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APA Texas Chapter Purchases CM Training Materials Available for Loan to Sections

To aid AICP members in obtaining required CM training, the APA Texas Chapter is acquiring audio-video training materials on CDs, published by APA and AICP, which are available for loan to Sections of the Texas Chapter to conduct local training sessions. AICP members who participate in local training sessions using the CDs may log their CM credits under the training registered by APA and AICP on the online CM log. For Sections wanting to borrow a CD package for conducting a local training session, the Section Director or Section Professional Development Officer should contact the APA Texas Chapter Professional Development Officer Marc Kurbansade  at Section will be responsible for cost of shipping and return of the CD. The following CD training packages are currently available:

Writing Better Staff Reports (1.25 CM Credits)
Improve your staff reports with advice from the experts. See examples from various communities.

Design Standards that Shape Urban Form ( 1.25 CM Credits)
Explore the design paradigms that have formed the tools of planning and how these approaches have been rethought over time.

Mechanics of Code Writing (2.0 CM Credits)
Veteran or novice, you'll explore the fundamentals of code writing.

Complete Streets (1.5 CM C Credits)
Make room for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users on your auto-oriented roads.

Design Guidelines for Small Towns and Rural Communities (1.25 CM Credits)
Preserve character while encouraging commercial and residential growth in small towns and rural communities.

Zoning for Transit-Oriented Development (1.5 CM Credits)
Transit-oriented design results from deliberate planning and code provisions drafted to produce a mix of uses in close proximity to transit.

2007 Planning Law Review (1.5 CM Credits)
Hear case law and legislative actions from 2007 that affect your work as a planner.

2008 Planning Law Review ( 1.5 CM Credits)
Hear case law and legislative actions from 2008 that affect your work as a planner.

Improving the Development Review Process (1.25 CM Credits)
Learn practical tips and guidelines for improving the development review process.

Preparing a Downtown Revitalization Plan (1.25 CM Credits)
Learn how to revitalize your small town downtown through the combination of physical improvements that enhance the historic setting and a targeted marketing effort to recruit new businesses.

Design Graphics for Planning ( 1.5 CM Credits)
Hear an expert discussion of how to use accurate, clear, and well-designed graphics to communicate planning concepts to the public and other non-planners.

Development Finance and Pro Formas (1.5 CM Credits)
Experts discuss what planners need to know about development finance and pro formas.

Planning Ethics for Planning Commissioners (not for CM Credit, but good for PC training)
Educate commissioners regarding ethical responsibilities with two sessions from APA National Planning Conferences: Ethics and Planning Decision Making and Planning Commissioner Ethics.