National Community Planning Month

Planners work to improve the well-being of all people living in our communities by taking a comprehensive perspective. This approach leads to safer, resilient, more equitable, and more prosperous communities. We celebrate the role that planning plays in creating great communities in October with National Community Planning Month. The annual Great Places in America announcement kick starts our countdown to Planning Month.

2019 Planning Month Theme

Planning for Infrastructure That Benefits All

This year's theme — Planning for Infrastructure That Benefits All — highlights how well-planned infrastructure projects (including roadways, transportation systems, housing, parks, and even broadband networks) strengthen communities, boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development.

Get Ready

What is your infrastructure story? Use our Planning Month resources, including social media graphics and key messages, to help your chapter, division, student organization, planning department, or firm celebrate National Community Planning Month. Customize these messages using specific local examples of infrastructure projects and the positive outcomes they have had on your community to bring your Planning Month celebrations and activities to life.

Planning Month Resource Hub

Get Inspired

2016 and 2017 were banner years for Planning Month. Here's a look at all of the ways in which planners educated community members and influencers about the value of planning: