News from APA National

Urban Climate Action Network (UCAN)

Do you work with high school students in a disadvantaged urban community? APA and its partners have formed the Urban Climate Action Network (UCAN) to empower high-school aged teens to address climate change in their communities by providing a three-year program of leadership training, technical assistance from scientists and experts, and the resources of a national network. Youth teams will travel to Baltimore for a week of experiential learning and interaction with leading climate scientists and communications experts. For more information, visit Application deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2018.


Thank You, 2017 APA Ambassadors!

We thank 2017's APA Ambassadors for their passion and commitment to sharing the value of planning and planners with youth and community leaders. These dedicated members volunteer their time, experience, and talents to organize activities in local schools, youth clubs, career fairs, and more.

The APA Ambassador Program is a national effort to support member volunteers in their work to educate and engage local students and community members.  In conducting these activities, APA hopes our Ambassadors can reach future planners with diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 

Interested in volunteering? Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Ambassador year.  You must be an APA member in good standing and commit to conducting two activities per year. APA will support you along the way!  Deadline is January 30, 2018. 


Share Your Perspective On Planning Education

As we begin the new year, APA is focusing on the importance of members' education goals. How can the association better serve your educational interests? Share your thoughts with APA by completing a short Education Needs Assessment Survey. The survey should take no more than ten minutes to complete and will help APA shape its educational programs. 


2018 Walking College

Passionate about walking but not sure how to make your community more walkable? America Walks invites you to apply for a 2018 Walking College Fellowship to help you build a local walking movement and take your advocacy work to the next level. The application process will be open from February 1-28, 2018, and there's an "Orientation to the Walking College" webinar on February 8th.  America Walks is an inclusive organization and we seek applications from diverse individuals who are interested in getting more involved in the walking movement.