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APA Idaho Now Accepting Session Proposals

APA Idaho is currently accepting session proposals for our APA Idaho Chapter Annual Conference this October 2nd-4th in Twin Falls, ID. Sessions are due August 1st.

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2019 Great Places In Washington Nominations Deadline Extended

 

Great Places in Washington Program

An awards program co-sponsored by the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA WA) and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW)

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A Message from the President of Futurewise

Dear Supporters of Futurewise,

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Planning for Temporary Homeless Encampments Workshop

Join us for this excellent one day workshop supporting planners on this important issue!

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Jurisdictions across Washington State are facing an unprecedented increase in the number of unsheltered individuals and families. While continuing efforts focus on the development of long-term housing, little effort has been spent on developing standards and best management practices for communities to effectively regulate temporary encampments (in existing buildings, tents or tiny homes) and safe parking areas.     

Although many Washington jurisdictions have adopted interim or permanent rules for temporary homeless encampments, most likely with the help of another jurisdiction’s rules, the effectiveness of these regulations is not clear, nor have best practices been established.


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Free Workshop Opportunity: Scaling Green Infrastructure Investment

Free Workshop Opportunity: Scaling Green Infrastructure Investment

 Earth Economics is offering a free training opportunity for U.S. municipalities that are ready to scale-up their green infrastructure efforts to enhance social, economic, and environmental sustainability. These one-day, interactive workshops are designed to grow the capacity of municipal and community leaders to effectively scale-up investment in and construction of bioswales, living roofs, and other green infrastructure assets to meet service-delivery targets, manage stormwater runoff, and tackle other issues.
Earth Economics' workshops build on its The Blueprint for Increased Investment in Green Infrastructure, which is based on ten months of extensive research, including practitioner interviews, literature review, process mapping, and econometric modeling. To access the Blueprint and apply to participate in an urban GI workshop, visit this link: http://www.eartheconomics.org/urbangi.

Team Chosen to Create a Graphic Novel about Planning in Washington

UPDATE: Team Chosen to Create a Graphic Novel about Planning in Washington

By Gwen Rousseau, AICP, co-Chair of the Youth in Planning Taskforce

The Youth in Planning Taskforce recently selected the team of Gabrielle Lyon, Devin Mawdsley and Kayce Bayer, the creators of No Small Plans, to produce a graphic novel about planning in Washington state featuring youth as change agents in their communities.

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