Thanks to everyone who participated in the  APA-MA Sustainable Development Committee Fall Speaker Series – Part III: Density, Sustainability, and MBTA Communities Zoning: A Conversation with Nate Carlucci and Jenn Goldson on Multi-family Zoning District Guidelines & Incorporating Equity, Economy, and Environment. For those who missed this opportunity you can watch a recording here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I8BBJ9_4d7wfHodHtL3pbnknfFA2KzAd/view?usp=sharing

Thanks to everyone who participated in the  APA-MA Sustainable Development Committee Fall Speaker Series – Part II:  to Apple Country Natural Climate Solutions: A Regional Collaboration with Nature and Community to Enhance Resilience with Rebecca Longvall, Gillian Davies, and Keith  Zaltzberg. For those who couldn’t attend you can watch a recoding of the conversation here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xbZT6z7PbngKpjuNJoja1SOZsAK3Jvhb/view?usp=sharing. 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the APA-MA Sustainable Development Committee Fall Speaker Series – Part I: Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Planning and Action: A Conversation with Kim Lundgren and Michele Paul on Resiliency Planning in New Bedford. For those who missed this conversation you can view it by following this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E4ah1ES4bXwATVgdFt7DorQ-QEGNzelK/view?usp=drive_web

New AICP Ethics Officer Named!

Congratulations to Ralph Willmer, FAICP, who will serve as the new AICP Ethics Officer following the retirement of Jim Peters. The AICP Ethics Officer plays a vital role in upholding and enforcing the AICP Code of Ethics. Read more about Ralph and the duties of the Ethics Officer in the August 24th edition of APA’s InterAct

Measuring and Managing the Curb!

Thanks to everyone who joined us on July 20th for the APA-MA Transportation Committee and the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization/CTPS event “Measuring and Managing the Curb”, which featured two recent studies: Managing Curb Space in the Boston Region: A Guidebook(October 2021) Transportation Recovery Guidebook for Commercial Business Districts(January 2022) Blake Acton and Betsy Harvey, the Project Managers of each study, spoke to curb management in the Boston region. Jason Schrieber of Stantec discussed how municipalities can … Read more

APA-MA Economic Development Committee Virtual Learning Opportunity!

Thanks to everyone who joined us on July 27th, for the APA MA Economic Development Committee webinar with municipal finance leaders Joe Minicozzi and Shayne Kavanaugh, who discussed us how land use planning and development patterns can boost our tax base. Their work shows how compact/mixed use development is revenue positive while low density and sprawling development patterns create negative fiscal impacts. For those who missed the presentation here is the video of the webinar and links to documents referenced during their presentation. https://www.gfoa.org/rethinking-revenue … Read more

APA-MA Virtual Lunch N’ Learn – DesegregateCT: Vision, analysis, and action on inclusive housing for all communities – Recording!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this important conversation! DesegregateCT is a pro-homes coalition of neighbors and nonprofits advocating for more equitable, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable land use policies in Connecticut, with a focus on expanding the diversity and supply of housing stock. Formed in June 2020, in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the renewed conversation on racial justice, the organization’s work is about first imagining and then enacting a new vision for … Read more

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

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: Northeast and Cape & Islands Regional Representatives. 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 fellow planners in Massachusetts! Interested? If so, please forward a … 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