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2017 Great Places in Missouri

APA Missouri Chapter needs your nomination for places that are great and merit such designation. We want you to nominate your favorite streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces across Missouri. These places can be in your own city or town, in a place you've visited, or in a place you otherwise know about. 

Places selected for designation as a Great Neighborhood, Great Street, or Great Public Space are recognized by APA Missouri Chapter during the Planners’ Day at the Capitol event on February 1, 2017.  Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. December 15, 2016 to be considered.  

For information about how to nominate and to download the application, click here.

Missouri Chapter Dues

APA is requiring all Chapters to move to a percentage based dues structure by 2017.  Currently, APA Missouri dues are $25 per member (tied for lowest of all Chapters). APA Missouri has not raised dues since 1984 ($25 in 1984 = $58 in 2016) so the Chapter Board is assessing an appropriate dues level to best serve our membership. The Chapter, in collaboration with the KC, STL and Ozark Mountain Sections, has worked hard over the last few years to expand our services to members, but we are limited by our current dues levels. APA Missouri conducted a survey to gather member feedback regarding the proposed dues increase.

Survey Results Summary

  • 111 survey responses (20% of membership)
  • 61% support a percentage based dues structure of 25%
  • 23% did not support
  • 16% aren’t sure

To view complete survey results, click here.

The APA Missouri board will be voting at its next meeting on Dec 8 on a percentage based dues structure (per the requirement from National). Note: changes won’t go into effect until January 2018. If you have any additional comments/feedback you would like to share with the board prior to the meeting, please email us at info@apamissouri.org.

Have a question about the increase? For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

For a list of proposed Chapter programs and activities , click here.

To view the APA Missouri Fiscal Year 16 budget that was presented at the annual business meeting, click here.

UMKC Self Study

The University of Missouri Kansas City has achieved Candidacy Status for Planning Accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board. We are undergoing review for full accreditation in Fall 2016. The UMKC BA Program in Urban Planning + Design Self Study  (UMKC Final SSR Part I-III 2016.pdf) explains how we meet the accreditation criteria for professional planning education. These criteria are available on the Planning Accreditation Board’s website: http://www.planningaccreditationboard.org/.

Successful professional accreditation of the UMKC program will support the planning profession in Missouri. Professional accreditation means the UMKC program is committed to standards developed and accepted nationally by members of the planning profession. It means that our curriculum undergoes continuous assessment and guarantees review of academic efforts by planning professionals in APA and AICP.

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2016 APA Missouri Conference - "MO Planning, Less Problems"

The 2016 APA Missouri Statewide Planning Conference was on October 5-7 at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, MO. This year's theme is "MO Planning, Less Problems" a fun take on how Planning can solve problems for Missouri's communities of any size while including all citizens in the Planning process. "The more Planning we come across, the less problems we see."

The 2016 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Tom Daniels, author of The Small Town Planning Handbook and The Environmental Planning Handbook. Dr. Daniels teaches Graduate-level courses in Land Use and Environmental Planning at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. 

2016 Planning Award Winners

Outstanding Plan:  Wellston First Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan

Outstanding Project:  Moving Monett Forward

Outstanding Tool:  Midtown / Plaza Area Plan Bowl Concept

To view the press release, click here.

APA Missouri Celebrates 2015 Great Places in Missouri

On January 13, 2016, APA Missouri recognized the 2015 Great Places in Missouri at a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City. The 2015 awardees include: Citygarden, St. Louis; Park Central Square, Springfield; Katy Trail (statewide); and South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis.

The Great Places in Missouri program was started in 2014 to recognize neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces throughout Missouri that demonstrate exceptional character, quality and planning – attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire residents and visitors alike. To learn more about the four awardees, CLICK HERE.

RFPs and RFQs

There have been some recent additions to our RFP / RFQ section. Check it out here

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