December 16, 2015 APA Los Angeles APAlosangeles.org
Get APA Los Angeles' 2015 Legislative Update Online

On December 9, more than 20 planning professionals were provided an update on planning-related legislation, regulations, and case law that APA California lobbied in 2015. The presentation included detailed information about what was signed into law, recommendations on implementation, and case law and budget changes that impact planners and planning in California. Missed it? View the presentation on our blog.
2016 State Call for Mobile Workshops

Submissions for mobile workshops at the 2016 State Conference in Pasadena are now open. Get the complete information on our blog!

Upcoming Events
Save the Dates for 2016 Events!

January 28
Planning and Immigration Dialogo
at City Labs Boyle Heights
More information to be announced

February 26
Planners' Book Club featuring David Ulin's "Sidewalking"  
at the offices of Urban Insight
More information to be announced

March 2016
Transportation Futures
More information to be announced
Join the 2016 YEPP Programs Committee!

The YEPP Co-Directors invite all interested Young & Emerging Planning Professionals in the Los Angeles area to join our 2016 Programs Committee! We are actively recruiting those who want to get more involved and help to create dynamic programming for young & emerging planners.  If you are interested, please fill out this form by December 20, 2015

Not sure if you want to be part of YEPP? No problem! Find out more information here and watch this video.

If you have any questions, please contact YEPP Co-Director Nina Idemudia at [email protected]

Seeking Planning Commissioner Representative

Are you a planning commissioner interested in helping support your fellow commissioners and get more involved with APA? APA Los Angeles is seeking a Planning Commissioner Representative to join our volunteer Board for 2016. The Planning Commissioner Representative maintains connections with local commissions and develops programs and initiatives to educate commissioners and increase their participation in APA Los Angeles. Candidates must be members of a local planning or related commission.

If you're interested, please contact Ashley Atkinson at [email protected]

AICP Exam Application Window Open Until 12/31

Earning the AICP credential is a source of personal and professional pride. Certification can enhance a planner's professional credibility, open career opportunities, and boost earning potential. To become a certified planner, an APA member must meet requirements for education and experience and pass an examination.

The application window for the May 2016 exam is open through December 31. To learn more and apply, visit planning.org.
APA Member Discount for Planetizen Courses

APA's California Chapter has negotiated a great, limited-time offer for Planetizen courses. Planetizen offers more than 125 online video courses, many for CM credit, on topics including urban design, law and ethics, and software skills.

For members only, APA California has negotiated a 30% discount off the regular rate of $144/year - just $101/year, but only if you sign up by December 31!

Sign up here by December 31!
UC Berkeley Tech Transfer Winter Courses

UC Berkeley Tech Transfer would like to share with APA members their latest training courses offered online and across the state, which now include multimodal transportation and best practices in California. Visit UC Berkeley Tech Transfer for more information!

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis
January 27-28, 2016 - Costa Mesa

NEW! Multimodal Transportation Planning and Engineering 
March 8-10, 2016 - Los Angeles

Improving Safety at Intersections
Thursdays, March 10-24, 2016 - Online

Pedestrian Facility Design 
April 12-14, 2016 - Online
Housing for Adults with Autism Design Contest

Autism Speaks is offering $150,000 in prizes for belief-busting breakthroughs in housing and residential supports for adults with autism.

Currently, more than 3 million individuals in the US are living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and around 500,000 of these individuals will be entering adulthood over the next ten years.
Autism Speaks innovative, breakthrough ideas in the following three home and residential support solutions:
  • For individuals who require 24/7 support
  • For individuals who require daily support
  • For individuals who require weekly support
The best solution in each of these categories will receive a $50,000 USD prize. Last date for submission is March 1, 2016. No entry fee is required. Visit the  Autism Speaks House to Home Prize challenge page to find out more and to register as an innovator. 
Our Sponsors
Project Manager
Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health
Senior Acoustical Engineer/Scientist 
PCR Services Corporation
Air Quality Engineer/ Scientist
PCR Services Corporation
Business Team Representative
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
Communications and Research Associate 
Investing in Place
Planning Technician
City of Palm Springs
Senior Planner
Kapstone Planning
Planner IV (Planning and Land Development) 
County of Orange
Associate Planner
City of Downey
Planning Manager
City of San Gabriel
Facilities Planner
UC Riverside
Municipal Permitting Analyst
GE Permit