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American Planning Association
Arkansas Chapter
 
 
 
 

Events

Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Meaningful Public Engagement  

    Public engagement is a vital component of any planning project. As online tools become more sophisticated and accessible, planners are starting to use them in greater numbers to help them reach their communities more effectively. But, how do you know which ones to use when and how do you account for all the nuances of projects and locations?


    Drawing from case studies, and hundreds of collective years of experience, this session will focus on key principles that lead to successful online engagement.


    Topics will include:

    - Choosing the Right Tools at the Right Time in the Planning Process;

    - Setting Goals, Measuring for Success and Responding Accordingly;

    - Dealing with Outrage, Trolling and Other Over-Anticipated Issues;

    - Meeting Language Needs in the Community;

    - Merging online and In-Person Engagement Efforts.


    We will conclude with an introduction of the 10 Commandments of Online Engagement for Planners. Attendees will leave with this resource as a steady reminder of what we've seen work – and fail – in the online space.


    1.5 AICP CM Credits 


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    • 06/15/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Understanding Rural Broadband Technology Options 

    Access to Smart City technologies and applications that high-speed broadband enables has become one of the most critical factors in any community’s economic development, affecting everything from our children’s education, to housing values, enterprise development, and health and welfare services for the poor and elderly. This is especially true in rural America, where access to high-speed broadband underpins any strategy for future economic growth – and is key to overcoming the “digital divide” and economic dislocation that continues to plague many of our small towns and rural communities across the nation. Many states have built extensive middle mile fiber networks, and for many rural communities the next step is to provide “last mile” connection for municipal, residential or commercial customers. But broadband speeds and dependability vary widely between DSL, cable, fiber, wireless and fixed wireless technologies, and can be dramatically affected by distance and terrain. Installation and running costs can vary enormously. So how do you know what “last mile” architecture and technologies are best for your rural community? This webinar, the second in our series on rural broadband issues sponsored by APA’s Technology Division, explores the key data drivers that are creating demand for greater bandwidth in rural communities, and describes the evolving technologies (wired and wireless) that are becoming available to meet that rapidly expanding data demand.


    1.5 AICP CM Credits 


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    • 06/15/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Native American Tribes, Law, and Planning 

    This session will express the importance of understanding and working with tribal governments in non-Native planning processes. It will describe the legal basis of tribal sovereignty; the federal trust responsibility; self-determination; tribal land jurisdiction; and tribal demographics. It will then apply these legal foundations to multiple planning topics, including zoning, housing and development, environmental protection, historic preservation, and economic development.


    1.5 AICP CM Credits 


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    • 06/27/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Delta Center at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

    The foundational training for newly appointed planning officials or a refresher for more experienced members. 


    Training Agenda: 

    Planning 101

    Zoning regulations

    Subdivision regulations

    "Planning in Arkansas" manual 

    Ethics for Planning Commissioners 


    Sponsored by the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC), the Arkansas Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the Arkansas Municipal League.


    Register here







Past events

05/18/2018 Planning Webcast Series - Technology Division - Broadband Business Models
05/04/2018 Planning Webcast Series - Private Practice Division - Re-Imagining Aging in Community
04/19/2018 Growing Mobility for a Growing Region - A Speaker Series on Mobility: Part Three
04/13/2018 Planning Webcast Series - Virginia Chapter - Hurrican Matthew - Finding the Silver Lining through Mitigation and Disaster Recovery
04/06/2018 Planning Webcast Series - Technology Division - Planning for Broadband
03/15/2018 2018 Spring Conference of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Planning Association
03/14/2018 Planning Commission Training - Advanced Training Topics 301
01/31/2018 Growing Mobility for a Growing Region - A Speaker Series on Mobility: Part Two
12/15/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Women and Planning Division - Women in Planning: Guiding Emerging Professionals
12/13/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Transportation Planning Division - Land Use, Mobility and Technology in Urban America
12/08/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Step by Step: Catalyzing Walkable Redevelopment
12/01/2017 Planning Webcast Series - LGBTQ and Planning Division - Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion
11/13/2017 Growing Mobility for a Growing Region - A Speaker Series on Mobility
09/28/2017 2017 Arkansas Chapter of the American Planning Association Fall Conference
09/27/2017 Planning Commission Training - Planning 101
08/15/2017 The Better Communities Lecture Series featuring Joe Minicozzi of Urban3
08/14/2017 The Better Communities Lecture Series featuring Joe Minicozzi of Urban3
06/28/2017 Planning Commission Training 201 - Advanced Training Topics
06/23/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Economic Development for Everyone: Creating Jobs, Growing Businesses, and Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities (Mississippi Chapter)
06/16/2017 Planning Webcast Series - A Road Map for Age-Friendly Communities (Private Practice Division)
06/02/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Women in Planning: Leadership & Empowerment (Women and Planning Division)
04/14/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Northern New England Chapter
04/07/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Transportation Planning Division
03/31/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Urban Design & Preservation Division
03/30/2017 Planner & Emergency Manager Webinar
03/24/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Pennsylvania Chapter
03/17/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Sustainable Communities Division
03/10/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Northern New England Chapter
03/09/2017 2017 Arkansas Chapter of the APA Spring Conference
02/24/2017 Planning Webcast Series - Delaware Chapter
02/10/2017 Planning Webcast Series
02/09/2017 Bikes vs Cars Film Screening (Fayetteville)
01/19/2017 Bikes vs Cars Film Screening (Bentonville)
12/16/2016 Planning Webcast Series
12/09/2016 Planning Webcast Series
09/29/2016 2016 Arkansas Chapter of the APA Fall Conference
09/28/2016 Plan4Health Webinar
09/28/2016 Planning Commission Training - Planning 301
09/23/2016 Planning Webcast Series
09/22/2016 Planning Information Exchange Webinar
09/07/2016 Planning Webcast Series
08/26/2016 Planning Webcast Series
08/19/2016 Planning Webcast Series
08/12/2016 Planning Webcast Series
08/05/2016 Planning Webcast Series
07/29/2016 Planning Webcast Series
07/22/2016 Planning Webcast Series
07/15/2016 Planning Webcast Series
06/28/2016 Planning Commission Training - Planning 201
06/24/2016 Planning Webcast Series
06/17/2016 Planning Webcast Series
06/10/2016 Planning Webcast Series
06/03/2016 Planning Webcast Series
05/20/2016 Planning Webcast Series
05/13/2016 Planning Webcast Series
05/06/2016 Planning Webcast Series
04/29/2016 Planning Webcast Series
04/22/2016 Planning Webcast Series
04/15/2016 Planning Webcast Series
04/01/2016 Planning Webcast Series
03/10/2016 2016 Spring Conference - Transforming Places - Tony Garcia (Keynote Speaker)
10/21/2015 Quad State Conference - Fall 2015
06/12/2015 Planning for Sign Code Success
03/12/2015 Spring Conference - Randall Arendt (Keynote Speaker)
09/11/2014 Fall Conference - Donovan Rypkema (Keynote Speaker)

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