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Lending Library

PLEASE NOTE: There is no CM associated with any of these CDs.

The following CDs are currently available to members of the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association from our lending library. Click a title to view the description and faculty for the program. All CD’s are PC and MAC compatible.

How to Borrow a CD:

One CD may be borrowed at a time, for a period of up to five days. CDs will be available to borrow for $5.00 each.  Complete and submit a CD Lending Library Agreement Form (see below) to order. Once you have viewed the CD, return it to the office.

To obtain more information about the lending library, or to discuss with Chapter staff availability of various titles, please call the PA Chapter office at 717-671-4510, or email info@planningpa.org.

Download CD Lending Library Agreement Form (PDF)


1. Ethics in Planning – CM credit not available

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Hear the AICP Ethics Officer, Executive Director and CEO Paul Farmer, FAICP, and two other panelists discuss issues surrounding ethical behavior in planning practice. Panelists discuss ethics scenarios as encountered on the job.  Faculty: Paul Farmer, FAICP, American Planning Association William Harris, FAICP, M.I.T. Michael Davolio, AICP, Triway Enterprises CD-ROM includes a recording of this   

2. Planning Law Review 2008 – CM credit not available

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In 2007 and 2008, state and federal courts across the country handed down hundreds of decisions affecting the practice of planning and land use law. This program highlights some of the more important decisions and explains their significance. In addition, through the panel members’ ongoing analysis of trends in planning law, you will gain insights   

3. Renewable Local Energy – CM credit not available

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Today’s emerging energy crisis means that many individuals and communities are increasing locally produced energy. Explore which plans and codes enable and encourage infrastructure for renewable energy such as wind and solar power. Experienced presenters discuss stumbling blocks including neighborhood opposition and aesthetic concerns. Find out what role neighborhood-scale utilities can play in improving community   

4. Planning for a Low-Energy Future – CM credit not available

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How can communities, businesses, and individuals work toward greater sustainability? Explore a rich array of case studies demonstrating how communities of all sizes are reducing their use of energy and preserving resources.   CD-ROM includes a recording of this session from the 2007 APA National Planning Conference synchronized with a PowerPoint presentation, program transcript, PowerPoint presentation   

5. Preparing a Downtown Revitalization Plan – CM credit not available

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Do you remember spending time downtown with friends and family-shopping, strolling, or going to the movies? You can recapture that vibrancy. Learn how to revitalize your small town downtown through the combination of physical improvements that enhance the historic setting and a targeted marketing effort to recruit new businesses.   CD-ROM includes a recording of this   

Effective Community Parking Standards – CM credit not available

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Can communities ever have enough parking? Can they have too much? This program examines the ever-vexing problem of how much parking is necessary for each type of business or use. Find out what a comprehensive parking plan contains. Learn how to conduct a parking analysis. Explore techniques that have worked in other communities, such as   

Farmland Preservation – CM credit not available

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The impact of lost farmland extends beyond aesthetics into lost food sources, a way of life, and balance between rural and urban areas. In the past 15 years, a set of sophisticated new tools, such as tax devices and Right to Farm laws, has created a new playing field. Learn how this relates to urban   

Form-Based Zoning – CM credit not available

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In most U.S. cities, zoning codes may hinder the building of neighborhoods and towns using the proven urban patterns that once were commonplace. Conventional zoning codes may result in a brutal, placeless landscape that alienates residents and degrades the built environment. Learn about form-based codes and see developments where conventional codes have been replaced. This   

Green Community Planning, CM credit not available

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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   

LEED for Neighborhoods – CM credit not available

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The green building movement, which focuses on the environmental quality and impact of the design, construction, and operation of buildings, has expanded to the neighborhood level. Find out how green building practices are being linked to smart growth, urban design, and public health through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Neighborhood Development. Learn   

Meeting the Sign Regulation Challenge – CM credit not available

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Two programs explore how to create effective and defensible sign regulations. Keep your community beautiful and safe from legal challenges to your sign ordinance. Program #1 – Issues in Sign Regulation: Explores one of the most contentious issues in planning. Bring your knowledge up to date, examine new legal challenges, and learn to make your   

New Urbanist Codes – CM credit not available

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More and more communities are adopting regulations to implement the principles of new urbanism. New urbanist code models are now being published and used. Discover what legal issues these regulations raise and learn the dos and don’ts of drafting new urbanist regulations and using model codes. This session is from APA’s 2004 National Planning Conference.   

Public Anger and Community Decision Making – CM credit not available

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This program is a follow-up to APA’s Dealing With an Angry Public CD-ROM training package. Have local governments failed in the ways they treat citizens in planning and decision making? Learn the skills planning commissioners and staff need to handle public meetings and develop an effective review process. Find out who is angry and why.   

Smart Growth Street Design – CM credit not available

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Slower streets improve livability and can be designed to meet traffic engineering requirements and improve safety. Learn about changing standards and successes in implementing street design using smart growth. This session is from APA’s 2005 National Planning Conference. CD-ROM contains an audio recording synchronized with the panelists’ PowerPoint presentation, program transcript, PowerPoint presentation note sheets,