June 16, 2015 APA Los Angeles APAlosangeles.org
LA's Planning Professionals Accept APA's Trivia Challenge

APA LA's inaugural round of Urbivia (urbanism trivia) took place at the HMS Bounty on May 26. The seven teams of ace planners were so close in their knowledge that a triple jeopardy round was needed to determine the winner. The score was settled by asking for the year of the Kelo vs. City of New London Supreme Court case, and the title of Urbivia Champion went to a team of UCLA alumni. Join us for our next edition of Urbivia this fall!
Our Biggest Bash of the Year is Here!
APA Los Angeles Awards Gala

Thursday, June 25

6-10 PM

The Alex Theatre

216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale


$40 APA LA members with code 
$55 non-members

$25 students

Purchase tickets here

Join APA Los Angeles for our 2015 Awards Gala at the historic Alex Theatre in downtown Glendale, celebrating our APA Awards winners in the Los Angeles area! This annual ceremony recognizes the exceptional efforts being carried out by urban planners, advocates, elected officials and others to make great communities happen. It is a gathering of our region's most active and innovative urban planning professionals, and award winners include professionals from cities, agencies, non-profits, and consulting firms.

Join us for a hosted bar throughout the evening, hors d'ouevres and dessert from Porto's Bakery, an optional walking tour of recent projects in on Brand Boulevard and an after-party for young planners!

Arrive early for a walking tour of Downtown Glendale with Alan Loomis, Urban Designer for the City of Glendale. Alan will lead an approximately 30-minute tour that will offer attendees a chance to learn about recent mixed-use projects and public spaces, and to hear from Alan about exciting things happening in the neighborhood, including the Neon Art Museum and Rick Caruso's plans for the old Masonic Temple.
  • 6 PM Hors d'ouevres and Hosted Bar; optional walking tour of Downtown Glendale 
  • 7 PM Awards Ceremony
  • 8 PM Coffee and Dessert Reception
  • 10 PM Young and Emerging Planning Professionals' Awards After-Party at The Famous, 154 S. Brand Blvd.
Tweet with us at #APALAAwards2015!

Parking is available at nearby public lots and garages. Metered street parking and Metro bus service are also available. Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events
APA Los Angeles Presents: 
Summer in the City: Hawthorne
Saturday, June 20
9 AM-1 PM
Hawthorne City Hall
4455 W. 126th St. 90250
FREE for members & students 
$10 non-members

Summer in the City is a series introducing APA LA's members to the latest innovative, proactive planning in cities around the Los Angeles region. Between June and August, we'll visit several cities whose staff will lead tours, site visits, and presentations that showcase their planning and community development efforts.

On June 20, the first of our 2015 series will take us to the City of Hawthorne. We'll start off with coffee and breakfast at Hawthorne City Hall for a presentation and discussion revolving around the City's most pertinent planning efforts: Downtown Hawthorne Specific Plan; Crenshaw Station Active Transportation Plan; and the Hawthorne EcoVillage Master Plan. We will then dive into the history of Hawthorne with a tour of the nearby Hawthorne Historical Museum. Afterwards, we'll tour the development efforts taking place at the Hawthorne Mall.


Parking is available at City of Hawthorne City Hall. Bus stops for Metro Bus 40 and 740 along Hawthorne Boulevard.


Questions? Contact programs@apalosangeles.org.
APA California 2015 State Conference
Oakland: Rooted in Authenticity
October 3-6
Oakland Marriott

Application Window for AICP Exam Open Through June 30

APA is now accepting applications for the November 2015 AICP Comprehensive Planning Examination. If you haven't already considered applying to take the exam, consider this: certification can enhance a planner's professional credibility, open career opportunities, and boost earning potential.

Furthermore, the eligibility requirements for the exam may be lower than you imagined. If you earned a graduate degree in Planning from a program accredited by the PAB, you only need two years of professional planning experience to meet the minimum requirements. If you earned a bachelors degree in Planning from a program accredited by the PAB, you only need three years of experience. 


APA recognizes that application fee may be an obstacle to some members who wish to apply to take the exam. On behalf of National, the California Chapter administers a scholarship program that evaluates members' financial assistance needs through a confidential process. Complete information and application due dates are available at apacalifornia.org.

If you have questions, please contact AICP exam staff or APA LA's Vice Director for Professional Development.

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