APA National Resources: Planning Podcasts 2023
Podcasts developed by APA National cover a variety of planning topics that might interest chapter members. These podcast cover a variety of contemporary planning topics such as the impact autonomous vehicles will have on the planning of our cities and disaster planning and resilience. These short half hour to hour long podcasts are a great way to squeeze continued education on current planning topics into your hectic schedule. APA National’s Tuesdays at APA presentations are also available as podcasts with some episodes eligible for Continuing Matriculation credit. These podcasts are available to download on iTunes and Stitcher so you can take them on the go. Recently released podcasts include:
- Taiwo Jeiyeoba on How Planners Can Lead Through Zoning Reform and by Crafting Equitable Comprehensive Plans. On this episode of People Behind the Plans, Taiwo Jaiyeoba joins host Meghan Stromberg to talk about leading zoning reform efforts in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina, both as a planning director and in his current role as city manager. He also shares his tips for winning over naysayers and his thoughts on what makes a good comprehensive plan.
- YouTuber and Planner Dave Amos on Teaching a Crash Course in Urban Planning, One Video at a Time. In this episode of the People Behind the Plans podcast, YouTuber and planner Dave Amos talks about his own fortuitous route to the profession, why he’s telling the planning story in exciting, new ways, and how planners can lean into social media to connect with their communities.
- Planning to Ensure Longevity for Small Minority-Owned Businesses. In this APA podcast - part of the Planning for Equity series - Bobby Boone, founder and chief strategist of &Access, discusses economic development strategies for combatting displacement of small minority-owned businesses. Boone shares how planners can work with small businesses, what to look out for, and how to engage owners.
- Planner and City Official Nithya Raman’s Vision to End Homelessness in Los Angeles. In this episode of the People Behind the Plans podcast series, urban planner and L.A. City Council member Nithya Raman shares her vision for reducing homelessness. She also offers tips for working more effectively with city government, and explains how planners can use their expertise to educate and galvanize communities for positive change.