Registration is now open for SNEAPA 2015!

SNEAPA_2015Join 500+ colleagues at the Southern New England APA conference, September 24-25 in Hartford.

CCAPA Officer Nominations

The following individuals have been nominated for CCAPA Officer positions. Any petition for candidates must be received by July 1st (submit to Linnea Mccaffrey). Voting will take place in August.

  • President-elect: Michael Piscitelli, AICP
  • Treasurer: Heidi Samokar, AICP
  • Secretary: Khara Dodds, AICP

Call for Nominations for CCAPA Officers

The CCAPA Nominating Committee (Chris Smith, Don Poland and Linnea McCaffrey) has issued a call for nominations for the following Chapter Officer positions, with terms beginning October 1, 2015. Learn more about the Executive Board and these officer positions here.

  • President-elect – one-year term, followed by term as president for two years
  • Secretary – two-year term
  • Treasurer – two-year term

Members should submit nominations by June 4th.

SNEAPA 2015 Session Proposals are due by May 1st!

SNEAPA 2015 Session Proposals are due by May 1st!

2015 CONFERENCE THEME: Diverse & Dynamic: Planners & Places

The 2015 SNEAPA Conference will explore our region’s growing demographic and economic diversity, celebrate the array of neighborhoods found throughout Southern New England, and tap into the diverse skill sets that planners deploy to navigate change.

We are interested in sessions that demonstrate new and changing approaches to how we address all aspects of planning, from housing and transportation to land use and community design. We also seek sessions that will instill and improve the skills necessary for planners to successfully turn the challenges of diversity into opportunity and to ensure that the practice of planning remains progressive, inclusionary and attractive to diverse populations. Join us at the 2015 SNEAPA Conference to present innovative ways to reach these goals.

The SNEAPA conference draws over 500 planners, architects, landscape architects and other related professionals. SNEAPA represents an opportunity to remain current in professional knowledge and skills essential to planners and for certified planners to earn CM credits. Session selection is highly competitive and we encourage creative sessions with hands-on learning.

Visit the SNEAPA website for further information.

SNEAPA 2015 Call for Session Proposals

Session Proposals for this year’s SNEAPA Conference in Hartford are due by May 1st!

2015 CONFERENCE THEME:  Diverse & Dynamic:  Planners & Places

The 2015 SNEAPA Conference will explore our region’s growing demographic and economic diversity, celebrate the array of neighborhoods found throughout Southern New England, and tap into the diverse skill sets that planners deploy to navigate change.

We are interested in sessions that demonstrate new and changing approaches to how we address all aspects of planning, from housing and transportation to land use and community design. We also seek sessions that will instill and improve the skills necessary for planners to successfully turn the challenges of diversity into opportunity and to ensure that the practice of planning remains progressive, inclusionary and attractive to diverse populations. Join us at the 2015 SNEAPA Conference to present innovative ways to reach these goals.

The SNEAPA conference draws over 500 planners, architects, landscape architects and other related professionals. SNEAPA represents an opportunity to remain current in professional knowledge and skills essential to planners and for certified planners to earn CM credits. Session selection is highly competitive and we encourage creative sessions with hands-on learning.

Visit SNEAPA’s page for more information on how to submit.

New AICP Members

Congratulations to Connecticut’s latest round of successful AICP exam candidates:

Ben Henson, AICP

Carly Myers, AICP

Jennifer Rodriguez, AICP

We once again had a 100% pass rate! Please stay tuned for more information on the 2015 annual classroom review for those expecting to take the exam this year.

Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship Available

APA’s recently renamed scholarship opportunity for students interested in economic development — the Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship for Economic Development Planning – is available for recent graduates from and/or current students enrolled in PAB accredited planning programs in the U.S. The scholarship, once called the Economic Development Division Travel Scholarship, has recently been renamed in memory of longtime APA leader and economic development visionary, Dr. Terry Holzheimer of Arlington County and Virginia Tech.

The $1,000 award is a travel scholarship provided by the APA’s Economic Development Division to support attendance at the national APA meeting in the spring. The award will be decided on the basis of a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and an original student paper or work that is 2,500 words or less. The original student submission should speak to practitioners about a substantive topic related to economic development in the United States. Students are encouraged to think broadly about the topic of economic development. The winning paper or project will satisfactorily demonstrate the following: topical relevance to economic development practitioners with a clear discussion of why practitioners should care about the findings; soundness of data collection and methods; quality writing; student authorship; and originality and creativity.

The committee reserves the right to withhold the award should no submissions comply with these criteria.

The winner will be notified by February 15, 2015 and the scholarship will be presented at APA’s National Planning Conference in Seattle, April 18-22, 2015. The paper will also be published on the Economic Development Division website and distributed electronically to division members.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to:

Margaret Cowell
Assistant Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning
Virginia Tech
mmcowell@vt.edu

2014 Awards Nomination Form Available!

Nominate an award-worthy project by Oct. 10th – click here for more information.

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