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Welcome to the VERY UNofficial AICP Study Guide Podcast. We'll cover everything related to the American Institute of Certified Planners Exam in commute-sized chunks.

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Welcome to the VERY UNofficial AICP Study Guide Podcast. We'll cover everything related to the American Institute of Certified Planners Exam in commute-sized chunks.

    Episode 37: Booked on Planning

    Episode 37: Booked on Planning

    We're taking a short break to let you know about a new planning podcast coming your way.  Booked on Planning is a podcast that goes deep into the planning books that have helped shape the world of community and regional planning.  Stephanie Rouse, AICP - Professional Development Office of the Nebraska APA and host of the upcoming podcast - joins to talk about how the podcast came to be, what it's all about, and how it can help out AICP hopefuls and planning veterans alike.
     
    Booked on Planning:
    https://www.bookedonplanning.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/bookedonplanning/
    https://www.facebook.com/bookedonplanning
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/booked-on-planning/
    https://twitter.com/BookedPlanning

    • 17 min
    Episode 36: Dust Control

    Episode 36: Dust Control

    In the 1930’s, the U.S. was taking conservation seriously.  We put together a massive regional authority to handle conservation and energy issues in the Tennessee Valley, but we also attacked the growing issue called the Dust Bowl with two major Acts:  The Taylor Grazing Act and the Soil Conservation Act.
     
    The Tennessee Valley Authority:
    https://www.tva.com/About-TVA/Our-History
    https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/history-of-the-tva
     
    The Taylor Grazing Act:
    Taylor Grazing Act | Legislation | US Encyclopedia of law (lawi.us)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Grazing_Act_of_1934
     
    The Soil Conservation Act:
    https://livingnewdeal.org/glossary/soil-conservation-act-1935/
    Honoring 86 Years of NRCS – A Brief History | NRCS (usda.gov)

    • 15 min
    Episode 35: A Rose by Any Other Name

    Episode 35: A Rose by Any Other Name

    FDR and National Planning seem to go hand-in-hand.  Because they do.  Literally.  Planning on a national level spanned almost the exact same time frame as FDR’s Presidency, and FDR just wouldn’t like it go away; bringing it back under name after name after name.  Both Started in 1933, and National Planning died in 1943, two years before FDR.  This one’s all about the blip on the planning radar called, National Planning.

    The National Planning Board:
    https://www.encyclopedia.com/economics/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/national-resources-planning-board-nrpb
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Works_Administration
    https://etd.ohiolink.edu/apexprod/rws_etd/send_file send?accession=osu1486652373261456& disposition=attachment

    National Planning Board Final Report
    https://archive.org/details/finalreport1933to1934unitrich/page/n7/mode/2up

    National Resources Planning Board
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Resources_Board_of_1934
    https://archive.org/details/reportonnational1934unitrich/page/n7/mode/2up

    Regional Factors in National Planning
    https://www.amazon.com/Regional-National-Development-Resources-Committee/dp/1297819470
    https://archive.org/details/regionalfactorsi1935unitrich?ref=ol&view=theater

    • 20 min
    Episode 34: 100 Days

    Episode 34: 100 Days

    I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.  Let us all here assembled constitute ourselves prophets of a new order of competence and of courage.  This is more than a political campaign; it is a call to arms.  Give me your help, not to win votes alone, but to win in the crusade to restore America to its own people.
    -FDR, July 2nd, 1932
     
    FDR Inauguration and the New Deal Pitch:
    http://www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/seehowtheyran/portfolios/1932-fdrs-first-presidential-campaign/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal#:~:text=The%20New%20Deal%20was%20a,enacted%20by%20President%20Franklin%20D.&text=The%20New%20Deal%20included%20new,after%20prices%20had%20fallen%20sharply.
     
    Civilian Conservation Corps:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_Conservation_Corps
    https://www.nps.gov/articles/the-civilian-conservation-corps.htm#:~:text=Roosevelt%20established%20the%20Civilian%20Conservation,lands%2C%20forests%2C%20and%20parks.
     
    Federal Relief Administration Act:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Emergency_Relief_Administration
    https://livingnewdeal.org/glossary/federal-emergency-relief-administration-fera-1933-1935/
     
    The Agricultural Adjustment Act:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_Adjustment_Act
    https://livingnewdeal.org/glossary/agricultural-adjustment-act-1933-re-authorized-1938-2/
     
    Home Owner’s Loan Corporation:
    https://livingnewdeal.org/glossary/home-owners-loan-act-1933/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Owners%27_Loan_Corporation

    • 23 min
    Episode 33: All Good Things Must Come to an End

    Episode 33: All Good Things Must Come to an End

    Well, saying goodbye to the roaring 20’s was bittersweet.  Actually, it was just bitter.  Bitter and depressing.  When the good times from the 20’s caught up to everyone in October of 1929, the markets came crashing down.  But why? And did we try and do anything to stop it?
     
    The Great Depression:
    https://www.britannica.com/story/causes-of-the-great-depression
    https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
     
    Wall Street Crash of 1929:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929
    https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/1929-stock-market-crash
     
    Conference on Land Utilization (1931) & the Dust Bowl:
    https://archive.org/details/CAT10505778/page/46/mode/2up
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl
     
    Reconstruction Finance Corporation:
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Reconstruction-Finance-Corporation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconstruction_Finance_Corporation
    https://www.federalreservehistory.org/essays/great-depression
     
    Federal Home Loan Bank Act:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Home_Loan_Bank_Act
    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/federal-home-loan-bank-act.asp

    • 18 min
    Episode 32: Get Your Motor Runnin'

    Episode 32: Get Your Motor Runnin'

    Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway! Because the federal government ponied up some money in 1916 to make sure the roads were all in good condition.  Or you can always head out on the parkway that New York built in 1919, and of course, you can always take your highway out to the first regional suburban shopping center too.
     
    Transportation Epochs:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borchert%27s_Epochs#:~:text=Borchert's%20epochs%20refer%20to%20five,of%20growth%20of%20American%20cities.
    https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1015&context=geosciences_facpub
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5gDWNE7rfs
     
    1916 Federal Highway Act:
    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/96summer/p96su2.cfm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Aid_Road_Act_of_1916
    https://historylink.org/File/7243
     
    1919 First Parkway in the U.S.:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronx_River_Parkway
    https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/X004/history
    http://npshistory.com/publications/colo/colo-pkwy-context.pdf
     
    1922 First Auto-Oriented Shopping Center:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Club_Plaza
    https://www.visitkc.com/2017/06/27/today-i-learned-history-behind-country-club-plaza

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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leahmich89 ,

Great for learning history!

This is a great and pretty fun way to learn about the history that will be covered on the AICP exam. It’s a nice break from reading and episodes are pretty short and hit major points.

Paige Dickerhoof ,

Very lively!

I appreciate how he gives life to what can definitely be some boring topics. Definitely recommend to supplement studying for the AICP!

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Awesome-so relatable and concise

Love the flow of episodes. The clear communication to the concepts and history truly allows everything to come full circle for me. Highly recommend it definitely adds value to studying. Keep up the great work!

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