APA-MA Webinar! “Speeding Up Slow Streets”

Did you miss the Speeding Up Slow Streets webinar on Wednesday, July 1st? Fear not! You can check out the recording and presentations anytime! MANY thanks to the APA-MA Transportation Committee, under the leadership of Alison Felix, AICP, for putting this together. Webinar Recording Webinar Presentations  

MACP Survey – Effects of Covid-19 on private practice planners

The Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners wants to hear from you as to the effects of Covid-19 on private practice planners and to ask if there is anything we can do to help and support you.  This survey takes 2 to 4 minutes. Thank you in advance for your input! Here is the link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5606814/MA-Association-of-Consulting-Planners-Covid-19-Impact-Survey

Planner’s Book Group!

Would you have interest in being part of a no-pressure, VIRTUAL book group for like-minded lovers of planning for community, sustainability, social equity, etc.? A new planner’s book group just started up that is geared toward professional planners but open to planners-at-heart, too! This is for fun mostly, but also to keep fresh with our knowledge and perspective so we can continue to make a difference and stay relevant. As we get further and further … Read more

APA Facebook Live – National Planning Awards!

APA brought together the community to share innovative ideas and celebrate planners through our first virtual awards celebration, which was held on Sunday April 26th. This year’s recipients include APA-MA members Bob Mitchell, FAICP, who received the Outstanding Site Visitor Award,  Savannah-Nicole Villalba, who received the Outstanding Planning Student Award and Jennifer Erickson who received the APA President’s Award. Congratulations to all!

SNEAPA 2020 Update – What to Expect?

The SNEAPA 2020 Committee has been hard at work since January planning for the next SNEAPA, scheduled for September 24-25 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Across the country, other APA Chapters are asking themselves the same questions: Will we be able to hold large, in-person conferences this year? Even if such gatherings are allowed, will people feel comfortable attending? What are our options for hosting a virtual conference? The SNEAPA committee is … Read more

Congratulations to the 2020 Massachusetts Fellows!

By Angela Cleveland, AICP APA Massachusetts Chapter President The highest honor that the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) grants a member is election into the College of Fellows.  Fellowship is bestowed to planners who have provided outstanding contributions to the profession for an extended period of time and have been a member of the AICP in good standing for a minimum of 15 years.   Those nominated have demonstrated excellence in professional practice, teaching and … Read more

The APA National Planning Conference is Coming to Boston in 2021!

As many of you know – and perhaps some of you don’t – the APA National Planning Conference (NPC) is being held again in Boston in 2021.  The conference will be held on May 1-4, 2021 at the Hynes Convention Center.  This is a great opportunity for our local Planning community to showcase the great communities in Massachusetts and throughout New England.  We hope you begin making plans to attend, and if so inclined, help … Read more

2020 MAPD Conference postponed!

Dear Planning Friends and Colleagues, Given the unknowns surrounding public events (and the reality of what we all are focusing on for at least the next few weeks), we are postponing the 2020 MAPD Conference in New Bedford.  We will begin working to figure out the best way to roll out an event for later this year. We will be in touch once we have a better idea on how this could work later this year. … Read more