Planning Centennial Symposium

1909-2109: Sustaining the Lasting Value
of American Planning

On May 21-22, 1909, 43 planners met in Washington, D.C., at the first National Planning Conference. This event is considered to be the birth of the planning movement in America. On Thursday, May 21, 2009, the National Building Museum and the American Planning Association recognized the 100th anniversary of this 1909 conference in a symposium that looks at the past, present, and future of planning. 

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