American Planning Association to Hold Policy and Advocacy Conference
Holding a bachelor’s degree in environmental and urban studies from Boston University, Daniel Hewes went on to enroll at Columbia University, where he completed a master’s degree in urban planning through the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Active in his field, Daniel Hewes maintains membership with the American Planning Association (APA).
Each year, APA holds several meetings and conferences as part of its efforts to promote sound urban planning practices. Currently, the organization is preparing for its upcoming Policy and Advocacy Conference, which will take place September 18–20, 2016, in Washington, DC.
The event will open with two days of leadership training and education sessions on various topics, including communications and social media, state advocacy, land-use law, and infrastructure funding. The opening sessions will give attendees insight into changing policies and feature presentations from prominent speakers, including US Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro.
On the third and final day of APA’s Policy and Advocacy Conference, participants will visit Capitol Hill to attend a congressional luncheon and meetings with their respective representatives. The meetings will give attendees the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter most to them while establishing a working relationship with congressional staff.