City of Manhattan staff are preparing an application to form a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition through the APA's Planning and Community Health Center grant. the coalition would function in a similar fashion to AHA! Manhattan, where AHA! serves as the community group alongside the more formal Arts and Humanities Advisory Board. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee does not have this counterpart organization. Our department will sign on as a coalition member in support of the application. Please contact Wyatt Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are an APA member and have an interest in providing leadership for the coalition.
Dr. Clyde Mitchell-Weaver, Mount Lebanon, PA, , MRCP '72, passed away on June 17, 2015. Professor Emeritus Al Keithley shared the following additional information: In addition to his MRCP degree, Dr. Weaver held a doctorate from UCLA and faculty positions at the University of British Columbia and the University of Pittsburgh. He was the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships and other awards. In addition, he was an economic development consultant for several international governments and traveled extensively. Per Clyde's wishes there will be no visitation, and burial will take place in Southern France.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Book of abstracts is now posted here.
The annual call for ASLA committee service is open. Help shape the Society's programs and services by volunteering to serve on an ASLA committee. Click here to view a list of the committee's and their charges. ASLA committees vary on focus and time commitment; meetings are hosted via conference call. Professional commitment and the desire to contribute through ASLA committee service are all that is required. Please fill out the online committee appointment form to apply. Deadline is midnight, July 10, 2015.
Help celebrate great planning in Kansas by nominating an outstanding planning effort. More information about awards and how to participate in the awards committee can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 5 pm on July 22.