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

Northern New England Planning Conference!

For those of you looking for an escape to Maine for peak leaf-peeping season, the Northern New England Planning Conference will be held at Sunday River Resort on October 17-19! Catch up with your weathered, bearded counterparts in the highlands of New England and get lots of CM Credits while you’re at it.  For more information and to register, check out the conference web page:  https://nne.planning.org/meetings/conference/

SNEAPA 2022 Registration Open!

The SNEAPA Conference Committee is pleased to announce that registration for this year’s Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) Regional Planning Conference is open! The Conference Committee is excited to bring 24 sessions over the two-day conference in Providence, RI on October 6th and 7th. The Committee is offering record 8 mobile workshops providing many ways to engage the City of Providence. To review this year’s Program, click HERE! To review Registration Rates and Policies, click HERE! To Register for the Conference, … Read more

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

Nominations Open! 2022 APA-MA Annual Awards

It is time again to recognize and celebrate recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession. The American Planning Association – Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2022 APA-MA Awards Program. Each year APA-MA acknowledges planners and their work through its awards program. The program is designed to recognize an outstanding planning project, special person, or organization for a significant contribution to the field of planning. The APA-MA awards program … Read more

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