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Hurricane Harvey Updates

Post-Harvey, we are reeling from the destruction and devastation caused by the hurricane winds and flooding, dealing with what has personally affected those in the storm's path, and wondering what we can do to help. Southmost, Houston, Central, and East Texas sections all had communities severely impacted by the storm. Texas members and chapters from all over the country have already been contacting us asking what they can do to help--this is the APA family.

A letter from APATX Chapter President Kim Mickelson
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Conference Hotel Update

The Embassy Suites Hotel, the official conference hotel, is almost full. Overflow hotel rooms with a special conference rate has been arranged at the new Drury Inn & Suites Dallas Frisco, located across the street from the Frisco Convention Center. 

Conference Hotel Information

Online Conference Registration Continues

Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017

One month remains for online registration. Full Conference Registration includes:
• Access to over 60 break-out sessions and 8 short course sessions for appointed and elected officials;
• Morning plenary session with Mayors of Frisco, Plano, and Garland;
• Morning Keynote speaker session with Gabe Klein;
• Awards luncheon (lunch included with conference registration);
• Two networking social events, including the big event at Top Golf;

View the APATX17 Conference at a Glance for the Preliminary Program or visit www.APATX17.com to register.

APATX17 Mobile Workshops: Limited Seats Remain

With one workshop sold out, the remaining four tours have limited seats remaining. See Klyde Warren Park, ULI’s 2014 Urban Open Space Award on the Activating Dallas Open Spaces Tour or Plano’s new $3 billion Legacy West development with the Toyota North American Headquarters on the Plano Legacy Development Tour. Don’t miss these great planning stories!
• Frisco's $5 Billion Mile/Cowboys The Star (SOLD OUT)
Dallas Intown Neighborhoods - From Edgy to Cosmopolitan
Success with Form-Based Codes in Suburban Rowlett
Activating Dallas Open Spaces
Plano Legacy Development - From Suburban to High-rise

APATX17 Mobile Workshop Descriptions and Registration

85th Texas Legislature Infographic Recap

APATX members were instrumental during the 85th Texas Legislature and we have prepared an infographic that recaps the regular and special sessions. A big thank you to the Texas Municipal League and Focused Advocacy for their assistance!

View the Infographic

Call for Artists: Planners as Artists Exhibition

Deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Calling all artists! The theme for APATX17 is “The Art of Planning: Uniting Diverse Perspectives.” We will showcase “The Art of Planning” at the conference during the third annual Planners as Artists Exhibition!  There will be a location adjacent to the main exhibit hall for this exhibit. We hope to generate greater attention to and interaction with the Exhibition through the use of the APATX17 website and social media.  Join us as we embark on this artistic endeavor!
Individuals interested in contributing art should visit www.txplanning.org/art to learn more about the submittal process

John Clary Scholarship – Applications Due Sept 18

The John Clary Scholarships are offered to promote ethical planning, to encourage continuing education for planners, and to honor the memory of John Clary.  Two scholarships are available for eligible Texas planners to attend the 2017 Texas Chapter Conference, which will be held November 1-3, 2017 in Frisco, Texas.  The scholarships will support the payment of conference fees (registration and mobile workshops) and related travel expenses. Learn More

National Community Planning Month Preparations

October is National Community Planning Month, when APA celebrates the role of planning in creating the places we love. To help planners spread the word about the value of planning to elected officials, media, and most importantly, the public, APA has created a celebration toolkit.

Thank You APATX17 Sponsors!

Our sponsor and exhibitor forms are available online. We also have a new twist to the Exhibit Hall that you’ll want to read

Sponsorship Commitments (as of 9/1/17)

Annual Sponsors: City of Dallas, City of Plano, City of Garland, City of Frisco, Freese and Nichols, Texas Masonry Council, Walter P. Moore, Stantec

Special Events Sponsors: The City of The Colony, Jackson Walker, Kendig Keast Collaborative

Receptions Sponsors: City of Richardson, Ch2m, Pacheco Koch, Mycoskie + Mcinnis + Associates (MMA), Gateway Planning, Michael Baker International, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Breaks Sponsors: Livable Plans, MasterPlan Texas

Workshop Sponsors: Fregonese & Associates, Greater Dallas Planning Council, Strategic Community Solutions

Friends of APA Sponsors: Design Workshop, Bagley & Associates, CoPLAN LLC