Planning Podcast a Resource for Local Planners & Policy Makers

Logo of the American Planning Association featuring the acronym APA in white letters on a blue box, with the tag line "Creating Great Communities for All"Did you know the American Planning Association has a podcast?

Maryland is often described as “America in miniature” and faces a diverse range of challenges when it comes to land use, affordable housing, transportation, and building livable communities in urban, suburban, and rural environments.

Effective planning is the key to meeting those challenges and the APA’s podcast delves into these topics and more with expert analysis, real-life case studies, and the latest data. Both those engaged in the rewarding day-to-day work of planning and those setting policy at the state and local level can gain valuable insights on the latest hot topics.

Recent episodes include:

  • Critical Conversations in Transportation Planning: Tamika Butler
    In this episode, we hear from Tamika Butler, national expert on issues related to public policy, the built environment, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, organizational behavior, and change management, who wears many hats (and bike helmets!). The conversation covers a wide range of topics related to Tamika’s research, which employs a critical race, historical, legal, and policy-based approach to examine how transportation policy and infrastructure have been used to segregate, isolate, and prevent the mobility of Black and other historically oppressed groups of people.
  • Cascading Hazards with Dr. Michael Greenberg
    In this episode of the Resilience Roundtable series, host Rich Roths, AICP, speaks with Michael Greenberg, Ph.D, distinguished professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. The two discuss the concept of cascading hazards, what they are, where are they more prevalent, how they are prepared for and mitigated against through plans at local, state and federal levels of government.

To browse and listen to episodes go to Most episodes feature a full transcript to make content available to those who are deaf and hard of hearing. Find the APA podcast on SpotifyiTunesStitcher, and SoundCloud — or wherever you get your podcasts.