APAUT Planning Webcast Series (CM approved)


January 15 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Public Art Life Cycle Part 2: Maintenance to Mayhem

Sponsor | Urban Design & Preservation Division  

This second presentation in a two-part series will begin post-installation. We will look at best practices and federal and state laws pertaining to the maintenance and conservation of public art works. The presentation will focus on how communities and public art programs address issues of retaining, repairing, relocating, and removing public art. From current court cases challenging the application of the Visual Artists Rights Act to street art, to the heated debates raging over the removal of monuments, we will explore the hot topics challenging public art programs and making newspaper headlines. The presentation will last approximately one hour with at least 30 minutes for questions and answers.


January 22 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Harnessing the Power of Community Feedback with a Qualitative Methodology

Sponsor | Massachusetts Chapter

Integrating qualitative practices into planning work also can help support more inclusive planmaking and account for important and persistent inequities present in quantitative data by surfacing the rich, unique, and varied lived experiences of marginalized communities, who in addition to being undercounted in quantitative data, are often excluded from formal decision-making structures and institutions. Ineffective collection and analysis of community feedback can lead to biased conclusions and alienate community members. Adopting a qualitative methodology in your project can help you address these risks, improve your work, and nurture stronger relationships with stakeholders. In this session, the speakers will present an overview of a qualitative methodology for planning and share tools for developing a coherent and practical methodology to collect, analyze, and incorporate qualitative data into your projects. This session’s speakers will draw on their extensive experience with community-based qualitative practices, as well as their diverse personal and professional backgrounds, to share how they approach working with a qualitative methodology in their own work and the impact it has on their projects. Attendees will leave this session understanding how to incorporate a qualitative methodology into their work and projects.


January 29 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Resilience in Vulnerable Communities: When Climate Change Forces Relocation 

Sponsor | Housing & Community Development Division 

This two-part series will explore three situations of vulnerable communities adapting to and surviving the threats of climate change and urban development and present planning best practices. First, Sally Russell Cox with the State of Alaska will share her work with four communities and the reports she co-authored on a relocation framework and the unmet infrastructure needs of Alaska Native villages due to erosion, flooding, and permafrost thaw. Then, Pat Forbes with the State of Louisiana, will describe the Isle de Jean Charles project. This marsh island has lost 98% of its land due to sea level rise and coastal land loss, which is forcing the resettlement of the community that inhabited that land for generations. The speakers will demonstrate how citizen participation is critical to the relocation and cultural preservation and describe how interagency collaboration is critical to ensure housing affordability and infrastructure planning. This is the first of a two-part series looking at resilience in vulnerable communities. The second part will look at the Gullah-Geechee community and their resilience in the face of urban development encroachment.


February 12 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

The Shame of Chicago: The Color Tax Screening 

Sponsor | Housing & Community Development Division 

The APA Housing and Community Development Division is excited to host a screening of Episode III in the documentary series, the Shame of Chicago – The Color Tax. Premiering last year at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Color Tax tells the story of how a system of predatory home contract sales during the 1950s and 60s plundered enormous sums of wealth from the pockets of black families seeking homeownership. But unlike what happened in other cities, Chicago’s families fought back in one of city’s most heart-wrenching and perilous campaigns for racial and economic justice. Reverend William Barber, co-director of the National Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival writes, “The Color Tax paints with vivid clarity perhaps America’s most striking example of systemic racism.” After the screening there will be a moderated discussion around fair housing, exclusionary housing policies and the impacts on minority communities nationwide.


The Fine Print

Venue:   Online

  • January 15, 2021 - February 13, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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