2012 APA Conference

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2012 APA Conference…
They came, they saw, we presented!

Every April the American Planning Association holds its National Conference. This year it's in Los Angeles, and Houseal Lavigne Associates will once again be well represented. Between three presentations and our exhibitor booth, we hope you have a chance to meet up with us. Here's what you need to know:

HLA Attendees

  • John Houseal-Principal and co-founder
  • Devin Lavigne-Principal and co-founder
  • Dab Gardner-Principal Associate
  • Brandon Nolin-Senior Associate
  • Doug Hammel-Senior Associate
  • Nik Davis-Senior Associate


AICP Examination Preparation (session registration required)
HLA Presenters: Brandon Nolin and Doug Hammel
Date and Time: Saturday April 14, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Prepare for the AICP exam with the help of chapter professional development officers who offer tips and focused training in the exam format, content, and topic areas. Learn about the application process and gain insights for success.

Better Graphics, Better Plans
HLA Presenters: John Houseal and Devin Lavigne
Date and Time: Saturday April 14, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Successful plans inspire and create excitement. To do so, they need more than text and maps. Move beyond the basics and discover how basic design principles – including typography, color palettes, paper and media, and digital file types – can make a plan sparkle. Make your plan easy to use and understand–a necessity these days given enhanced online accessibility.

Fast, Funny, and Passionate Two
HLA Presenter: Dan Gardner
Date and Time: Monday April 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

These short, timed, 7-minute presentations take up overlooked topics in planning or delve into a passionate perspective on why planning matters. Hear planners open up about what excites them. Presenters discuss case studies, present personal perspectives, or provide an imaginative insight into planning. HLA's Dan Gardner will present "Where's the Clock Tower? Integrating Economic Development & Planning Initiatives."

HLA Exhibitor Booth
Once again, HLA is an active sponsor of the APA, and will be hosting a booth in the exhibit hall. Come by and get a hands-on look at our ground-breaking web-based SMAP (Social Mapping Application) tool.


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