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Award Nomination Submission Successful

Thank you for submitting a 2018 APA Colorado Chapter Award nomination. The nomination window closes on March 30th. The Awards Committee will begin review shortly after that with plans to present their recommendations to the APA Colorado Board in May.

Optimism and a New Career

A somewhat unusual career path to the planning profession finds affirmation in a meeting with two middle school students. Perhaps, the optimism generated by this meeting can be a reminder for us all.

President's Message 1st Qtr 2018

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” - John Muir

So I Hear You've Joined the Dark Side

A young engineer reflects on the switch from the public sector into consulting.

Truth, Justice, and the American Roadway

Look! Out on the street! And in a car, on a bus, on a train, on a bike and in a crosswalk... It’s Transportation Planner!

Join the adventures of Transportation Planner and her trusty sidekick, Multimodal Man, as they clean up the City of Metropolis by helping craft policies and plan infrastructure improvements that provide safe & convenient travel choices. Learn how you too can become a superhero and save the city from certain disaster! Or at least provide a really good plan to create a comprehensive, safe, and efficient transportation network.

EPP: Donation Drive + Development Tour

Join EPP on Tuesday, January 27 for a donation drive for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and development tour. Collect items throughout February, then join us for a tour of their Renaissance at North Colorado Station mixed income development in the Clayton neighborhood at Colorado and 40th. The tour will end with a Q&A session with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless staff about housing efforts in Denver, and the evening will conclude with the packing of donated items. Please bring the items with you to the event and feel free to reach out to friends and coworkers to extend our reach!

Oil & Gas Development—The Planner’s Role and Educational Opportunities

Oil and gas development is a reality across Colorado and offers opportunities for planners to be an important part of the development review process. While each jurisdiction’s regulations will set the baseline for process and regulatory authority, common threads are worth noting regarding how planners can prepare for dealing with this interesting and often challenging land use.

From Pulaski to Planning

As a former wildland firefighter, my experiences of suppressing fire in the wildland-urban interface motivated me to obtain an education and career in planning. An understanding of wildland fire behavior and suppression tactics have greatly impacted my planning career and I believe are increasingly important for the Colorado planner to comprehend.

Three Questions for Three Planners

Take the time to ask simple questions and the simple answers can inspire.

Never Be Scared to "Dabble"

This is a short description/summary of your article that will be used as a teaser on the website and/or a summary highlight before your article in the newsletter- Comfort zones. Sink or swim. Pushing boundaries. Risk taking. All of these things can be used to describe my meandering path to becoming an environmental planner and that it’s up to all of us to define our own path.



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