National Poll Dispels Popular Assumptions About Improving Local Economies and Attracting New Residents: Join Virtual Briefing April 30th

The American Planning Association (APA) will release the findings of a national poll Wednesday, April 30, that shows Millennials and Baby Boomers want cities to focus less on subsidies to attract businesses and more on investing in new transportation options, walkable communities, shared economies, high-speed internet access and housing where they can live as they grow older.

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Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

The American Planning Association (APA) will release the findings of a national poll Wednesday, April 30, that shows Millennials and Baby Boomers want cities to focus less on subsidies to attract businesses and more on investing in new transportation options, walkable communities, shared economies, high-speed internet access and housing where they can live as they grow older.

WHAT:    New National Poll presented by the American Planning Association

WHEN:     9 – 10 A.M. EDT on Wednesday, April 30, 2012

MEDIA ACCESS: To participate in the virtual briefing, please register at: http://www.planning.org/policy/polls/.

For additional information or to arrange media interviews with the panelists, contact APA Public Affairs Coordinator Denny Johnson at 404.222.5302 or 404.222.5303 or djohnson(at)planning(dot)org.

WHO:

  •     Paul Farmer, FAICP, CEO of the American Planning Association
  •     William Anderson, FAICP, President of the American Planning Association
William Anderson is a Principal Vice President and the Director of Economics and Planning for US West AECOM.

  •     Rodney Harrell, Ph.D., AARP Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
Rodney Harrell serves as AARP's Senior Strategic Policy Advisor on housing and livable communities. @DrUrbanPolicy

  •     Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Tech
Ellen Dunham-Jones is an award-winning licensed architect and professor teaching contemporary architectural and urban design studios and theory. @DunhamJones

  •     Kevin Green, President and CEO, Midtown Alliance
Midtown Alliance is a non-profit membership organization and a coalition of leading business and community leaders committed to ensuring Midtown is a premiere destination for commerce, culture, education and living. @MidtownATL

To ask questions during the briefing, follow APA on Twitter @APA_Planning and use #APA14 or email publicinfo(at)planning(dot)org.

This briefing is being held in conjunction with APA’s 2014 National Planning Conference, which is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta April 25-30. For more information about conference, visit http://www.planning.org.

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning -- physical, economic and social -- so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Ill. For more information, visit http://www.planning.org.


Contact

  • Denny Johnson
    American Planning Association
    404-222-5302
    Email