbanization targets many cities for continued rapid growth, challenging the need to secure inclusive public space. The UN Sustainability Design Guidelines relate to this reality. With the burgeoning growth of population, it is critical to: recognize and broadly articulate the values of public space for quality of urban living; encourage local advocacy for public space quality, quantity, care and use; safeguard and improve existing urban public space; integrate green best practices; and plan for and create new open spaces, particularly in low-income areas. The application of good governance recognizes and acts on the linkage between public spaces and sustainable development, respects the legacy of public spaces, seeks to improve existing space, adds new vibrant public spaces and benchmarks local public space quantity, quality, distribution and access, so that inclusive public space is available to all. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, focused on ‘inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities’ (United Nations, 2015), provides a core target for inclusive public spaces and many other aspects of human settlements. Urban public spaces address all three pillars of sustainability: economy, environment and society.

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The Comprehensive Planner: taking a systems perspective @ Webinar
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Steve Whitman and Chris Parker will explore the many problems facing communities of all sizes, and the underlying issue of ecosystem services. They will explore how thinking holistically and using a systems perspective can provide a new way forward for communities. While planning documents may take a systems perspective, land use regulations seldom do. This integrated approach provides for the regeneration of lost ecosystem services, and the resulting projects will help your community become more adaptive and resilient over time. Case study examples will be shared to highlight how to apply this approach, and to serve as a call to action so more planners become part of this collaborative effort.

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Career Reality Webinar: Careers in Transportation Planning @ Webinar
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Join a panel of young professionals who’ve recently shed their status as newbies in the transportation planning industry. They’ll highlight industry trends, lessons learned, and advice on skill building, job searching, and accepting your first job.

Akshali Gandhi and Jamie Simchik, AICP, will moderate the panel:

  • Robert Hanifin, Transportation Planner II at AECOM in Arlington, Virginia
  • Eric Hanss, Pedestrian Planner at Chicago DOT and formerly of Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago
  • Arthur Prokosch, Policy Assistant at MBTA in Boston
  • Corinne Kisner, Policy Director at NACTO in New York City

Overview of the transportation planning field and what types of jobs exist in the various sectors: public, private, nonprofit, transit, engineering, design, and more.

The panel will cover:

  • Preparation for your first and/or current job: Coursework and the skills to develop. Panelist will share how they got their jobs.
  • Advice on job searching and accepting your first job. What factors should you consider: location, proximity to family and friends, salary and benefits, sector, experience level, and type of work.
  • On the job reality: What skills have come in handy? How technical is transportation planning? Should you concentrate in transportation planning?

There will be time for questions and answers.

REGISTRATION AND PRICING

Available only to APA members — no cost.

SPEAKERS

Akshali Gandhi

Akshali Gandhi is a newly hired Associate at Nelson\Nygaard in Washington D.C., where she helps communities with multi-modal transportation planning. Prior to consulting, Akshali worked for City of Pittsburgh, where she conducted development review and helped write the City’s Complete Streets policy. She holds a Master’s degree in City & Regional Planning from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree in Community & Regional Planning from Iowa State University and currently serves on the APA Foundation Board of Directors.

Jamie Simchik, AICP

Jamie Simchik is a Principal Planner at Fort Hill Places in Boston, MA. Fort Hill Places is a Division of Fort Hill Companies LLC, a full-service architectural, engineering and urban planning firm with offices in Massachusetts and Florida. In this capacity, Jamie advises public and private sector clients on a variety of real estate-related matters, including project management, preparation of development guidelines, pro forma creation, marketing, public outreach, entitlement strategies, site planning and transportation planning. Prior to this current role, Jamie was the Principal of Simchik Planning & Development, an urban/transportation planning and real estate development consulting firm. He was also a Public Engagement Assistant with Regina Villa Associates undertaking public outreach for transportation and infrastructure capital improvement projects in Massachusetts. Additionally, Jamie was a Research Planner with Connor Holmes, an urban planning consulting firm in South Australia, collaborating on a variety of projects for government and private clients. Jamie is the Vice Chair of Outreach for the APA Transportation Planning Division and the TPD Representative to the APA Smart Cities & Sustainability Task Force. Previously, he was the TPD Vanguard (Emerging Professionals Group) Cabinet Chair as well as the Student Representative to APA Michigan Board of Directors. Jamie has participated in two ULI Technical Assistance Panels (West Dearborn, MI and Westfield, MA) as well as a ULI Advisory Services Panel (Bellevue, WA) and a Plan NH Charrette (Allenstown, NH). Jamie has a Master of Urban Planning, Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan.

Robert Hanifin

Robert is a transportation planner in AECOM’s Arlington, Virginia office, where he contributes to transit studies and assessments across the Washington, D.C. region. He specializes in public engagement, graphic communications, and conceptual design and development. His passion for planning lies at the intersect of transportation, urban design, and economic development.

Eric Hanss

Mr. Hanss works at the intersection of systems-level health research and interventions in the built environment. He focuses on the lasting role that transportation systems play in shaping places and people, particularly in respect to equitable access to opportunity and health. In his current position, Mr. Hanss provides consultant services to the Chicago Department of Transportation where he manages the implementation of plans, policies, and data-driven infrastructure projects to build the walkable, human scale-neighborhoods that Chicagoans need to thrive. Mr. Hanss has specialties in Complete Streets and Vision Zero implementation, project development, data analysis, and translating emerging research into concrete policies and programs.

Arthur Prokosch

Arthur Prokosch is a planner and researcher with experience in public transit, regional planning, and active transportation. In previous lives, Arthur was a bike activist, nonprofit technology professional, and cognitive science researcher. He has worked in Washington DC, Rhode Island, and Michigan, but likes his hometown of Boston best.

Corinne Kisner

Corinne Kisner is the Director of Policy and Special Projects at NACTO. In this role, she facilitates networks of peer cities working to build safe, sustainable transportation systems and active cities through better street design and transportation policy. Corinne directs and manages the annual Designing Cities conference and facilitates city policy initiatives on issues such as Vision Zero, planning for self-driving vehicles, and integrating green stormwater infrastructure into multi-modal street design. Corinne also oversees NACTO’s communications, external partnerships, and leadership development program for city transportation officials.
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