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Call for Session Proposals - NPC18

NPC18 Call for Sessions

Members and Friends of APA Louisiana,
New Orleans is again hosting APA's National Planning Conference April 21-24, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  As hosts we can both enrich the conference with our unique perspectives as well as provide our membership an excellent opportunity to grow professionally by becoming involved with the premier annual professional planning event.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Each year APA-LA sends out a call for support to businesses, agencies and individuals throughout our state inviting their participation in promoting excellence in planning practice, and building political support for responsible planning in communities throughout our state. We achieve this by holding an annual conference, the location of which rotates among the Sections of our state in a four-year cycle, where we share knowledge, best practices, new ideas, and recognize achievements.

Policy & Advocacy Conference Scholarship

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Washington, D.C. | Sept. 18-20, 2016

The APA Fall Policy and Advocacy Conference is a competitive merit-based scholarship in the form of reimbursable expenses for the purposes of accompanying the APA LA President to the annual APA Fall Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington D. C. It is subject to the following criteria:

Student Report from Phoenix

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PHOENIX,AZ - The Crescent City Shapers, the University of New Orleans’ student organization for planning and urban studies students, represented UNO and the state of Louisiana by traveling to the APA National Planning Conference in Phoenix. This year’s group was comprised of eleven Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students, five of whom also traveled with the Shapers to Seattle for last year’s conference. Louisiana APA helps sponsor the Shapers’ trip annually to allow Louisiana’s future planners to experience the benefits of such an event.

Conference 2016 Recap

Conference attendees enjoy conversation as they await lunch preceding the awards ceremony.

Well, our 2016 Annual State Planning Conference in Houma is now history and it seemed to me that a good time was enjoyed by all who attended. We heard encouraging words from U.S. Congressman Garrett Graves, learned much about threats to Louisiana’s coast and about techniques for mitigating them, and enjoyed some delicious south Louisiana seafood as we conversed with friends both old and new. Speaking of old friends – we were joined by Dr. Fritz Wagner, FAICP, former Dean of the UNO College of Urban and Public Affairs – who presented our Excellence in Planning Awards.

2016 State Planning Conference

photo of the Courtyard by Marriott in Houma, LA

We invite you to attend the 2016 Annual Planning Conference to be held March 2 - 4 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Houma, Louisiana. Online registration, a draft conference agenda, mobile workshop descriptions, and sponsorship opportunities are now posted on this website and additional information including a downloadable program will be available soon. Spread the word and make plans to attend this fun and educational event. Enjoy springtime in Houma!

 

Conference 2015 Sessions

Panelists lead a discussion at the 2015 Annual Planning Conference

Session presentations have been converted to PDF format and posted in the Chapter's Google Drive repository organized by session number. You are especially encouraged to review the sessions you missed as all were very informative. Video and audio from several sessions is still being processed and will be posted as soon as possible. Click the "Read More" button below to access session content. All of these are Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files which will be displayed by Google's document viewer - no download, software install or Google login is necessary.

 

APA Conference 2018 - New Orleans?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today your Chapter Executive Committee sent a letter to Mr. Jim Drinan, Executive Director of APA asking him to consider New Orleans as the venue for the 2018 National Planning Conference. This opportunity arose after indecision occurred in Florida, between Miami and Orlando. The Louisiana Chapter is simply requesting to host the 2018 conference in New Orleans. The letter is a PDF file which you may view here.

Annual Conference 2015

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Evolving Communities: Planning for Investment and Impacts in Louisiana

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