Western Planner News
Beginning in January 2017, interesting, relevant and informative articles related to Planning in the West will be available online for free. In fact, the WP website is now entirely reformatted for this purpose – check it out at www.westernplanner.org. The website will be funded through sponsorships. Depending on the sponsorship level, certain benefits are offered. When I, for example, donate $100 per year, I become a “Friend of Western Planner.” If I had a business, I would be entitled to two advertisements and recognition on the website for six months. Please note that the donation is tax deductible.
Starting January 2017, the Journal will no longer be printed or electronically published as a periodical. Instead, articles will be accessible to anyone online on our new website. New articles will be sent out several times a month. The articles will continue to be peer-reviewed and authors can receive AICP credits for publication.
It has been over a year since the Western Planner rolled out the digital version of the Journal. Results have been mixed. I could really get bogged down writing about our tight financial condition, but I would rather tell you how we are changing the world - at least the Western Planner world! The Western Planner Journal is going totally digital beginning in 2017.
State Planning News
Join APA Colorado in Keystone, Colorado for the 2018 APA Colorado State Conference as attendees work towards "Defining the Keystone of Planning." Planning for this annual event has just begun so check http://www.apacolorado.org/2018-conference for updates.
WYOPASS's spring conference will be held in Riverton on May 10 & 11.
The American Planning Association Alaska Chapter presented several awards at its conference in November 2017. Congratulations to the winners!
The 2017 APA Arizona Conference is now behind us and we want to extend a warm thank you to our 328 attendees and 24 sponsors!
The 2016 APA Colorado State Conference will be held in downtown Colorado Springs beginning September 28, 2016.
Last year Colorado Senate Bill 15-008 became a law concerning the promotion of water conservation in the land use planning process.