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American Institute of Certified Planners Exam Questions and Answers

Question 1

Where was the first urban growth boundary established in the US?

Options:

A.

Portland, Oregon

B.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

C.

Los Angeles, California

D.

Lexington, Kentucky

Question 2

Which is a better insulation for a ceiling?

Options:

A.

R-16

B.

R-19

C.

R-22

D.

R-30

Question 3

What are LULU’s?

Options:

A.

Locally unwanted land uses

B.

Locally unwanted logical uses

C.

Locally unwanted large uses

D.

Locally unwanted laboratory uses

Question 4

What year was the standard state zoning enabling act adopted?

Options:

A.

1924

B.

1928

C.

1934

D.

1938

Question 5

You are the planning director in a small town. Your husband runs the local country club and is applying for construction of a new swimming pool. This application will be reviewed by the planning commission for approval. What will you do?

Options:

A.

Invite the planning commission to tour the country club to see exactly where the pool will be built.

B.

Ask your husband to offer complimentary memberships to all commissioners.

C.

Inform the commission about your connection to the situation and remove yourself from the review process.

D.

Write an extensive staff report about the benefits of the pool for the community.

Question 6

Which of the following is associated with Central Place theory?

Options:

A.

Christaller

B.

Hoyt

C.

Harris

D.

Ullman

Question 7

How many acres in one square mile?

Options:

A.

600

B.

620

C.

640

D.

660

Question 8

Scenario

The owner of the local NFL football team tells the mayor through the press that he will relocate his team unless the city builds a new stadium and practice field. The mayor wants the team to stay because his campaign platform included a promise to keep the team in the community. He asks you, the planning director, to evaluate the costs and benefits of building a new stadium. The planning staff does the analysis and demonstrates that large-scale public investment in a new stadium makes no economic sense and may lead to bankruptcy. What might you do?

Options:

Question 9

What economic analysis is being referenced in question 55?

Options:

A.

Shift-share

B.

Input-output

C.

Economic benefit

D.

PERT

Question 10

What movement is Washington, D.C. an example of?

Options:

A.

Public Health

B.

City Beautiful

C.

Garden City

D.

City Efficient

Question 11

Which is Burgess associated with?

Options:

A.

Sector

B.

Concentric ring

C.

Multi-nuclei

D.

Central place

Question 12

What is the largest concrete structure in the US in 1941?

Options:

A.

Grand Coulee Dam

B.

Hoover Dam

C.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

D.

Golden Gate Bridge

Question 13

What was Saul Alinsky know for?

Options:

A.

Incrementalism

B.

Equity

C.

Community organization

D.

Transportation oriented design

Question 14

Who is known for Management by Objective (MBO)?

Options:

A.

Calthrope

B.

Bettman

C.

Drucker

D.

Burgess

Question 15

Scenario: Negative Comments about Consultant Work

At a recent national planning conference, you hear some very negative things about the quality of work done for clients by a well known consulting planning firm. Some of the comments are from people who may not have first-hand information At least one of the critical statements was made directly by a former client The firm, by coincidence, has now submitted a proposal to do work for your community. You call all of the references supplied by the consultant They check out fine. What should you do next?

Ethical Issues: How do you make sure that you don't pass on gossip, but do respond to legitimate issues affecting foe expenditure of public dollars?

Action Alternatives:

1. You have checked the references and they were fine. The folks you talked to are reasonable and had direct knowledge of the consultant's work. You do not want to appear to be looking to make trouble for yourself or anyone else You decide no further action is necessary.

2. When spending public money, you have a responsibility to make sure that the public will get the best value. This requires you to be zealous in determining whether there are any reasons for not hiring the consulting firm. After all, consulting firms do not ever list clients who they think might give them a bad reference. You call for references checking with names not on the list provided by the firm.

3. Other

Commentary: Negative Comments About Consultant Work

Code Citations:

C.1 A planner must protect and enhance the integrity of the profession and must be responsible in criticism of the profession

C.2 A planner must accurately represent the qualifications, views, and findings of colleagues.

C.3 A planner who reviews the work of other professionals must do so in a fair, considerate, professional, and equitable manner

Options:

Question 16

How many acres are in one hectacre?

Options:

A.

2.47

B.

2.48

C.

2.49

D.

2.5

Question 17

Who founded the Sierra Club and when?

Options:

A.

John Muir, 1892

B.

John Muir, 1893

C.

Jacob Riis, 1892

D.

Jacob Riis, 1893

Question 18

What percentage of households receive the long form of the US Census?

Options:

A.

83%

B.

17%

C.

50%

D.

25%

Question 19

Scenario

You are a planner for a city planning department and you have an old friend who runs a planning consulting firm in the same city. Your friend submits a competitive proposal to work as a consultant for your department to you on Friday and while in your office, asks you to be her guest for dinner at a very fancy restaurant on Saturday evening. What might you do if you actually have no influence about awarding the contract?

Options:

Question 20

Scenario

You are a newly hired planner involved in the process of preparing a new recreation plan for your community. Your supervisor learns that the City Council is anxious to take action on a recreation plan, and therefore, you are instructed to prepare the plan without scheduling any time for public participation or public comment. What might you do first?

Options:

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