21st Century Challenges &Emerging TrendsGraying and browning of Changing politicalAmerica landscapeRise of the single person Antiquated zoning codeshouseholds Shrinking tax base for localTraditional family is governmentschanging Availability of waterAging infrastructure Obesity and public healthUrban sprawl, aging Jobs and the economysuburbs/retrofitting suburbs GlobalizationClimate change
1. We are guardians of the future!2. We protect the public interest.3. We shall have special concern for the long-term consequences of present actions. (AICP Code of Ethics)4. Planners have a purpose. Our communities need us!5. If you add value you must show that show yourself valuable.
The Strategic PlanAPA’s Development PlanImplementation
Goal 1 – Innovation, creativityand problem solving; advocatefor the value of planning.
2011 Great Neighborhood:College Hill, Providence, RhodeIsland
2011 Great Streets: Market Street andMarket Square, Portsmouth, NewHampshire
2011 Great Streets: Main Street,Nantucket, Massachusetts
2011 Great Streets:Downtown WoodstockStreetscape, Woodstock,Vermont
Goal 2 – Lead America’scommunities toward amore just andsustainable future.