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
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:
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:
The Taylor Grazing Act:
Taylor Grazing Act | Legislation | US Encyclopedia of law (lawi.us)
The Soil Conservation Act:
Honoring 86 Years of NRCS – A Brief History | NRCS (usda.gov)
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://etd.ohiolink.edu/apexprod/rws_etd/send_file send?accession=osu1486652373261456& disposition=attachment
National Planning Board Final Report
National Resources Planning Board
Regional Factors in National Planning
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:
Civilian Conservation Corps:
Federal Relief Administration Act:
The Agricultural Adjustment Act:
Home Owner’s Loan Corporation:
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:
Wall Street Crash of 1929:
Conference on Land Utilization (1931) & the Dust Bowl:
Reconstruction Finance Corporation:
Federal Home Loan Bank Act:
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.
1916 Federal Highway Act:
1919 First Parkway in the U.S.:
1922 First Auto-Oriented Shopping Center:
Thank You Jonathan
Im taking the test this May and this podcast is giving me the perfect ignition to dive in to the material and absorb it. It’s making me feel like I CAN do this because I’m now optimizing my study time when I would otherwise not be studying—like while driving. In trying to balance a full time job, personal life, and studying, this podcast distills the immense topics into digestible nuggets of information! And I’m excited for each episode!
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.
I appreciate how he gives life to what can definitely be some boring topics. Definitely recommend to supplement studying for the AICP!