American Planning Association Wisconsin Chapter: Strategies for community planning in a world of change

Planners from across Wisconsin gather in Green Bay for APA-WI Annual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  May 2, 2022

(Wisconsin) Planners from across  Wisconsin will be attending the American Planning Association – Wisconsin Chapter (APA-WI) Annual Conference on May 24 through May 26 in Green Bay, WI at the KI Convention Center. This conference will bring professionals together to share ideas, learn what others are doing in their communities and experience some of the most successful planning projects in the state and Greater Green Bay area.

This year’s theme is What’s Next: Strategies for Planning in a World of Change. The conference will showcase how planners worked through the pandemic, while finding new ways to consider impactful social, environmental, cultural and economic outcomes. “As a chapter, we always want to empower attendees by providing engaging resources and current information on the most pressing issues,” explains Jason Gilman, President of the APA-WI board. “We’re excited to be back in-person to provide great information while also showcasing a great city in Wisconsin.”

Dr. Daniel R. Wildcat, an Indigenous & American Indian Studies faculty member at the Haskell Indian Nations University will be the keynote speaker. His presentation will be “Traditional Ecological Knowledges (TEKs) & Indigenuity: Antidotes to Destruction in an Age of Global Climate Change.”  This is an incredible opportunity to consider our influence on the environment and contemplate a harmonious and sustainable future.

The conference will include three workshops, plenary sessions and presentations that qualify for CM credit requirements in law, equity, ethics and sustainability and resilience, as well as tours of Green Bay’s Titletown District, De Pere Historic Downtown & Cultural District and the Bay Beach Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Full descriptions of all conference activities can be found at

“APA-WI’s annual conference is a great opportunity for planners of all disciplines to come together, share ideas and projects,” said Jason. “It’s an event planners won’t want to miss”. As part of the conference registration, attendees can also join APA-WI for a reception and awards presentation at the Lambeau Field Champions Club on May 24. Registration for the annual conference is available at