The Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Minnesota) is a non-profit statewide organization of over 900 planning professionals, educators, local officials and planning commissioners who are involved in planning-related activities on behalf of state and regional agencies, counties, cities, towns, educational institutions and the private sector.
Planning involves the use of many tools, including economic and demographic analysis, natural and cultural resource evaluation, goal-setting, visioning and strategizing.
Besides being the only profession specially trained to look at how these elements fit together, planners bring something more. Planners can offer options so communities & citizens can achieve their vision of the future.
Upper Midwest APA Planning Conference
APA Iowa is excited to announce that registrations are now being accepted for the Upper Midwest APA Planning Conference hosted by APA Iowa in Mason City from October 22nd - 24th, 2014. As you'll see by the incredible conference agenda available on the APA Iowa website, this is a conference you won't want to miss! Some of the conference highlights include:
• Keynote Speakers: We are pleased to headline the conference with three phenomenal keynote speakers, Scott Siepker, the Iowa Nice Guy on Wednesday afternoon, Ron Sims, former Deputy Director of HUD at Thursday Lunch and Paul Trombino, Iowa DOT Director at Friday's lunch. You won't want to miss any of these inspirational speakers!
• Progressive Dinner: On Wednesday evening you can enjoy a taste of Mason City featuring a progressive dinner with stops at three...
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2014 Great Places Design Award - Call for Nominations
Last year the Sensible Land Use Coalition launched an initiative to identify Great Places in the Twin Cities. The Coalition is excited to build on the successes of Year One and has instituted several changes to make Year Two even better. We have added award categories, and we are asking nominators to include all the members of their team. We are also creating post cards of the 2013 and 2014 Great Places "winners," which will be distributed at the awards celebration.
We now invite you to submit your candidate(s) for a 2014 Great Places design award. No place is too large or too small to be considered; places can be located in the central cities, in the suburbs or rural parts of the region. If you submit this year and do not receive an award, you can still submit in the future. Nominations are due August 8, 2014. See more info >>
Phil Wheeler has been selected as part of the 2014 Class of the Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). FAICP is the highest professional honor in the planning field. FAICP members are identified as model planners who have made significant contributions to planning and society. Phil was nominated by the APA Minnesota chapter and... See More >>
The Chapter would like to recognize the following Municipalities for their membership in APA MN.
City of Browns Valley
City of Fergus Falls
City of Hawley
City of Moorhead
City of Parkers Prairie
City of Perham
City of Prior Lake
City of Vergas
City of Wheaton
Today is: +Sensible Land Use Coalition: A Whirlwind Tour Of Future Regional Transit InvestmentsWhen: 08/27/2014
11:30 AM -1:30 PM Where: DoubleTree Park Place
1500 Park Place Boulevard
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
United States Contact:Pat Arnst
If development follows infrastructure investment, where will the best opportunities be in the next 20 years? Take a fast virtual tour with us of future rail and BRT projects that may be built in the Twin Cities in the next few years.
Using a "PechaKucha" or "Lightning Talk" style of presentation, we will give you a virtual tour of 11 transit projects around the region and how those projects have and/or will influence real estate and economic development.