Event – APA-NM Virtual Events Planning – (4/14/2020)

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WHEN: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 (12:00PM to 1:00PM)
WHERE: Zoom! https://zoom.us/j/408381475?pwd=bVovU0hXcnN3RWVYbithSVVYbDl0Zz09
WHAT: An informal discussion to plan virtual planning events while we’re all on lockdown!


  • Check in
  • How this crisis is affecting your organization and community
  • Discussion of topic ideas – see list below
  • Scheduling sessions + outreach
  • Check out

Possible Topics

  • How the planning practice is being impacted by this global pandemic or how the day-to-day planning processes have had to adjust, i.e. virtual public hearings, more digital submissions etc.- could be interesting to hear the solutions our fellow colleagues are coming up with
  • One interesting idea I’ve seen is how COVID 19 will impact the way we design our cities and public spaces (if any).
  • Interesting topics could include:
    • planning/internet access during pandemic in under-served communities without internet access + electronic access issues,
    • mobilizing funding,
    • planning for the transition back into health,
    • how this will change/apply to planning issues in the future (for example what will we do if there is another pandemic and a natural disaster and/or power outage at the same time, will this have impact on human interactions moving forward, etc.)
  • Potential impact on state and local budgets (and priorities). Planning seems more important than ever, but how do we offer the planning solutions that our communities need right now?
  • Comparison of response and outcomes among different cities/regions. What does this tell us about disaster preparedness, hazard mitigation, and planning for drastic changes in general?
  • What can we all learn from Tiger King?