The American Planning Association (APA) today named Midtown Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, as one of five Great Neighborhoods on the organization’s annual Great Places in America list, which marks the kick-off of APA’s National Community Planning Month celebration.
APA and AICP allows each state Chapter to designate one person that has a financial hardship to take advantage of the 2016 Reduced Exam Fee Scholarship program for the November 2016 testing window. This is limited to ONE person is Georgia who would otherwise defer taking or are unable to take the AICP exam because of the high cost.
The Organizing Committee for the 2016 Urban Planning Conference seeks nominations for two awards that will be given at Savannah State University’s Fourth Annual Urban Planning Conference.
Today, APA will be announcing its grant recipients for the Plan4Health project, a program funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. APA was one of three national organizations selected for this program and received $3 million to help increase access to nutritious foods and physical activity in our communities. APA will be redistributing $2.25 million of the grant to APA Chapter-led coalitions. The Plan4Health project is managed through APA’s Planning and Community Health Center.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced from Washington, D.C., the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors, including Denise Grabowski of Symbioscity who will serve a three-year term in the Urban/Regional Planner seat.