City Planning and Management Division

As an APA Division, we in 2021 are striving to increase our interaction with practicing and retired planners while also increasing the usefulness of our knowledge and deliverables to student members. We, per our bylaws, follow a mission to "advance the practice of city planning and management in a large-city setting".

We are seeking to fill the niches of a focus on planning agency management, an orientation towards cities, and an emphasis on the practical over the theoretical. The practical over the theoretical is no small task in an ever-changing world, where topics of concern such as; equity, sea level rise, displacement, aging infrastructure, food deserts, density, etc. are issues moving quickly to our doorstep, if not already in our daily work. Within our agencies, resources are often limited to face just the everyday. Quite the mix, especially in the time of COVID19. Our leadership team of; Don Roe – Chair, Alex Hoffman – Vice Chair, and Joshua Clements – Secretary/Treasurer have renewed energy in addressing and inspiring good planning and management. We will need the help of members to guide us with ideas and we will seek volunteers to help us provide services.

We welcome your ideas by email — send them to either our new general email account at or to me directly at If you do think of a niche or skill of yours, that you might consider contributing to the work of the Division, we would love to hear from you.

Don Roe
Chair, City Planning & Management Division
Executive Director, City of St. Louis Planning & Urban Design Agency
St. Louis, MO


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