APA Connecticut – Housing Forum

CCAPA is hosting a series of four 1.5 hour educational forums for planners, policymakers, and stakeholders about the issues and data of affordable housing, desegregation, fair housing and planning for conservation minded, attainable and equitable housing policy in Connecticut towns and cities. Please join colleagues and CCAPA partners to explore, discuss and examine the future of housing in CT. The events are free of charge. Each Session is 1.5 CM Credit Eligible For more information or … Read more

Join us for May Planner’s Therapy! 

Thursday May 20, from 5pm-6pm We’ll teach you a technique to de stress and to get your muscles, lungs, and heart destressed as well.  You’ll be introduced to a 4-min workout, inspired by Dr. Zach Bush, that you can do anywhere–at your desk–work office our home office–or in the airport,  at a park, in the living room, or just about anywhere!!!  You won’t need to change out of your professional clothes either.   In addition to … Read more

Spring 2021 Massachusetts Planning!

Here’s the Spring 2021 issue of Massachusetts Planning!  We hope you enjoy this issue and find the articles interesting, informative and useful.  As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome! Stay tuned for another edition of Massachusetts Planning coming in Summer 2021!

Request for Ideas! – NNECAPA

The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is pleased to host its 2021 Conference from Wednesday October 13th thru Friday October 15th  in downtown Burlington, Vermont at the Hilton. The theme for this year’s conference is: NNECAPA 2021: Virtual | Reality  Envisioning a New Normal “Virtual Reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world.” – Wikipedia While VR is often about tech, this year’s theme is more … Read more

On Demand CM Sessions – Law and Ethics!

Are you looking for law and ethics opportunities? We have two distance education sessions available for on-demand viewing through December 31, 2021: CM | 1.5 LAW >> Public Art Life Cycle: Concept to Commission CM | 1.5 ETHICS >> Ethics for Planners    

Sponsor a Planner’s Therapy!

Want an opportunity to boost your business while supporting the well-being of Planner’s at the same time?  Sponsor a Planner’s Therapy event this year.  This month’s sponsorship is open for the taking.  If interested please contact the Social Event’s Coordinator, Elizabeth Wood at events@apa-ma.org.  The first entity to email that address with a request will be deemed April’s sponsor.  Early bird gets the worm!

Wanted: NPC Blog Posts!

APA National wants to spotlight Boston + Massachusetts leading up to NPC and we need your help! We have only a few weeks to coordinate a series of blog posts. We’re looking for articles between 400 and 1,200 words on a variety of topics. We’re flexible on topics, but would like to promote Boston and talk about different activities in the planning-sphere: housing, transportation, tactical urbanism, and adaptive reuse (especially energy retrofits). If you have … Read more

National Planning Conference 2021 – An Update

  We would like to share some updates with you regarding the National Planning Conference 2021 (NPC21).  As you may be aware NPC21, originally scheduled as a live event in Boston, will be held virtually on May 5-7 due to COVD-19.  Registration for the conference is now open. The Local Host Committee (LHC) is coordinating with APA staff on the nature of local content. A significant component of the conference will be prepared ahead of time and, … Read more

Massachusetts Planners Celebrate Enactment of Housing Choice!

Dear Planning Friends and Colleagues: We wanted to ask you to please take a moment to thank the Baker Administration and the Massachusetts Legislature for passing the first substantive zoning reform effort in 46 years. For your background, on January 14, 2021, Governor Baker signed the Economic Development Bond Bill (H5250), An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth, which contains the important Housing Choice provisions that the APA-MA and MAPD have championed during this and prior legislative sessions. CLICK HERE to … Read more