Tag Archives: APA

This is what great planning is all about!


Anyone remotely interested in urban planning, revitalization, hiking, kayaking, bicycling, history, civics, urban design, community spirit, canals, economic development, the environment, or cities in general should download and listen to the November 19, 2013 podcast and powerpoint presentation of Tuesdays … Continue reading

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Shared responsibility for Detroit’s plight


As a Michigander for the past 21 years, I have heard my share of Detroit criticisms, jokes, and put downs, both from within and outside the Great Lakes State. While fingers can be and have been correctly pointed at the … Continue reading

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The price we pay for our disposable ways


If you are an urban planner and have not listened to the Tuesdays at APA podcasts, you really should. A number of these have been superb presentations that provide valuable insights. The podcast I listened to over the past Easter … Continue reading

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How about pro-rating APA conference costs?


With the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Conference being held in the great city of Chicago this spring, I was hoping to attend the weekend portion of the event. Many of the programs, lectures and events sound very interesting. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Great, good stuff for planners


If you have not had a chance to read the May/June 2012 issue of Planning magazine, please do. It contains a terrific series of articles on Transportation topics. In particular, I highly recommend the stories entitled: “Power to the (Bike) … Continue reading

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