Lending Library

The APA RI Lending Library offers the following CDs to APA RI members to earn certification maintenance credits. These CDs are available for loan from the Lending Library for a 3-week period. CDs not returned within 4 weeks will be assessed an over-due charge of $10 per week or portion thereof. CDs not returned within 6 weeks of the due date will be charged the replacement cost of the CD. Contact Nicole Bourassa, AICP our lending library manager to borrow from the collection.

Contact Nicole Bourassa, AICP, our lending library manager.

Listed below are the programs available through the lending library:

Smart Growth Street Design

This session is from APA’s 2005 National Planning Conference. The CD-ROM presentation includes an audio recording synchronized with the panelists’ PowerPoint presentations. The panel includes:

  • James Daisa, Kimley-Horn and Associates; San Ramon, CA
  • Joseph Knott, AICP, City of Palo Alto, CA
  • Paul Zykofsky, AICP, Local Government Commission, Sacramento, CA

Slower streets improve livability and can be designed to meet traffic engineering requirements and improve safety. Learn about changing standards in implementing street design using smart growth in street design. 1.25 CM Credits


Development Finance and Pro Formas

The CD-ROM includes an audio recording synchronized with the panelists’ PowerPoint presentations. The panel includes:

  • Donald E. Hunter, President, Hunter Interests Inc.; Annapolis, MD
  • Stephen B. Friedman, AICP, President, SB Friedman & Co.; Chicago, IL
  • Raymond Garfield, Principal, Garfield Traub Development LLC; Dallas, TX
  • Gary Blakely, Director, Financial Services, US Equities Realty; Chicago, IL

Moderator is Stuart Meck of the American Planning Association.

Development finance is one of the most overlooked skill sets needed for planning. Learn about the role of the market analysis and its benefits and pitfalls. Review the sources of financing a project and explore return on investment and how it is calculated. Panelists present a sample pro forma and discuss what to look for when reviewing pro formas. 1.5 CM Credit


The Economics of Density

This session is from APA’s 2005 National Planning Conference. The presentation includes an audio recording synchronized with the panelists’ PowerPoint presentations. The panel includes:

  • L. Carson Bise II, AICP, TischlerBise; Bethesda, MD
  • Robert Brosnan, County of Arlington; Arlington, VA
  • Patrick Kennedy, Panoramic Interest; Berkeley, CA

Moderator is William R. Anderson, AICP, Economics Research Associates; San Diego, CA.

Using moderator-led discussion of lessons learned in practice, an economist, planning director, developer, and financial consultant discuss what works and what doesn’t in implementing dense development. What residents, retailers, and employers like density? Does density drive land value? Is adding density a good strategy for increasing the supply of affordable housing? How do investors approach density’s risk/reward calculation? How can density pay for public facilities? Are there measurable environmental benefits to density? What incentives for density work? 1.25 CM Credits


Suburban Placemaking

The CD-ROM presentation includes an audio recording synchronized with the panelists’ PowerPoint presentations. The panel includes:

  • Joyce G. Braverman, Director of Planning, City of Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Ann Forsyth, Director, Design Center for the American Urban Landscape
  • Amelia C. Sondgeroth, AICP, Planning Director, City of Georgetown, Texas
  • Michael Davidson, Research Associate, APA

Moderator: Stuart Meck, FAICP, Senior Research Fellow, APA

Many suburbs have been criticized as non-places. Some older suburbs have turned to town centers and redeveloped corridors as essential catalysts to place making. Communities use tools such as urban design and marketing strategies to help attract and retain residents and businesses. Learn about exciting possibilities for suburban turnaround. 1 CM Credit


Meeting the Sign Regulation Challenge

The CD-ROM presentation includes an audio recording synchronized with the panelists’ PowerPoint presentations. The panel includes:

Issues in Sign Regulation

  • Eric Damian Kelly, FAICP, Ball State University

Context-Sensitive Signs

  • Leslie Bethel, Clarion Associates
  • Mary Morris, American Planning Association
  • Randal Morrison, Attorney and Land Consultant on Sign Regulation
  • Mark Young, Principal Planner, Flagstaff, Arizona

Two programs explore how to create effective and defensible sign regulations. Keep your community beautiful and safe from legal challenges to your sign ordinance. 2.25 CM Credits

Issues in Sign Regulation: Eric Damian Kelly, FAICP, explores one of the most contentious issues in planning. Bring your knowledge up to date, examine new legal challenges, and learn to make your community’s sign program legally defensible.

Context-Sensitive Signs: Speakers explain how to make signs an urban design asset and an economic development tool. Learn the legal requirements of constitutionally sound sign ordinances and examine case studies of signs that blend visually with other aspects of design.


Public Anger and Community Decision Making 

Has local government failed to treat citizens well in the decision-making process? Learn how to change attitudes, deal with challenges fairly and improve processes and outcomes. 1.0 CM Credit


Form-Based Zoning 

In many US cities, zoning codes can hinder the proven urban patterns that once were commonplace in neighborhoods and towns. Conventional zoning codes may result in a brutal, placeless landscape. See case studies of development where conventional codes have been replaced. 1.25 CM Credits


Green Infrastructure

More and more communities recognize how parks, greenways and open spaces contribute to environmental health and good planning. Find out how some cities are combining existing resources and new investments to sustain and enhance their environments. 1.0 CM Credit


Green Community Planning

A green community is much more than a green roof or open space plan. Find out how to increase the energy efficiency of your community, create green affordable housing, and learn how to use indicators to benchmark your green performance. Experts provide international and domestic case studies, explain how you can start planning for a sustainable community, and discuss fiscal implications and funding sources for greening your community. 1.5 CM Credits


Access Management DVD Collection

The Access Management DVD collection includes sessions from the 7th National Access Management Conference (August 2006) and video presentations of “Safe Access is Good for Business” and “Benefits of Raised Medians”. Also included are a number of technical reports and sessions of prior Access Management Conferences.


Economic Development for Small Towns

Hear how communities around the country have built solid economic foundations and learn how your community can find innovative ways to develop new business, reinforce viable existing businesses, and adapt to changing markets.  Cosponsored with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.  1.0 CM Credit


APA RI also has a copy of the two DVD set, The Story of Sprawl available for loan.