April 2015 Volume XXVIII, Issue 4

 

In This Issue...

April President's Message

Victims, Villains, and Heroes: Understanding Public Policy Debates 

Game Changing: Local Planners Rising to Meet Global Challenges

Calling All Shoreline and Coastal Planners

A Watershed Approach to Wetland Mitigation

Announcing the 2015 Joint APA-PAW Awards Program

APA Washington Supports Washington Summit to Sea Grant Proposal

Ten Big Ideas: Building Leaders of Change for Equitable Cities

Now Available: Private Practice Planning Handbook











 

 

 

 

April President's Message
Ivan shares highlights from the APA 2015 Leadership Winter Retreat and highlights add-on events for the upcoming National Conference in Seattle.  

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Victims, Villains, and Heroes: Understanding Public Policy Debates
Learn how the “Public Policy Story” can convince people to either support or oppose certain policy initiatives.      

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Game Changing: Local Planners Rising to Meet Global Challenges
Washington APA's Big Ideas for Washington's Future represents the outcome of The Game Changing Initiative, which began over four years ago as Fellows from the Oregon and Washington chapters of APA met to discuss what they could give back to our profession.     

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Calling All Shoreline and Coastal Planners
Join planners at the National Conference in Seattle to discuss the creation of an APA Shoreline and Coastal Planner Interest Group.   

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A Watershed Approach to Wetland Mitigation
The Hood Canal Coordinating Council has been developing an In-Lieu-Fee Program to provide strategic compensatory mitigation opportunities for unavoidable impacts to wetlands.

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Announcing the 2015 Joint APA-PAW Awards Program
With several changes being made to the program and process, the Joint Awards Committee is kicking off the 2015 Awards program with the Call for Nominations.

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APA Washington Supports Washington Summit to Sea Grant Proposal
The funding would benefit Puget Sound communities with a focus on preventing floods and landslides. 

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Ten Big Ideas: Building Leaders of Change for Equitable Cities
Continuing our ‘Ten Big Ideas’, this month we hear about how planners are engaging Puget Sound youth in the social equity conversation.

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Now Available: Private Practice Planning Handbook
APA Private Practice Division has produced an award-winning 49-page publication that will be of value to all private planning consultants, the “Private Planning Practice Handbook.”

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