APA RI is one of 47 chapters and 20 divisions of the American Planning Association. We are a non-profit public interest and research organization dedicated to urban, suburban, regional and rural planning. With over 150 members, APA RI is made up of planners at all government levels, private consultants, local planning board members, landscape architects, environmental scientists, lawyers, engineers, professors, students and other professionals dedicated to sound planning principles.
Our mission statement is to "positively shape the planning profession by providing a forum for the understanding and application of sound planning principles within the State of Rhode Island and to provide leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating and recognizing excellence in community planning." We do this through advocacy, networking, outreach and professional development.
The Statewide Planning Program, in partnership with the Resource Recovery Corporation (RRC) and DEM, is in the process of updating the State's Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). RIAPA would like to offer its members the chance to tour the RRC facilities and landfill in Johnston, hear a presentation on the history and trends of solid waste in Rhode Island and the region, and have a discussion on how to shape a sustainable solid waste system for the future that balances recycling, composting, and other diversion strategies with costs to municipalities and other market concerns. We would like to have as many people attend as possible. Please take a few minutes to click on the link below and fill out a survey - this should take only 3-4 minutes. Thank you! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/27P8C5F (please copy and paste the link into your browser)