The CDPA Resource Library is intended to assist our members in furthering their professional development. AICP continuing education credits are available and indicated below. In addition, the training packages may qualify for local planning and zoning board officials training (please check with your local community to ensure credits can be applied).
Chapter sections have been building a catalogue of CM training CD-ROMs. Sections are making these resources available to chapter members. For more information on available training courses and how to request them, please see the following information.
*Please note only one CD-Rom training package per person at one time.
Please fax, email or mail request form to the following:
CDPA Resource Library
c/o Capital District Regional Planning Commission
One Park Place, Suite 102
Albany, NY 12205
Please return materials within two weeks of receipt to the address above.
If you have any questions, please contact Douglas Melnick at firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Reinhart at Donna@cdrpc.org. A listing of resources available can be found at the CDPA website at www.cdpaplanning.org
Borrowers are responsible for the cost of replacing materials not returned to the library.
Western NY Section
To request titles from the Western NY library, visit http://wnyapa.com/library.aspx
1 – Industrial Lands Debate: Protect or Reuse
In cities where the land is scarce, commercial developers are eager to use lower cost industrial lands for residential and commercial uses. Some economic developers say this could threaten a city’s economic health. Others say that urban economies can grow with less industrial land. How can planners reconcile these opinions? CM: 1.25
2 – Ethics in Planning
Hear the AICP Ethics Officer, Executive Director and CEO Paul Farmer, FAICP, and two other panelists discuss issues surrounding ethical behavior in planning practice. Panelists discuss ethics scenarios as encountered on the job. This session is eligible for CM Ethics Credit. CM: 1.5
3 – 2008 Planning Law Review
In 2007 and 2008, state and federal courts across the country handed down hundreds of decisions affecting the practice of planning and land use law. This program highlights some of the more important decisions and explains their significance.
4 – Project Management
Learn the five-phased process for managing projects, from initiating to closing. Learn about the scope of projects, stakeholders, estimating costs and effort, and evaluating risk. Learn to set up systems to manage, track, and archive projects. Gain insight into governmental and private sector project management. CM: 1.5
5 - Monetizing Sustainability
Explore how incentives are created for sustainability. Who creates them? To whom are they given? At what level do they work best? And, what has been most effective over time? CM: 1.5
Once you receive the CD-ROM, you will have 7 days to return it so that other member requests can be serviced.
To get your credits, log into “My APA” at www.planning.org/cm and search by provider (APA – Chicago, IL). Make sure you go to the DISTANCE LEARNING tab (not past or upcoming events).