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February 27, 2024 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advance Longmont Economic Summit

The annual Advance Longmont Economic Summit provides key economic and demographic insights at a local, regional, and state level. The program will include discussions on the state of industry in Longmont, economic and demographic trends, and Longmont’s regional strengths and opportunities. In addition, a keynote presentation, delivered by Liza Adams, will provide information on the transformative impacts of Artificial Intelligence on customer behaviors and business practices, including benefits across key industries and the importance of responsible integration.

Other speakers and panelists include:

Erin Fosdick, Longmont Economic Development Partnership

Phyllis Resnick, CSU Futures Center

Meredith Moon, Metro Denver EDC

Rich Werner, Upstate Colorado

Daniel Ryley, Metro Denver EDC

Danica Powell, Trestle Strategy Group

The audience for this summit is elected officials, business leaders, employees, economic development professionals, planners, and other community stakeholders.

CM | 3

Event #9285599

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February 28, 2024

Planner’s Day at the Capitol

Please join us for this year’s Planner’s Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 28th to learn more about the Bills that are moving through the Colorado Legislature. This year we plan to focus the day on meeting with legislators, some of whom are introducing important bills that APA Colorado will be tracking and will likely be taking a position on. Look for more details over the next few weeks.

CM | 2
Law | 1

Event #9285158

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March 1, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

March 8, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

March 8, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Emerging Practices for Local Approval of EV Charging Stations

How should planning and zoning issues be considered for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging? This session will discuss planning, zoning, and permitting for EV charging — the challenges and lessons learned. National building code organizations have dedicated considerable attention to developing model codes to provide local officials with the guidance needed to address health and safety concerns of the installation and operation of the charging equipment. However, local approval often goes beyond code review to include planning and zoning concerns for land use, parking, traffic, design, and aesthetics. These concerns cause reviews to get hung up with zoning staff, zoning boards, and commissions. Hear how these issues have been addressed by the Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC) Electric Vehicle Charging Working Group through their collaborative effort with RMI, IREC, electric vehicle service providers, and local planners. The group’s recently released report, Planning and Zoning Guidance for Electric Vehicle Charger Deployment, is available online.

How do these solutions work in practice? Hear about the EV Smart pilot program and Distributed Energy Resource Permit Accelerator Pilot- two programs that support local jurisdictions in setting and achieving equitable EV-readiness goals. See how cities and counties in Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota are working to streamline their permitting and inspection processes, improve regulatory practices and their broader efforts to attract EVs and the charging stations necessary to support them.

CM | 1.5
SR | 1.5

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March 15, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Generative AI Strategies

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), ranging from large language models to image generation, possesses a wide range of civic applications that can expand the capacity of planners and their organizations. Many local governments are exploring applications of generative AI in governance including applications such as ChatBots, plan evaluation, memo drafting, automation administrative tasks, synthesizing public feedback, and enhancing data analysis methods. These applications create new tools for practitioners to use to improve quality of work and speed of delivery for governments of all shapes and sizes. This session, hosted by the APA's Technology Division and Land of Sky Regional Council's COGWorks Program, focuses on how municipal planning departments can utilize language models and similar technologies to enhance staff capacity. This session will discuss the risks and benefits of this technology, emerging applications, and provide a brief tutorial on how to apply the technology in a planning context. While this technology cannot replace staff members, it is a tool that may enable practitioners, particularly in small rural municipalities, to better serve their communities.

CM | 1.5

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March 15, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

March 16, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

AICP Prep Worksho

The PDC offers two prep workshops to help planners prepare for the May and November exams. Upon registering, you will receive the Zoom meeting information. Thank you!

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March 22, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

March 22, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trails as Resilient Infrastructure Webcast

March 28, 2024

Colorado Transportation Symposium

We’re back for the 20th Annual Transportation Symposium Thursday, March 28, 2024! We’re returning to the Sheraton Denver Downtown, but to a larger space in the Plaza Building. To learn about innovative and equitable approaches in transportation design, planning, technology, and infrastructure in these ever-changing times, while also networking with over 600 of the industry’s leaders.

