Priority Initiatives

Signature Cause: FutureShape

The APA Foundation's first Signature Cause, FutureShape, will deliver a definitive and strategic framework for the future of planning research. It will provide evidence-based tools to guide actionable solutions and equip planners to help communities plan for and adapt to future challenges.

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Scholarships provide financial assistance to planning students, especially women, minorities, and others who are underrepresented in the planning profession. Scholarships make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those of limited means and help to attract the best and brightest new talent.

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Community Assistance

The APA Foundation extends expert planning services, including disaster recovery and mitigation planning, to underserved, resource-limited communities in the United States and abroad through Community Planning Assistance Teams and other planning resources.

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