American Planning Association

Tom Sanchez and Nader Afzalan explore the age old question, "what is planning?" in their new report published earlier this week.
Oct 31, 2014   Tom Sanchez
Veteran planner Bill Fulton looks back on a quarter-century of planning in California and finds distressingly little energy or spirit.
Sep 16, 2011   California Planning & Development Report
The conference bags handed out to the attendees of the 2007 National Planning conference in Philadelphia had four words printed on one side: value, choice, engagement, community. Opinion
Jun 10, 2009   By Robert Goodspeed
Many planners and even American Planning Association (APA) members are unaware that the APA has special member bodies called Divisions. These are essentially issue-focused member committees within APA that contribute to policymaking, develop conference sessions, publish newsletters, and generally act as focal points for like-minded APA members. Opinion
Apr 16, 2009   By Daniel Lerch
Though the program has good intentions, APA's proposal for mandatory continuing education could just encourage more planners to attend the National Planning Conference than to actually get more training. Exclusive
Jan 2, 2007  By Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP