The Annual Texas State Planning Conference and Short Course for Elected and Appointed Officials, APATX20, is Texas' largest planning conference with over 800 attendees each year. Hosted by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association, APATX20 attracts not only planners, but participants from diverse professions including engineers, architects, landscape architects, public health professionals, economists, and appointed and elected officials. APATX20 is poised to continue the energy and excitement of past conferences and will be held in West Texas in El Paso!. We have a great conference lineup with over 50 breakout sessions, 12 pre-conference and mobile workshops, and world–renowned keynote speakers! Please explore the website and #GetPumped for #APATX20!
Gil is the founder and chair of the board of the successful Canadian non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. He is also chair of the board of World Urban Parks, the international representative body for the city parks, open space and recreation sector. Gil also runs his international consulting firm - Gil Penalosa & Associates, is an accomplished keynote speaker, facilitator of strategic workshops and advisor to decision makers and community groups.