Hear from influential lawmakers and administration officials and catch up on key planning issues like federal planning grants, sustainability, FY11 funding, surface transportation legislation, climate change, housing, and economic development. Most sessions are eligible for Certification Maintenance credit and will fulfill the law requirement.
Leading Voices from Washington
Sustainability is a priority for the Obama administration and new funding is flowing into planning programs from Capitol Hill. On Sunday, attendees will hear from some of the leading architects of this new approach to federal policy in the White House and Congress.
National Design Professionals Symposium:
Policies for Cities in Transition
The conference program for Monday will highlight APA's ongoing partnership with other design professionals. Members of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects will join APA for a day-long series of sessions focused on cities in transition from rapid growth or economic hardship. Sessions will look at the policies needed to build communities of lasting value in places dealing with major economic and social change.
Monday also will include a special reception and open house at APA's new Washington office.
Inside Information on Current Legislation
Major planning legislation — the Livable Communities Act, funding for the HUD-DOT-EPA sustainable communities partnership, transportation authorization, and sustainability legislation — are at critical junctures on Capitol Hill. All have significant implications for local and regional planning. Find out the latest developments and how the legislative debate is likely to unfold.
Insights on Getting Federal Planning Grants
APA is conducting a special Monday workshop on new federal grant programs that provide resources for planning, sustainability, and infrastructure investment. Get the latest information on regional sustainability grants, community challenge grants, the future of TIGER grants, and the upcoming Choice Neighborhoods grants. Find out what's available and the best approaches for successful proposals.
September 26-28, 2010Washington, D.C.
The Omni Shoreham Hotel
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) are scheduled to accept APA's Legislator of the Year award at a special lunch event on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Let APA schedule meetings with your elected representatives and open valuable opportunities to talk about important planning aspects of upcoming legislation and ways they can help.
CM Credit Opportunities
Earn credit for conference sessions and satisfy the CMlaw requirement.
Registration and Housing
Choose the registration option that suits your needs, including one-day registration for Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday only. APA members get a discount. The last day to register online isThursday, September 16. Be sure to register today!