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By James Schwab, AICP Manager, APA Hazards Planning Center. Resilience has typically been defined as an ability to bounce back from, and to withstand, shocks and crises. These can include natural disasters but also terrorist strikes, sudden economic downturns, or major industrial accidents.
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Meet the 2015 National Planning Conference keynote speakers, Ron Sims and Stuart Brand, as well as browse the full conference program. Start mapping out your schedule today! #APA15
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By Mimi Morisaki. June 17, 2014 • Day 3 of APA's Study Tour to London. The third day of the tour was the one I looked forward to most. We were going to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park! A place that I had only seen on TV during the Summer 2012 Olympics. Not only did we visit the park, ...
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By Mimi Morisaki. June 15, 2014 • Day 1 of APA's Study Tour to London. After a brief meet and greet with fellow tour-goers, we started APA's London Study Tour by walking our jet-lagged legs around central London with our Royal Town Planning Institute host, Richard Summers (former RTPI president) ...
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Ramming highways through the middle of American cities was undoubtedly one of the worst mistakes of the 20th century — demolishing urban habitat, dividing neighborhoods, and erecting structures that suck the life out of places. What could be worse than a highway through the middle of town?
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A new study suggests that speeding in a car on local streets is at least six times more common than running a red light on a bike.
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Tags. 2012 election · ACS · action alert · affordable housing · airports · American Community Survey · American Housing Survey · amicus brief · Amtrak · APA Policy & Program Briefing · APA policy breakfast · Appropriations · bike share · billboards · brownfields · building codes · CDBG ...
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Take a video tour of the bicycle master plan for Seattle, the host city for APA's 2015 National Planning Conference. #APA15 #planmag
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By Nick Tobenkin Policy Associate, Advocacy Associates. Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched the application process for the National Disaster Resilience Competition. As discussed in an earlier blog post, the competitive grant program builds on the success of ...
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By Areej Sabzwari. June 16, 2014 • Day 2 of APA's Study Tour to London. On this day of the London Study Tour, we departed promptly to meet with U.K's chief planner, Steve Quartermain, who discussed the role of the Department for Communities and Local Government in England.
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Tuesday’s landslide in North Salt Lake, Utah, has already destroyed one home and continues to threaten several additional homes. Members of the community are questioning why this tragedy happened and how to prevent future damage.

The Salt Lake Tribune asked APA to participate in a moderated panel discussion today about the landslide and hillside development.

Jim Schwab, AICP, manager of APA’s Hazards Planning Research Center joined the discussion.
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One of the biggest surprises: there are cities that are more walkable than New York.
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