Friday, December 16, 2016

APA 2017 National Planning Conference

Odis Jones possesses more than two decades of experience in various areas of city administration and planning, drawing on roles as diverse as chief executive officer of the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan, and president of the Columbus Urban Growth Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. Active in his field, Odis Jones also engages with organizations such as the International City Management Association and the American Planning Association.

The American Planning Association (APA) provides community planners and related professionals with an international platform for discussing and collaborating in areas of sustainable living, safety, and more. The organization is comprised of 35,000 members from more than 100 nations and maintains nearly 50 chapters across the United States.

Between May 6 and 9, 2017, the APA will host its annual conference, a premiere networking opportunity and educational resource for any professional involved in planning. The 2017 National Planning Conference (NPC17) is set to take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Activities scheduled for the conference range from a wealth of workshops and keynote speakers to self-guided city tours made possible by the seven-day MTA MetroCard provided at registration.

NPC17 will open with a keynote address by Peter Leyden on current trends and the influences of new technology and end with Peter Kageyama, a senior fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, delivering a closing address entitled For the Love of Cities. To view the entire NPC17 program or to learn about registration, please visit