The following is a brief list of resources for practicing planners and those who are interested in entering the profession.
APA CD’s for AICP Credit
VPA owns copies of a number of CD’s that can be used to acquire CM Credits for AICP certification. These CD’s are available for loan to members via the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.
- 2012 Planning Law Review
- 2011 Planning Law Review
- 2010 Planning Law Review
- 2009 Planning Law Review
- 2008 Planning Law Review
- 2007 Planning Law Review
- Jam Golf Decision Meeting: Attorneys Panel (March 20, 2009), 4 copies
- Jam Golf Decision Meeting: Planners and Natural Resource Professionals Panel (March 20, 2009), 4 copies
- Green Community Planning (Oct 4, 2006)
- Maintaining Neighborhood Character (March 14, 2007)
- Design Guidelines for Small Towns and Rural Communities (AICP training)
- Context Sensitive Street Design (Oct. 1, 2003)
- Community-Based Brownfields Redevelopment (May 21, 2008)
- Renewable Local Energy (Oct. 8, 2008)
- Designing for Water Conservation (March 18, 2009)
- Improving the Development Review Process (2006)
- Mastering Density (Feb. 13, 2008)
- LEED for Neighborhoods (Oct. 3, 2007)
- Ethics in Planning (2008)
If you are interested in borrowing any of these CDs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VPA List Serv
The Vermont Planners Association offers our members a the opportunity to communicate on-line via our own list serv. The VPA List Serv acts as a forum for planners to discuss issues, ideas and concerns related to the work that we do, as well as providing a location to post planning related announcements. VPA members can join or access the list serv. https://www.vermontplanners.org/about-us/join-vpa/
American Planning Association
APA is a nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, advance the art and science of planning to meet the needs of people and society.
http://www.planning.org/ – Open in New Window
Canadian Institute of Planners
Representing a membership of approximately 7000 planning professionals across Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) has been dedicated to the advancement of responsible planning since 1919.
http://www.cip-icu.ca/web/la/en/default.asp – Open in New Window
Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more.
http://www.planetizen.com/ – Open in New Window
NNECAPA is one of 48 Chapters and 18 Divisions within the American Planning Association (APA), and serves members in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
http://www.nnecapa.org/ – Open in New Window
MIT Open Course in Urban Studies and Planning
The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) is a department within the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. It is comprised of four specialization areas (also referred to as Program Groups): City Design and Development; Environmental Policy and Planning; Housing, Community and Economic Development; and the International Development Group. There are also three cross-cutting areas of study: Transportation Planning and Policy, Urban Information Systems (UIS) and Regional Planning.
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Urban-Studies-and-Planning/index.htm – Open in New Window