2021 OAPA/APA WA Virtual Joint Planning Conference

Growing Virtually Together
October 13-15, 2021 | Virtual


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OAPA/APA WA Virtual Joint Conference, to be held October 13-15, 2021

The 2021 conference continues with the theme of Growing Together Virtually, recognizing the importance and challenges of planning for evolving communities, large and small, in these challenging and polarizing times. The conference will offer more sessions than last year, allowing for greater variety in session content. The following three areas will receive special focus in the conference.

Post - COVID Economy and Land Use Changes

As we continue to respond to the challenges communities are facing because of the pandemic, how can we understand anticipate needs and opportunities? How are different communities and planning disciplines approaching planning?

Racial Equity in Planning Practice

The 2020 conference included substantive discussions of historical and contemporary planning practice through a racial equity lens. The 2021 conference aims to build on those explorations by presenting additional case studies, analysis, and ideas for professional practice that demonstrate how the planning profession can advance racial equity in meaningful ways.

Environmental Policy, Climate Change, and Resiliency

Climate change is already impacting Oregon and Washington in dramatic ways, and the policies and regulations being considered to both prevent and address climate change impacts affect planning practice across transportation, land use, housing, and economic development planning specialties. What role do planners have in developing and implementing these policies, and how can planners be more effective and informed?

For more information and questions regarding the conference, please contact Stephanie Green, Event Manager. For questions regarding your membership or member profile, please contact the APAWA Office.