Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association


Planning Humor

Posted on July 25th, by Katie Bannon in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Even the most enthusiastic planners have days when they feel discouraged. How about using humor to cope? Below are some recommendations for planning-related humor.


Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation has some of the funniest TV moments for …

2017 Hoosier Planning Awards

Posted on January 5th, by Josh Desmond in APA Indiana, Awards, Conference, Uncategorized. No Comments

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Hoosier Planning Awards as well as the Indiana Planning Sagamore award. Go to the Awards page for further information about the program and nomination materials. Nominations must be submitted by January 13, 2017, …

Housing Trends Infographic

Posted on October 26th, by Jill Ewing in Uncategorized. No Comments


Public Participation in Action

Posted on October 26th, by Jill Ewing in Uncategorized. No Comments

By Lisa M. Dunaway, AICP, LEED®AP

This academic year is the start of my seventh year as an instructor of Urban Planning at Ball State University, in Muncie, Ind. Before that, I was a practitioner of landscape architecture and urban …

Celebrate National Community Planning Month in October!

Posted on September 9th, by Nate Nickel in Uncategorized. No Comments

The achievements of planning are celebrated in October with National Community Planning Month.

The 2016 theme is Civic Engagement. This year’s theme underscores the necessity of engaging the public, elected officials, and key leaders in discussions that shape the future …

The Real Cost of Affordability

Posted on May 18th, by Jill Ewing in Uncategorized. No Comments

By Kathryn L. Wertz

You’ve probably seen it numerous times before, Indianapolis featured as one of the nation’s most “affordable” cities in a national publication and ranking. Just last year, Forbes ranked Indianapolis the 9th most affordable city and Bloomberg …

Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places – Recognition Program Reviewer Application (Volunteer Today!)

Posted on March 30th, by Jill Ewing in Uncategorized. No Comments

In 2010, APA Past President Bruce Knight announced the establishment of the American Planning Association’s Sustaining Places Initiative. In his announcement, Knight stated that the Sustaining Places Initiative will examine “how places can be sustained and how places themselves sustain …

Why I Became a Planner Blog Series – Bob Grewe, AICP

Posted on March 30th, by Nate Nickel in Uncategorized, Why I Became a Planner. No Comments

By Nate Nickel

I graduated from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in December 1985.  Successfully completing my coursework required all of my focus, leaving little time to consider career opportunities following graduation.

In January 1986, I …

Planning for Future City Services in Columbus

Posted on October 24th, by Nate Nickel in Uncategorized. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

The City of Columbus is currently working on a Strategic Growth Study that identifies sites within Columbus’ two-mile planning jurisdiction that have future development potential based on the level of municipal infrastructure and service provision.  Land availability …

Hoppin’ Neighborhoods: 1.5CM approved

Posted on August 20th, by Aletha Dunston, AICP in APA Indiana, Central Region Event, CM credits, Uncategorized. No Comments

HOPPIN’ NEIGHBORHOODS: Craft Breweries as a Revitalization Tool

The Central Region of APA-IN hosted a brewery tour in downtown Indianapolis June 21st. The group, a sampling of planners from cities around the central region, gathered in the morning at the …