SNEAPA 2022

SNEAPA 2022 Planning is Underway! SNEAPA has gone virtual for the past two years due to the COVID pandemic. As we approach the deadline for securing a venue for the 2022 SNEAPA Conference the SNEAPA Committee wants your feedback on whether and under what conditions you’d attend an in-person conference this fall. Please take this short survey as soon as you can. Thanks! SNEAPA 2022 In-Person Survey

APA-MA Housing & Community Development Committee – Lunchtime Conversations

Thanks to everyone who joined us live for the APA-MA Housing & Community Development Committee’s first four “Lunchtime Conversation” meetings! These conversations have been well received so stay tuned for additional conversations soon! If you couldn’t join us live you can watch these conversations by following the links below: HCD Committee 11/16/2021, Building 100% Affordable Housing with Non-Profit Developers: https://youtu.be/MGZkNVyoigc HCD Committee 10-19-2021, CEDAC: Resources for Non-Profit Affordable Housing Development: https://youtu.be/RnpYLYlEKqU HCD Committee: 08-17-2021, CHAPA’s Municipal Engagement Program: https://youtu.be/XRgYjtIzXRI HCD Committee: … Read more

What Do You Think of the Guidebook?

The Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Use was introduced in the fall of 2021. We would like to hear from the Chapter membership your thoughts about the document. So please take a moment to answer a brief questionnaire! There is a comment section too. Please leave us your thoughts about the Guidebook. Need to take a look at the Guidebook? Follow this link: https://www.apa-ma.org/resources/guidebook/   Thanks!

AICP Certification Diversity Scholarships are Available!

The American Planning Association is committed to providing opportunities for all to achieve excellence in planning by fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and in the planning profession. AICP Certification Diversity Scholarships help make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those with financial need. Diversity is an inclusive concept which encompasses, but is not limited to race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexuality, ability, educational attainment, spiritual beliefs, creed, culture, tribal affiliation, … Read more

AICP Exam Prep Courses are back!

Interested in taking the AICP Exam this spring or fall and looking for some assistance or a refresher? APA-MA can help! We are proud to again offer our AICP Exam preparation course for planning professionals and AICP Candidates who wish to take the exam in May or November 2022.  This year’s training will be offered virtually.  The class is an intensive multi-day training that is offered only in the spring and has proven to be a … Read more

How Women Move: Mobility for Women, Mobility for All

The APA-MA Transportation Committee co-hosted a webinar on November 3, 2021, with WTS (Advancing Women/Advancing Transportation). The purpose of the webinar was to explore gender differences in terms of transportation needs, that is, how women use transportation systems differently from men, and how their needs could be better reflected in the design of transportation systems, networks, and technologies. Women are leading the trend away from using privately-owned cars, which is good for any city.  If … Read more

Volunteers needed to serve on the APA-MA Board of Directors!

APA-MA has volunteer opportunities to serve on the APA-MA Board of Directors starting January 1, 2022: Legislative & Policy Officer, Sustainability Committee Chair and Cape & Islands Regional Representative. Learn more about these positions by reviewing the APA-MA Bylaws or contacting us at communications@apa-ma.org. The Board of Directors typically meets monthly. In addition to the Board of Director’s meeting, the Legislative/Policy Officer participates in a monthly Executive Committee meeting. This is a great opportunity to serve your … Read more

APA-MA Elections! The results are in!

Please join us in congratulating the 2022 APA-MA Board of Directors!! The new board will take office on January 1, 2022. Congratulations!! Alison LeFlore, AICP – President Kenneth Comia, AICP – Vice President Rebecca George – Secretary Jacqueline Furtado, AICP – Treasurer Jennifer Kaplan – Boston Regional Representative Lee M. Pouliot, AICP, ASLA – Western Regional Representative Jim Robbins, Central Regional Representative Shayne M. Trimbell, AICP – Southeast Regional Representative Monica Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD C – Northeast Regional … Read more

Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Use 2021!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the sneak preview of the Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Use 2021!  Authors Bob Mitchell, FAICP and Bob Ritchie, Esq. reviewed the Guidebook’s eight chapters covering a range of topics from zoning, subdivision, administration, public records, and the intended use of the guidebook and much more! Participants also learned how to access the Guidebook on the Chapter’s webpage when it becomes available. We will be putting together a … Read more