Volunteer with APA Houston at 5th Ward – Farmer Street Garden

Saturday, May 21st | 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

4111 Farmer Street, Houston, TX 77020

Volunteer with us Saturday, May 21st at 5th Ward – Farmer Street Garden via Houston Habitat for Humanity (HHFH). Volunteers will assist with revitalizing garden beds and landscaping. All tools will be provided. Come prepared to work hard, get dirty, and make a lasting impact for a family and a community! 

Registration is limited to 20 volunteer so sign up today at:

•      Returning volunteers click Sign-In -or- New volunteers click Create an Account

•      If prompted, enter the join code: apahou2022

•      Scroll to find the May 21st Farmer Street Garden and click the green sign up button

•      Check the box to accept the waiver

Note: **APA members can self-report for AICP credits as pro-bono. Please see this page for instructions and a mandatory tutorial required to self-report volunteer activities.


Tues. May 17, 2022 | 11:30 am -1:30 pm

Stephen L. Klineberg will share findings from the 41st Kinder Houston Area Survey, and the institute will celebrate Dr. Klineberg’s retirement after decades of transformational research. The institute will also honor Dr. Anne S. Chao, community leader, philanthropist, educator and historian, for her passionate efforts advancing the appreciation for diversity in Houston.

Thurs.-Sat, May 19-21, 2022 
Bike Houston is organizing The Houston Bike Summit. Get excited to participate at in-person and virtual events, on-bike and off. Click below for more information.

Thurs. May 19, 2022 | 2:00 pm 

Join Bike Houston and Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research for a virtual conversation with Jessie Singer, journalist and author of the new book, There Are No Accidents: The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster—Who Profits and Who Pays the Price.*

Sat. May 21, 2022 | 9:00 am

Take a tour of the newest additions to the Bayou City’s rapidly-growing bikeway network. Along this 20-mile route, we’ll stop and hear from the people who designed and built Houston’s bike infrastructure.
Registration, route information and starting location coming soon.*

*APA Houston is in the process of securing AICP credits


Fri. May 20, 2022 | 7:15 am 

Bike to Work Day, part of Bike Month, represents a unified day of celebration across the United States where the nation comes together to celebrate the bicycle: as a mode of transportation, as a fun way to explore your city, a way to get to work or just get around your neighborhood. Houstonians are challenged to rethink how we commute to the places we live, work, and play during the month of May.

Starts at the Lost Lake Visitor Center (3422 Allen Parkway), riding along Buffalo Bayou Greenway and ending at City Hall


Mon & Tues. May 23 & 24, 2022  

Over the course of this two day summit we will be exploring a variety of topics about how we can make our streets and roads safer for everyone, including:

  • From Zero to Vision Zero: adopting meaningful goals and plans
  • Comprehensive speed management strategies
  • Disproportionate impacts of traffic crashes
  • Equitable approaches to Vision Zero
  • Safe Metro Regions: the TxDOT/MPO Safety Task Force

*APA Houston is in the process of securing AICP credits

Job Openings

Open Board Meetings

Every last Thursday from 12-1 pm

Drop into the Houston Section Board meetings via zoom with the recurring link below and see what the Board is planning for future section events.
Board Meeting Invite- PASSCODE 006255
Applications closed: Please contact Kris Carpenter for any pending or incomplete submission at

Send us your feedback!

The Houston Section Board is looking for ways to improve how we communicate with our APA Houston members. We’d also like to consider your feedback for future programming. Let us know your thoughts via the following link. 
Feedback Link

Free APA On-Demand Education Offering CM Credits

The American Planning Association provides a number of opportunities for AICP members to obtain Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for free through on-demand education products.

These opportunities, links to more information, and CM credits available are listed on the APA Website. APA will add additional free on-demand opportunities as they come online, so please check the page frequently for the most current information.

Planner spotlight!

Meet TGC Senior Associate Mariana E. Raschke, AICP, and learn more about Houston’s plans to bring better bike infrastructure and connectivity to the city.

Read about the reconstruction of Shepherd and Durham, a rising urban development project designed to replace and upgrade roadway and public utility infrastructure and create a complete street with multimodal connectivity to regional transit and shared-use path systems. Read more

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