APA National Resources: Planning Podcasts

A variety of planning related resources are available to chapter members via APA National’s online Knowledge Center. A resource we’d like to highlight are podcasts developed by APA National that 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. These fascinating podcast include episodes such as:

  • Resilience Roundtable: Kim Mickleson, AICP: Kim Mickleson, an attorney with the City of Houston Planning Department, discusses the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the city’s regulations and design standards and provides her perspective on the recovery effort.

  • People Behind the Plans: Kate Hartley: Kate Hartley serves as the director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development of the City and County of San Francisco. In this podcast, Kate provides her perspective on tools available to create more affordable units in her city and housing challenges faced in San Francisco.

  • Planning the Autonomous Future: Corey Clothier: Corey Clothier, an autonomous vehicle (AV) technology development and deployment strategist discusses his involvement with the countries first AV pilot program and the steps communities should follow when considering an AV pilot.

  • People Behind the Plans: Kristin Saunders: Kristin Saunders, a transportation planner with the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, discusses the goals of the department and her work with the City Steps Assessment that explored how Pittsburgh’s 800 public staircases fit into the city’s pedestrian network.