APA New Mexico
A Chapter of the American Planning Association
Once again, APA-NM collaborated with our TX, OK, and AR partners for a regional conference event. The conference
was a hybrid event Nov. 1st – 3rd.
Recorded sessions are posted on demand at On Demand – APAC3⋆21: Cross-Chapter Collaborative (cvent.com).
NEXT UP! APA-NM will also host a one-day event on
Friday 10 Dec. This 1-day Conference is VIRTUAL with some in-person opportunities (keeping COVID-safety in mind).
We see this virtual offering an opportunity: You can be
home or at the office and attend the conference 🧐!
REGISTER for the APA-NM 2021 1-day Virtual Conference + Annual Meeting: “Emerging Trends: Planning in NM, in a [post-] pandemic world”
WHEN: Friday 10 December 2021
8:45 am – 6 pm | Social Hour: 6:30-7:30+ pm @ High & Dry Brewing
FINAL PROGRAM will be available soon!
Melanie Stansbury is our Plenary Speaker!
QUESTIONS? Contact the Conference Co-Chairs, joni m palmer, PDO + Rachel Hertzman, Secretary
SAVE THE DATE + TIME
for Social Hour at High & Dry after the conference!
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices” – so, bundle up buttercup and join us for an outdoor (with some indoor space) social hour at High & Dry.”
*If you need to pay for the conference with a PO, please contact Tom Menicucci (APA-NM Treasurer) to request an invoice: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to list the number of conference registrations that will be on the invoice and the name of each person who wants to register for the conference.
News & Updates
UNM students presented their work at the conference on Wed. 3 November. If you would like to check out the presentation please click this link to watch the zoom presentation.
If you presented at the conference and would like to share your presentation with APA-NM members, please email me (share your files) and I will post asap!
Western Planner Seeks Your Planning Article! The December issue of Western Planner online journal will focus on Planning Law and Legal Issues.
Hey New Mexico planner: Perhaps you already have a paper, article or presentation that lends itself to this topic?
– Or you may wish to write about hands-on experiences and share it with the wider Western Planner audience?
– Or perhaps there is a story based upon a session at the upcoming November APAC3⋆21: Cross-Chapter Collaborative conference?
Western Planner articles can take the form of case studies, reports, overviews, interviews, opinion pieces, and more. Typical articles run up to 2000 words but can be shorter or longer, and are enhanced with graphics, photos or artwork.
The deadline for drafts is November 15th, after which the Western Planner editor and editorial board will review. Please contact Dan Pava email@example.com or 505-577-2319 for further information or to discuss your idea for an article.
AICP Exam Pass Rates: I received a listing of state pass rates from Samantha Morse, the newly installed APA Leadership Associate. Here are the pass rates for NM and our neighboring states: AZ 69.20%; CO 71.40%; NM 43%; TX 45.30%. Let me [firstname.lastname@example.org] know if you have any thoughts about our pass rate, ideas for assisting AICP exam takers, etc.
AICP Panel: I am hoping to put together a panel (Zoom only), “Why and How AICP?” this fall: Please let me know if you are interested in participating. I am imagining this panel as a way to: 1) introduce current students to AICP (at UNM, NMSU, WNMU), with panelists discussing why they took the exam and what it has meant to their careers, and 2) offer advice to early career planners who are considering taking (or not taking) the exam. If you are interested in being a panelist, please email me at email@example.com
What are you seeing, reading, experiencing that inspires you/your practice?. Send me an email with the following: High res photo; Caption (with date, location, if appropriate) with a KEYWORD (e.g., TRANSPORTATION PLANNING), and credit the image; 50 word description (with link, if appropriate); Include your name, affiliation, etc. if you so desire
*Student members encouraged to participate, too 😊
I will gather and post on a rotating basis on the APA-NM website. Let’s share, and inspire each other!
Do you have an event to share? Please send info to joni palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in recordings or other information about past events, please contact email@example.com or the event coordinator.
The UNM School of Architecture and Planning Fall Career Fair of 2021 will be an online event, there is no need to man a booth and take away from your firm members’ valuable time.
For this Career Fair we will be using the Handshake Platform in order to abide by FERPA student privacy requirements. The Handshake platform usually charges a fee to employers, but if signing on with UNM, it is free to post positionsdirected toward UNM students and recent graduates (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning ). Once you are on the platform the hiring process becomes more streamlined and efficient!
We will be having three informational onboarding sessions to help get you all on to Handshake and Introduce you to the new **Micro-Internship program. Please attend whichever of these sessions works best for you.
ZOOM | Password: UNM
If none of these fit within your schedule, please contact us and we can try to meet with you at another time convenient for you.
NOV 4 @ 4:00 PM
NOV 5 @ 9:00 AM
NOV 9 @ 11:30 AM
Visit our informational Miro Board for dates and more information. Also, feel free to email us with any further questions or concerns to Kristina Yu – firstname.lastname@example.org or Era Shae Brown – email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in one of the onboarding sessions!
Kristina Yu – Special Assistant to the Dean Careers | Internship
Shae Brown – M Arch 2022, Project Assistant
UNM Outreach Team
Bike Thru Burque Week: October 9-17
Features a range of virtual activities—including a riding competition, scavenger hunt, and photo contest. Any time you participate means more change to win prizes— and you can also visit one of the pop-up events for more chances to win prizes. and pop-up events. More than anything, it’s just about getting people to go out and ride a bicycle.
Please consider “committing to ride” on our website (www.bikethruburque.com). By doing so, you automatically get entered into a raffle for gift cards, bike tune up vouchers, t-shirts, and more. A lot of places around town are offering discounts as well, including $1 off pints at various breweries (see the website for more info).
Bike-in-Coffee: Oct 9 – 10 AM to Noon
Boxing Bear Brewing West Downtown Taproom: Saturday, Oct 9 – 4:30-6:30 PM
Bike-in-Coffee: Oct 10 – 10 AM to Noon
Steel Bender Brewyard: Sunday, Oct 10 – 4:30-6:30 PM
Mid-Region Council of Governments (Downtown Albuquerque): October 12 – Noon to 1 PM
Canteen Brewhouse (2381 Aztec Rd NE): Friday, Oct 15 – 4:30-6:30 PM
Bike-in-Coffee: Oct 16 – 10 AM to Noon
High and Dry Brewing: Saturday, Oct 16 – 4:30-6:30 PM