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Understanding the Trends from the APA Conference

Like many others at the APA conference in Los Angeles I learned a lot. After last year’s APA national conference Kristen Carney @cubitplanning, Brittany Kubinski @b_kubinski and I @evanscowley analyzed the tweets for the conference. Brittany and I decided to do the same this year and compare what trends have continued and what new trends have emerged. The attendees … Continue reading

There’s An App for That

At the APA National Conference in LA I gave a presentation on mobile apps for planning, slides available. As a quick summary here are three mobile apps that are being used by planners. CycleTracks: Back in 2010, planners in San Francisco wanted to study bicycle users. CycleTracks is an app that uses GPS to record … Continue reading

Pin, Post, Push to Promote Planning

Last fall, APA President Mitch Silver asked me to serve as an advisor helping him understand how he as APA president and the APA organization could expand the use of social media. I later sent Mitch a tweet with an idea to have a class develop strategies. Sixteen undergraduates at Ohio State University took on … Continue reading

LOLCATS for City Planners

Next week planners from across the country will be gathering for the National American Planning Association Conference in Los Angeles. I’ll be participating in several sessions, including APA’s Fast, Funny, and Passionate session, which is designed to entertain and educate. My pecha kucha is called “Pin, Post, and Push to Promote Planning.” The purpose is … Continue reading

LOLCAT on the Main Street Bridge in Columbus

LOLCAT on the Main Street Bridge in Columbus

Cat lounging on the pedestrian deck on the new Main Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio.

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Woodstock Vermont – Americas Great Place

Woodstock Vermont – Americas Great Place, a gallery on Flickr. A great Vermont town that is one of a kind. Take a look