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American Planning Association
Arkansas Chapter
 
 
 
 

Events

Upcoming events

    • 03/30/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus, 1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark, AR 72949

    A one-day workshop for emergency managers and planners on improving resiliency to extreme weather and climate events in Arkansas.


    Please register here


    For any questions please contact Leah Kos at (405) 325-6321 or lkos@mesonet.org


    Save the Date AR Workshop_Final.pdf

    • 03/31/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Enabling Access to Public Spaces to Advance Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits: and the UN's New Urban Agenda 

    Culture, tradition, sustainability and many aspects of contemporary quality of life are intertwined in uplifting old, shaping new, and bringing increased resilience to inclusive public spaces. An integration of approaches to inclusive public spaces is required as social, environmental, spatial and economic dimensions of equity are entangled. A driving force in global development, increased urbanization targets many cities for continued rapid growth, challenging the need to secure inclusive public space. The UN Sustainability Design Guidelines relate to this reality. With the burgeoning growth of population, it is critical to: recognize and broadly articulate the values of public space for quality of urban living; encourage local advocacy for public space quality, quantity, care and use; safeguard and improve existing urban public space; integrate green best practices; and plan for and create new open spaces, particularly in low-income areas. The application of good governance recognizes and acts on the linkage between public spaces and sustainable development, respects the legacy of public spaces, seeks to improve existing space, adds new vibrant public spaces and benchmarks local public space quantity, quality, distribution and access, so that inclusive public space is available to all. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, focused on ‘inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities’ (United Nations, 2015), provides a core target for inclusive public spaces and many other aspects of human settlements. Urban public spaces address all three pillars of sustainability: economy, environment and society. 


    Register here

    • 04/07/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    BikeShare: Beyond the Plan

    Bikeshare systems require planning, proper funding, manpower, and a whole lot of public-private coordination to properly implement and operate. Hear the real story of two professionals (MPO Director and BikeShare Operator) that were in the trenches together, and the best practices and lessons learned from their experience launching and operating Zyp BikeShare.


    Register here

    • 04/14/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    The Comprehensive Planner: Taking a Systems Perspective 

    Steve Whitman and Chris Parker will explore the many problems facing communities of all sizes, and the underlying issue of ecosystem services. They will explore how thinking holistically and using a systems perspective can provide a new way forward for communities. While planning documents may take a systems perspective, land use regulations seldom do. This integrated approach provides for the regeneration of lost ecosystem services, and the resulting projects will help your community become more adaptive and resilient over time. Case study examples will be shared to highlight how to apply this approach, and to serve as a call to action so more planners become part of this collaborative effort.


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Past events

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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