PLAN4HEALTH ADVOCACY Learn more about Plan4Health
Plan4Health is a partnership between the Texas Public Health Association and APA Texas to “connect people to everyday destinations”. This is being accomplished by convening interdisciplinary coalitions in cities across Texas who have a desire to create more mobile communities that are less reliant on motor vehicle transportation.
2021 Chapter Action Plan APA Texas members share their experiences and priorities
Every two years, APA Texas conducts an online survey of its members to gain a sense of what issues they are facing in their careers and communities and how effectively APA Texas is serving them. The results of this year’s survey are now available. Some key insights:
- Almost 12% of members chose to take the survey. Participants were diverse in terms of their involvement with planning and APA Texas, and the part of the state where they live. Most respondents were White, non-Hispanic and professional planners (similar to the characteristics of the members overall). For the first time, the largest share of respondents were Millennials (43%), followed by Gen X’ers (30%) and then Baby Boomers (23%).
- 80% of respondents believe that the APA Texas Vision Statement is consistent with what they believe APA Texas should be and do.
- Of the six goals APA Texas has established, participants felt it had been most effective in serving members during the past two years, with 44% saying it was ‘very effective’ or ‘somewhat effective’ in achieving this goal.
- COVID’s top two effects on Texas planners and community planning are: ‘added new difficulties for public engagement’ and ‘involved them in new issues and responsibilities’.
- Over 60% of participants said these five trends ‘will cause significant change’ in the future of planning education and practice in Texas:
o Increasing cost to rehabilitate aging public facilities and infrastructure (65%)
o Increasing polarization within communities (63%)
o Housing affordability/workforce housing (62%)
More severe storms, extreme
weather patterns or other aspects of climate change
People getting their news
from separate media outlets with distinct views (rather
than from shared outlets perceived to be neutral) (61%)
Who we are Texas Chapter: Y'all means all!
The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APATX) represents public and private sector planners, planning academics and students, elected officials, and citizen planners in the great state of Texas.
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Prepare for the AICP Exam Upcoming Workshop Dates
AICP EXAM PART I WORKSHOPS
Registration fee: Free of charge
The AICP Part I Workshop will provide an overview of what to expect when preparing for the AICP exam. This 4-hour workshop will focus on helpful tips on how to study and test preparation strategies. The major topic areas of the exam will be outlined, and sample test questions will be
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at UT-Arlington, CAPPA Building Auditorium, Room 204
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Houston, Texas Southern University, School of Public Affairs Building (SPA), Room 104
Friday, July 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. City of San Antonio Cliff Morton Development and
Business Services Center Tobin Room, 1901 South Alamo Street (NW corner South Alamo Street and South Flores Street) San Antonio, TX 78204
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Virtual and In-Person at Halff Associates, Inc. Austin Office – North, 13620 Briarwick Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78729
To register for any of the Part I workshops, please send your name, email address, phone number, and workshop location to:
Richard Luedke, AICP
Texas Chapter Professional Development Officer
If you are registering for the Austin workshop, please indicate if you wish to attend in person or virtually.
AICP EXAM PART II WORKSHOP
The AICP Exam Part II Workshop is conducted by Dr. Jennifer Cowley, FAICP, the nation's leading AICP exam preparation instructor. During this 6-hour workshop, Dr. Cowley will take you on a deep dive on how to approach the questions on the AICP exam and will guide you through the thought process needed to select the correct answers.
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Dr. Jennifer Cowley, FAICP, Virtual and In Person at UT Arlington; CAPPA Building Auditorium, Room 204 Registration Fee: $60 (Includes lunch if attending in person)
To register, please use the following link:
After registration is paid for the Part II Workshop, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours containing virtual/in-person options along with lunch options and parking information.
A recording of the Part I Workshop in Austin will be available after August 1st free of charge. A recording of the Part II Workshop in Arlington will be available for purchase after August 8th.