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Just days remain for early-bird registration

Will you be attending our 2019 State Planning Conference in Baton Rouge? You should! Just days remain for the reduced "early-bird" rates, saving you at least $25. The early-bird rate expires after Monday, May 13th, 2019. The conference dates are May 23 and 24 which are the Thursday and Friday before Memorial Day weekend.

Call for Award Nominations

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In keeping with the 2019 conference theme "Partners in Planning", this year's awards program will be focused on recognizing persons outside of our profession who support our efforts. We are  requesting nominations for individuals or groups who have worked hard to improve our local communities and support good planning. These uniquely developed award categories include: 

Carpool to Shreveport

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Want to carpool with colleagues to Shreveport? Use the Ride Pro Web app to organize or join an existing carpool to the state planning conference. This free service is made available by the Capital Region Planning Commission and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Click and give it a try. It works for other destinations too.

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Were you there - 2010?

Irma Thomas and Dr. John at NPC10

Were you there?

The first musical panel in the history of APA conferences occured at the 2010 NPC in New Orleans.

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

Evening view of the Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.

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!

 

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