Create Better Communities
The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities for all by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and resident empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to ethically meet the challenges of growth and change.
Creating great communities for all
APA advances planning through leadership in education, research, advocacy, and ethical practice
APA by the Numbers
- 45,000 members from 100+ countries
- 47 chapters throughout the United States
- 21 divisions that embrace the wide range of planning
- Two office locations: Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Learn about APA, its members, and the latest planning-related news.
Challenges and successes often cross geographic, national, and institutional borders. Here are some examples of how APA is involved worldwide:
APA's Annual Report highlights the year's progress and accomplishments in advocacy, research, education, and volunteer service.
Members elect the APA Board of Directors and the AICP Commission. The Board delegates day-to-day operations to its staff in Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
- APA Board of Directors
- AICP Commission
- Chapter Presidents Council
- Divisions Council
- Student Representatives Council
APA Senior Staff
We measure our success by the successes of our members and the communities they serve.
Question? Problem? Concern? Find the right person to contact at APA.
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APA is home to the world's largest number of organizations and individuals interested in planning and those qualified to make planning-related purchases.