KLA Perspectives

APA #NPC22 Sessions on Climate Action + Editorial Calendars

Posted by Kim Lundgren on May 2, 2022 8:28:03 PM

If you missed our sessions or couldn't make it to the National Planning Conference, we've got you covered

We are keeping busy with a packed APA NPC agenda, including leading one workshop and presenting during a Speed Share. If you didn't come to San Diego (man you're missing some gorgeous weather!) or missed these sessions, you don't want to miss out on all the juicy knowledge and practical tools we shared.

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Topics: local leadership, APA, climate leadership

We're San Diego Bound for APA's National Planning Conference - See You There?

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Apr 18, 2022 12:53:01 PM

4 Ways to Connect With Us at #NPC22

Members of the KLA Team Speaking, Accepting Awards April 30-May 3

The American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference (NPC) was long a staple on KLA's presentation circuit. From Phoenix in 2016, through New York, New Orleans and San Francisco, we had booths in the exhibit hall, spoke at countless sessions, attended amazing events and receptions, loaded up on best practices, and connected with previous and future clients among hundreds of others. Alas the NPC we had most been anticipating was 2021 on our home turf in Boston -- especially when we found out we won the 2021 Leadership in Sustainability Award -- was held virtually. 

But now we're pumped to head back in person to #NPC22 in San Diego. If you or a colleague will be there, here are 4 ways we would love to catch up:

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Topics: APA, California, planning

Making a Plan for the 2018 National Planning Conference

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Apr 17, 2018 9:07:49 AM

We're packing our bags for APA's National Planning Conference and hope to see you in New Orleans!

Five Reasons We're Excited About NPC2018: 

1. Meeting You! Come to the KLA booth in the Exhibit Hall’s Tech Zone (across from the poster presentations) to:  

  • Learn how to better communicate the value of your projects and programs for FREE
  • Find out how to keep your community engaged...beyond the planning process
  • Check out our storytelling resources
  • Get a sneak peek at v 2.0 of our Community Dashboard
  • Join us Monday 4/23 at 1:30pm for a 30-minute, interactive “How to Turn Your Data Into a Story” session on the Tech Zone stage.

2. Getting a Little Silly. Join Kim and Angela Vincent (in full SNL characters) for a "Fast, Funny and Passionate" skit on Monday 4/23 11:15-12:30, "A Wesilient Interview with Baba Wawa." 

Kim will also be speaking at the "Read My Mind! I'm the Client" session Monday 4/23 4:15-5:30. 

3. Taking a Cruise. What's not to love about the Women and Planning reception: "Sunset Steamboat Tour with Food, Drinks, and Jazz!"

4. Giving Stuff Away. We've got copies of Paul Hawken's Drawdown, the cookbook Food is the Solution, and more to give away. Visit our booth to find out how you can win one of our raffle prizes. 

5. Learning Something New Every Hour. Four of KLA's team members will be there, so we've been pouring over the conference program to make sure we're hitting all the hot spots. Here are just a few of the sessions we have on our "must see" list: 

Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Community Engagement



For Your Travels!

If topics like participatory budgeting, smart cities, open data and climate resilience are of interest to you, download some of our recent SAS Talk with Kim podcasts to listen to on your drive or flight to New Orleans!

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Topics: sustainability, APA

Going to APA #NPC17? Come See Us!

Posted by Kim Lundgren on May 2, 2017 10:26:29 AM

What is a Sustainability Dashboard?

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Topics: dashboard, APA, conferences