American Planning Association
Since its inception in 1978, the American Planning Association (APA) has been the professional and educational association devoted to making great communities. Through APA, planning professionals can obtain nationwide certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners, which nearly half of Kimley-Horn’s Professional Planning Team has achieved. For over a decade, Kimley-Horn has been an active participant in the organization’s annual National Planning Conference, sharing innovative presentations and collaborating with peers to gain insight and discuss best practices to help communities thrive in an ever-changing world. 

2023 FPD Annual Training Workshop

2023 FPD Annual Training Workshop


Carroll Collins, AICP 

Uday Khambhammettu, PE, CFM

Katie Rogers, EIT


Weather or Not, Be Prepared for Climate Change

MAY 25, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

Preparing for climate change through resilient planning to maintain accessibility and mission readiness for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Air Force Base.

Melissa DuMond, AICP 

Danielle McCray, P.E. 


Modernizing Transit Through an Equity Lens 

May 1, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Equity planning on a broad scale is launching all over the United States in response the development of a collective social conscience and the need to address equity in decision-making. Virginia passed legislation creating opportunity to change policy and funding. This presentation will delve into strategies developed with 39 transit agencies, the public and rider focus groups and advocacy groups in Virginia, as well as best practices from around the country.  

Presenters explain how they devised this statewide assessment to determine the state of transit and identify best approaches to service, safety, infrastructure, technology, and engagement. They share transit executives’ comments about the challenges of program shifts, describe competitive funding metrics that lead to preference for systems serving urban populations, and identify policy changes that would facilitate just distribution of benefits. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn about Virginia’s equitable approach to study, make decisions about, and modernize its transit system. 
  • Define equity in the context of Virginia’s transit-systems modernization. 
  • Understand measures that were used to determine equity and the state of each of the study’s six topic areas. 


Kimley-Horn Presenters

Melissa DuMond, AICP  & Danielle McCray, P.E.
Modernizing Transit Through an Equity Lens
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Michael Iswalt, AICP 
SANDAG’s 5-Big-Moves: San Diego’s Bold New Transportation Plan
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Beth Bartz, AICP 
Having Difficult Conversations in the Workplace 
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Stephanie Ellsworth
From Ideation to Intervention Through Design
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