Katrina & Rita +10

Hurricane Katrina storm damage

On Friday morning, July 24 seven (one by phone) planners met at UNO for a kickoff meeting to discuss an appropriate format and content for commemorating the decade that has passed since the Katrina and Rita hurricane season of 2005. What have been the successes? Where have we failed and why?

Plan4Health - Louisiana

Plan4Health logo; man shopping for fresh vegetables

The APA has a new initiative linking planning and land use to health.  The APA in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA) has received $3 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control for the initiative, referred to as the Plan4Health.  The APA advertised a national Request for Proposals in the second and final round of grant funding for the Plan4Health initiative. The purpose of the funding is to improve the capacity of planning and public health professionals to advance community-based strategies providing access to physical activity and nutrition.

Daniel J. Curtin Fellowship

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

The Planning and Law Division (“PLD”) of the APA serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The purpose of the PLD’s Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program (“Fellowship Program”) is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. San Francisco native Daniel J.


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