Making Great Communities Happen
American Planning Association
Arkansas Chapter


Upcoming events

    • 12/01/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion

    The AICP Code of Ethics states, “We shall seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons.” We seek to plan for all members of our communities. However, sometimes, with even the best of intentions, we might not be as welcoming or inclusive as we aspire. Through exercises and discussion, we will learn how to create a safer, more civil community for all individuals, particularly those of diverse sexualities and/or gender identities (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, etc.). What does it mean to be inclusive? How do we understand other points of view? How can we as planners be mindful of and aware of the needs of all of our communities? This ethics session is based on the “Safe Zone” training provided by the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the University of Kansas campus. The purpose of Safe Zone training is to reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism creating safer and freer environments for all members of our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

    1.5 AICP CM Credits - Ethics 

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    • 12/08/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Step by Step: Catalyzing Walkable Redevelopment

    A growing number of North Carolina communities are transforming suburbia. What strategies are working well, and what aren’t? Planners from Charlotte and Chapel Hill will present experiences using redevelopment to turn suburban districts into more walkable places. Participants will learn how form-based codes can create a compelling entitlements framework and how a municipality can serve as a master developer.

    1.5 AICP CM Credits 

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    • 12/13/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Land Use, Mobility and Technology in Urban America 

    Cities at different stages of development all grapple with managing the traditional challenges of housing, transportation, infrastructure financing, and environmental sustainability. These complexities are further compounded by rapidly changing modes of operation, new and disruptive technologies and changing expectations and demands from citizens and business. What innovations are taking place in cities these days, and how can government, business and non-profit leaders utilize this wave of change to shape a quality of life that is improved and not compromised? How can they work together vs. at cross purposes? Gabe will discuss the larger macro trends in society, address process innovation and governance, and talk about how city leaders are re-organizing their urban systems to be synergistic vs. at odds with one another and the cities goals. High return public-private partnerships, active transportation, and enhanced public space projects all play a role in the ideal city of the future.

    1.5 AICP CM Credits 

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    • 12/15/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Computer

    Women in Planning: Guiding Emerging Professionals 

    As the percentage of women entering the planning profession increases and gain a firm foothold in the doorway of success, they are reaching back to the next generation and welcoming them through that open door. Join the APA Women and Planning Division for an exciting and inspiring discussion focused on your most pressing career questions and what seasoned planners wished they would have known in school and what they would have done differently. Find out the benefits of working in the public or private sector, skills employers are really looking for, and walk away with strategies for getting hired and succeeding in the first year on the job. A panel of top female professionals from early, mid, and seasoned careers will discuss a wide range of important topics including career growth and development, how to gain a valuable planning network, and share their own experiences and stories. This moderated panel will allow the audience to participate in this important dialogue through the use of live polling technology and interactive questions.

    1.5 AICP CM Credits 

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Past events

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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