Sponsorship and registration is open now!

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March 29, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

April 2-5, 2024

In The Game

We invite you to participate in our four-day interactive IN THE GAME experience happening April 2-5 in Durango. The first half is a deep dine into problem solving for communities, and the second half will feature cutting edge ideas around what is coming next for downtowns and our state. This unique event gets participants out of their seats and into the host community, exploring the places and projects that vibrant downtowns love to see.

Downtown Colorado, Inc.'s (DCI's) IN THE GAME Vibrant Downtown Event provides valuable educational opportunities and peer-to-peer exchange for the leaders of Colorado's communities who are responsible for economic and community development. The event annually features nationally recognized keynotes and Colorado-based speakers with the shared goal of inspiring participants to action. 

DCI’s highly successful Dine Around Sessions, that get participants out of their seats and showcasing Downtown Durango, and Challenge Workshops, that allow community champions to share insights to solve challenges together, will be once again be part of the program. IN THE GAME Durango will also feature some cutting edge ideas around what is coming next for downtowns and our state.  

Stay tuned to DCI’s website and newsletters for details on speakers, lunches, tours, Challenge Studio topics, and all things IN THE GAME!

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April 5, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

April 19, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

May 1, 2024 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MGT-474 Mitigating Hazards With Land-Use Planning Training

The Colorado Resiliency Office is excited to invite you to this one-day (or 8-hour) in-person course provided by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC). The FEMA certified course aims to improve hazard mitigation through the implementation of land-use planning tools. It provides training on the integration of hazard mitigation and land-use planning efforts and on choosing land-use tools that address different natural hazard challenges. The course will include both community-scale land-use planning tools, like comprehensive plans and hazard mitigation plans, as well as site-scale tools like setback requirements and transfer of development rights (TDR) programs.

As a management-level course, this training is intended to provide participants with a working knowledge of land-use planning tools that can mitigate the impacts of natural hazards and help local governments to protect community assets. Eligible for continuing education credits: American Planning Association (6.5 CM), International Association for Continuing Education and Training (0.6 CEU).

Register today - Seats are limited! This is an in-person training. Attendance is FREE! (Use registration code: 71206)

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May 3, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Legislative Meeting

Please join us in preparing for the 2024 legislative session. This year’s legislative session promises to be interesting and full of work for the Legislative Committee to ensure APA Colorado’s interests and priorities are represented. We will be meeting every other Friday from 12 – 1 pm throughout the session (with a couple of pre-session meetings to get us kicked off). Please join us to discuss our initial thoughts on Legislative Priorities, Planners Day at the Capitol, and some potential committee assignments.

Meeting info for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ihj-vpyi-zdq
or
https://tel.meet/ihj-vpyi-zdq?pin=1658413535865
Pin:1658413535865
Phone call in: +1 954-637-3664
Region Code:US
Pin:588634540

July 12, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

GIS Automation for Planners: Model Builder Webcast

Automating software workflows enables planners to conduct analysis to inform decision making accurately and efficiently, opening up more time to engage with results. In this webcast, planners will be introduced to the capabilities of ArcGIS Pro's Model Builder, with a focus on its components and advanced features like iterators and model-specific functions. The session will provide practical tips for creating efficient, modular workflows alongside guidance on developing parameterized tools from models, and considering aspects like workspaces and documentation. Additionally, we'll discuss the limitations of Model Builder in handling highly complex workflows. This session is tailored for planners looking to integrate GIS automation into their work, offering practical insights for effective application to common planning tasks.

CM | 1.5

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September 9-11, 2024

7th International Conference on Women and Gender in Transportation

Convened by TRB, the 7th International Conference on Women and Gender in Transportation (WGiT) will be held September 9-11, 2024 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. The conference theme is Progress and Possibilities: Bridging Perspectives. It highlights how far recognition of gendered issues in transport have come, while also noting the important work ahead to bridge inequities.

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October 2 to 4, 2024

2024 Colorado Planning Conference

Save the date and stay tuned for more information coming soon!