Call for Proposals: American Planning Assoc. conference

Posted by on August 4, 2008

The American Planning Association 2009 conference is being held in Minneapolis  on April 25-29.  APA is now soliciting session proposals, with an August 26 deadline.  I encourage you to work with colleagues to assemble a quality session proposal on a food planning-related topic. APA has identified the following tracks, and you may wish to consider a session proposal that fits within one of these topics, although this does not increase the likelihood of your proposal being selected.  APA does indicate that competition is heavy, with only one in three proposals being accepted.  The tracks are:

Civic Planning and the Role of Foundations (mini track)
Climate Change and a Sustainable Future
Green Urban Design
Is Regional Planning Coordinated Planning?
Planning and Community Health and Activity
Neighborhood Planning in a Citywide Context
Reclaiming the Waterfront (and the Mississippi River)
Small Town and Rural Planning
The Arts and Culture Economy
The Changing Face of the American Community
Transportation Infrastructure: The Next Hundred Years
Why Places Grow
Youth Engagement in Planning

You may want to consider developing a session that would qualify for APA’s Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for attendees that are AICPs.  This would include providing more than an overview of a topic – including tools that planners can use or identifying other ways planners can incorporate the topic in their work.

Again, the deadline for submitting a session proposal to APA is August 26.  Go to for more details.

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