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Submit Nominations for Annual Awards

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to announce its Planning Awards Program for 2022. It is one of the most popular programs organized by the Chapter. A select group of the “best and brightest in Pennsylvania planning” will be recognized for their transformative initiatives and projects. Winners are announced at the   

APA PA Chapter News: May

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Transportation is a key element of most planner’s work, but the critical role that planning plays in transportation often gets overshadowed by the engineering of specific transportation projects. In the end, though, the land use and transportation planning work that leads to these specific projects is when   

PMPEI Courses

The Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) was formed in 1991 for the purpose of bringing instruction to the local planning and zoning officials who serve Pennsylvania’s more than 2,500 municipalities and counties. Interest in planning was growing at the time and the interest continues, but there was no education requirement for serving on these   

Great Places Initiative

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is looking for Great Places in two categories: Great Public Spaces, and Great Greenways/Trails . Great Places are unique, memorable places that work not only for their community, but as a model others want to emulate – places of exemplary character, quality, planning, identity, cultural interest, and   

APA PA Chapter News: April

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… The Chapter is a great resource for the state’s planners, and we hope you take advantage of all that the Chapter has to offer. This month, we have a focus on the Chapter and its planners, identifying training opportunities, highlighting hiring concerns and the opportunity to advertise   

Chapter News: March

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Recent protests and advocacy, including the Black Lives Matter movement, have brought equity and social justice to the forefront of planning. Although planners have always been expected to meet the needs of all people and to be especially sensitive to the needs of our most vulnerable citizens,   

AICP Certification Diversity Scholarship

The American Planning Association is committed to providing opportunities for all to achieve excellence in planning by fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and in the planning profession. AICP Certification Diversity scholarships help make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those with financial need. Diversity is an inclusive concept which encompasses,