Thanks to all who attended the 2019 APA-AL/MS Annual Conference!

We had a fantastic conference with almost 200 attendees joining us in Huntsville, AL. Now that the conference is over, we’ve got a few resources to share!

For those that need to log CM credits, click the button below!

Missed a presentation?

Don’t worry – check below for presentation links:

Economic Development

Dream Big: P3 – Public Private Partnerships

Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool for Small Communities

Using an Investment Prospectus to Promote Development Initiatives in Opportunity Zones

Zoning as Economic Development

Energy + Environment

Critical infrastructure and flood resilience: Cascading effects beyond water

Design considerations for riverine floods in a changing climate – A review

Developing an innovative framework for enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructure to climate change

Future of Energy: Preparing for Distributed Energy Resources

Integrated Stormwater Management for Local Governments

Legal Limits on Regulating Local Water Quality Impacts from Agricultural Runoff and Septic Pollution

Making Sense of Sea-Level Rise in Planning

Understanding the Burdens of Severe Weather Events and Building Resilience to Them

Urban greening through nature-based solutions – Key characteristics of an emerging concept


APA-AL/MS Annual Planning Awards Ceremony

Celebrating Excellence

People and Culture

Big Plans for Small Towns

Creating Place

Engaging Federal Tribes in Projects: When to engage, who to engage, how to engage

Market-Based Approaches to Housing Affordability

Master Planning for Public Art

What Planning Abroad Teaches About Planning At Home

Planning Law

Legal/Legislative Update – Utility Facilities on Municipal Property

Planning Ethics

Setting the Standards for Code Audits

Professional Development

Big Shifts that Will Transform Planning, APA, and Your Work

Feng Shui for Planning Departments

The Further I Go, The Behinder I Get…

Planners Leading the Way

How Can Planners Help Implement and Institutionalize Resilience?


In It for the Long Haul


Administering Small Cell Facilities in Your Community

How Web GIS Changed the Modern Role of GIS in Today’s Planning Department


Bike Towns

DCRP – Connecting Campus to Campus

Dekalb Trail Network

The Singing River Trail: Planning for a Regional Greenway

South Huntsville Main Street

Walk This Way: Infrastructure Equality Through GIS


Student Poster Showcase

A hearty “Thank You” to each student for showcasing their hard work during the conference! We hope you all received some great feedback and that you finish this semester strong!

Join us on the Gulf Coast next Fall as Mississippi hosts APA-MS/AL 2020!



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Call for Nominations! The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association (AL-APA), through its Annual Awards Program, seeks to recognize the notable contributions and achievements of planning professionals, elected or lay persons, the media and our state planning students. Additionally, the chapter seeks to recognize outstanding planning programs, plans and projects prepared and implemented by   …Continue Reading

Our Sincerest Gratitude!

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Thank you to each of our sponsors! Your support means the world, and without you, this conference would not be possible. Thank you!