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Volume XXVII, Issue 27

July 3, 2024

This month's newsletter includes:


Fall 2024 AICP Certification Cycle

                                      Important Upcoming Dates

If you are interested in taking the exam this fall, these are the important dates you need to know:


Opens: Tuesday, October 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM CST

Closes: Thursday, October 31, 2024 at 3:00 PM CST                                                 

Exam Window: November 4-10, 2024

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Training for CM Credits

Happy Fourth of July! While many of us are hanging out with friends and family, getting out on the water, or just taking a well-deserved break this week, the rest of the month has some great training opportunities!  Below, find a curated list of trainings approved for CM credits happening in July. Also, note a couple of special trainings about issues that many WA planners are experiencing that may not be planning-specific at the bottom of the list!   

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Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunity with APA WA!

Become an APA WA Annual Sponsor!

By becoming an APA WA Annual Sponsor, you can enjoy both conference benefits and year-round promotion. Additionally, take advantage of the exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming 2024 APA WA Annual Conference.   

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                               Upcoming Continuing Education

Summer is almost in full swing, and with that comes opportunities to enhance your expertise and stay up-to-date on CM credits! Below, find a curated list of trainings approved for CM credits happening this June. 

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                                Trivia Question

What landmark legislation, passed in Washington State, has profoundly influenced urban planning, transportation, and land use by requiring municipalities to develop comprehensive plans that address growth management, environmental protection, and community development?

A) The Washington State Environmental Policy Act of 1971  
B) The Growth Management Act of 1990  
C) The Washington Urban Mobility and Access Bill of 2005 
D) The Sustainable Transportation Act of 2010 



The answer to last issue's trivia question:

Which urban renewal project in Washington State is notable for its sustainable land use and has been recognized as one of the first developments in the state to reintegrate a natural creek into an urban environment, which was previously piped underground?

B) The Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel in Seattle is a significant urban renewal project that focuses on environmental restoration and sustainable land use. This project involved daylighting a portion of Thornton Creek that was previously diverted underground, reintegrating it into the urban landscape as a natural water feature. This initiative not only helps manage stormwater and improve water quality but also enhances the local ecosystem and provides the community with a revitalized public space. It's a pioneering example of integrating natural environmental features into urban planning. 

Save the Date for the APA WA 2024 Annual Conference 


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