Upcoming Webcasts – all at 1 p.m. ET:
May 12 – Ohio Chapter – The Next Disruptive Technology: Autonomous Vehicles – Speakers: Jason Study, AICP; Justin Robbins, AICP; Rick Stein, AICP
What was once a futuristic concept, often associated with pop culture, is not only possible, but is coming very soon to a roadway near you. Autonomous cars are precisely what the term “disruptive technology” describes. It is technology that will fundamentally change much of what we know about personal transportation—changing our habits, our preferences, and our opportunities, and nothing will be more impacted by these changes than our cities. As city planners, we must be on the forefront of understanding this technology and how we can prepare for the potential impacts. This presentation will include modeled scenarios for potential impacts to roadway networks, neighborhood development, and site design. Specific planning tasks such as comprehensive planning and zoning code revisions will be discussed as well, as they will be instrumental in preparing for, and adapting to, this emerging technology.
May 19 – open date!
June 2 – Women and Planning Division – Women in Planning: Leadership & Empowerment – Speakers: Corrin Hoegen Wendell; Kimberly Albano; Monica Tibbits, AICP, LEED AP BD+C
Join the APA Women and Planning Division for an exciting and inspiring conversation focused on leadership and empowerment within the workplace. This webinar will provide an opportunity for female planning professionals to learn more about the fundamentals of becoming an effective leader, strategies for advancement within your career and how to create a culture of supporting and empowering other female leaders. A panel of experienced female professionals will discuss a wide range of important topics including career growth and development, how to gain a valuable planning network, and share their own experiences and stories. Students, emerging and mid-career professionals, and seasoned planners alike will enjoy this collaborative and supportive webinar.
June 16 – Private Practice Division – A Road Map for Age-Friendly Communities – Speakers: Mildred Warner, Ph.D.; Jana Lynott, AICP; Alan Dela Torre, Ph.D.; Ramona Mullahey
America is aging: The most dramatic change is in the 65-74 year old age category with the age wave of the Baby Boomer generation with far-reaching economic and socio-political consequences. Population aging is viewed as a challenge and burden, especially, for communities unprepared for this demographic change. Real progress will occur when challenge is transformed to opportunity. APA’s Aging in Community Policy Guide can help frame planning solutions that foster new conversations, new coalitions, and new shared strategies that link the generations successfully to build livable communities for all. In this session, planners will explore a community's capacity to foster aging-in-community in transportation, housing and community supports and connections: three of the six Guiding Policies in the Policy Guide.
June 23 – Mississippi Chapter – Economic Development for Everyone: Creating Jobs, Growing Businesses, and Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities – Speaker: Mark Miller, Ph.D.
How do we create employment, grow businesses, and build greater economic resilience in our low-income communities? How do we create economic development for everyone, everywhere – including rural towns, inner-city neighborhoods, aging suburbs, and regions such as Appalachia, American Indian reservations, the Mexican border, and the Mississippi Delta – and not just in elite communities? Miller's forthcoming book Economic Development for Everyone (Routledge, June 2017) collects, organizes, and reviews much of the current research available on creating economic development in low-income communities: both the challenges these communities face in the current environment, as well as diverse ideas and opportunities for sustainable economic development.
Click on the title links to register. You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcast.
CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider
Distance Education – These 2016 webcasts are available for viewing throughout 2017 for CM Distance Education credits:
Fair Housing: Serious Responsibility, Serious Liability – LAW. Event #9120416
Planning Ethics – Dealing with Problem Boards and Board Members – ETHICS. Event #9119060