Clemson Chapter of SCAPA | Early Career Experiences

Making your way into any career can be a challenge, especially for those with little to no experience within their field. Luckily, Clemson’s MCRP students have the opportunity every summer to work at a multitude of different agencies across South Carolina, the United...

SC CPAT Update | Success in Chesnee

By: Jeff Parkey, AICP, SCAPA Director-at-Large In the summer of 2016, SCAPA’s first-ever Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) project was completed in Chesnee, South Carolina. “Chesnee’s Untapped Potential” proved to be a great success – both for Chesnee, and for...

SCAPA Dues Structure to be Modified

Since 2006, the American Planning Association (APA) has encouraged Chapters to update their dues to a percentage of APA membership rates (i.e., which are graduated based on a member’s salary), rather than flat dollar amounts. APA recently placed emphasis on this...

Legislative Update

By: Josh Stephens, SCAPA Director-At-Large and Legislative Liaison The 2015-2016 Legislative Session 121 has come to a close.  Bills were passed while others languish in the legislative process, vetoes were issued and overridden and a budget was adopted.  Six bills...

Clemson MCRP Update

By: Cliff Ellis, PhD, MCRP Program Director   Graduation day at Clemson University was May 7 and ten MCRP students received their diplomas. The May 2016 graduates are William Brewer, Brennan Hansley, Ashley Kale, Ryan Krueger, Brittni Olesen, Austin Rutherford,...

The Advocacy Tradition Today

By Kevin Keenan, PhD, AICP The Advocacy Tradition in Urban Planning dates to 1965, when Paul Davidoff, then the founding chair of Hunter College’s Department of Urban Studies in New York City (now Urban Planning, Policy, and Leadership), published a manuscript in the...