APA-WI 2023 Conference - Growing From The Ground Up See you at the conference!
Visit the 2023 Annual Conference webpage for more information.
The 2023 APA-Wisconsin Conference is sold out! We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
The EventBrite site remains open to register for Wednesday Workshops ($25) and a few spaces left on the tours (free).
If you didn't sign up for the awards reception, and plan to attend please sign up so we know how many people to expect.
View the Conference Agenda.
View the Conference Presentation Descriptions.
You can save money and reduce the environmental impact of your trip to Milwaukee by carpooling with another conference attendee!
Find carpool options here.
How it works: Enter your starting location and click “Let’s Go” to see carpool matches. If there are no matches from your location, click “Start a Carpool” so that others from your area can find you. You will need to create an account to start a carpool or message another user.
Note: The carpool community for the APA-Wisconsin Conference is private and can only be accessed through the link provided.
This opportunity is brought to in collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Greater Madison MPO, and SEWRPC, who work together to offer trip planning and ride matching services statewide.
- Madison area: RoundTrip Greater Madison
- Southeastern Wisconsin: CommuteWISE (includes Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Milwaukee, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha Counties)
- All other areas in Wisconsin: Rideshare Etc.
Westin, Downtown Milwaukee
Climate impacts, demographic shifts, impeding infrastructure and transportation changes, racial disparities, housing demands, reckless driving, redevelopment needs, and municipal finance sustainability are among the many wicked problems facing planners today.
This year’s conference will feature sessions focused on strategies for public, private, and non-profit partners to address these problems from the ground up—in search of long-term, future focused solutions—through holistic and collaborative reasoning, by utilizing new technology, leveraging diversity and inclusion, and adapting to new ways to engage our communities.
Book your hotel room at special conference rates!
Room blocks for the 2023 APA Wisconsin Conference are now available! Conference attendees have the option to stay at either The Westin or The Marriott. Rooms must be booked by September 6, 2023. Click the links below to make your reservation today:
If the Westin and Marriott are all booked - please check out one of the other nearby hotels.
Highlighting the great work planners do in Wisconsin APA-WI Videography Series
APA-WI is excited to share the third in a series of statewide video interviews highlighting the great work of planners across the state to elevate our profession and provide you with useful information about the impact planners make in Wisconsin. New videos will likely be released once per month. We believe this content will offer you an efficient way to learn from and connect with APA’s great people.
This month we feature Ned Noel, AICP, Planning Manager, for the City of Eau Claire.
Ned has been a city planner for over 20 years and leads the City’s Planning Division. He specializes in sustainable development and has led on several innovative APA-WI awarded planning documents, including the Renewable Energy Action Plan and Health Chapter. He currently leads the Century Code zoning reform project, long term and neighborhood planning, landmark preservation, and participatory budgeting. He serves on the Wisconsin Local Government Climate Coalition board and graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degree in geography and urban planning.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Jason Gilman, APA-WI President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APA Wisconsin Webinar 2022 Case Law Update Overview Webinar
Planning law is constantly changing. This program reviews recent court decisions from 2022 affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin.
This webinar qualifies for the 1 CM Law credit.
Design Thinking In Planning Your feedback is needed!
The American Planning Association hosted an APA Learn Course titled APA Design Thinking Series during the first half of 2022. The course was designed as a series of workshops for participants to gain an immersive learning experience with opportunities to collaborate virtually with other peers across the country.
Design thinking can be applied as a planning method towards addressing systemic issues in our communities. In the course, the presenters focused on how expressing innovation, through design thinking, and strategies can respond to post-pandemic impacts that translated into actionable steps and creative responses to mitigate negative effects and to capitalize on opportunities that it presents.
APA would like your feedback to see if you would be interested in participating in future discussions and assisting in the development of an APA Interest Group dedicated to Design Thinking In Panning.
Click the link below to take a brief survey.
New Virtual Opportunities! Planning Webcast Series
A new webinar schedule is out now!
Check out upcoming virtual learning experiences to help you grow within the planning industry while also giving you the opportunity to earn AICP CM credits!
Study with Us! AICP Exam Prep Slack Workspace
APA Wisconsin now has a Slack Workspace devoted to helping you be successful on your Journey to AICP Certification. Hosted by Liz Callin, the chapter Professional Development Officer, members can join the discussion to view and share study tips, ask questions, and collaborate with other members to form study groups and more. Participation is completely free--come and go as you please. We look forward to seeing you on Slack!