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APA announces the winners of the 2011 National Planning Excellence Awards, honoring individuals and planning efforts that exemplify how to create communities of lasting value.

2011 Award Winners

The 12 recipients of this year's National Planning Excellence Awards include communities of varying sizes from Iowa to Rwanda, with fascinating stops in between. APA will honor them at a special luncheon during the 2011 National Planning Conference in Boston.


APA is now accepting applications for the first-ever Advanced Specialty Certification exams, to be administered next May. Application deadline is March 30.

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Inaugural Tuesdays at APA–DC

Join us in APA's Washington, D.C., office on February 8 for the first Tuesdays at APA–DC. APA President Bruce Knight will discuss APA's Sustaining Places Initiative and its efforts to reexamine the comprehensive plan with a focus on sustainability.

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PTS Goes to Florida

Planners Training Service is traveling to Fort Lauderdale on February 16-17 to offer its most popular workshop: "Sustainable Zoning and Development Controls." Registration deadline: February 9.

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Reserve Your Exhibit Space

Introduce your products and services to more than 5,000 planners, officials, and professionals in related fields at APA's 2011 National Planning Conference in Boston. Reserve exhibit space today. Deadline: February 7.

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Get Best Conference Rates; Register by February 10

Join APA and more than 5,000 planners and officials in Boston for the 2011 National Planning Conference, April 9-12. The Early Bird deadline is approaching. Register by February 10 for the best price.

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Help a Boston Community

This year's AICP Community Planning Workshop during the National Planning Conference in Boston will explore Cote Ford, a 150,000-square-foot brownfield in the Boston neighborhood of Mattapan. Register now for this exciting opportunity to engage with community residents and offer redevelopment strategies for the site.

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Apply for Community Assistance

Applications are now being accepted for the Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) initiative. Both interested experts and communities are urged to apply to this highly focused, pro bono technical assistance program in all areas of planning issues. Communities must apply by February 22.

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Mastering Meeting Management

At APA's "Mastering Meeting Management" audio/web conference on February 16, meeting veterans will share insights and techniques for making them productive and effective. Learn how to make legally defensible decisions, evaluate evidence, and fend off disruptive public anger.

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