International Planning

Many challenges and commitments to planning cross geographic, national, and institutional borders.

Consider engaging in these efforts and groups to make a difference around the world — creating better communities for all:

Current Projects

Global Planners Network

GPN is a network of 17+ regional and national planning associations, including APA, that convene to share planning ideas, approaches, and good practices — building the capacities for planning across the globe.

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World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.

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United Nations Habitat

APA has been a long-term partner with the United Nations efforts to address global urbanization and settlement patterns. World Urban Forums happen every other year and are managed by UN Habitat; APA is represented by its President and CEO at these events.

Previous Projects

APA Resources

International Division

APA's International Division is active in promoting information, networking, and professional development opportunities related to international planning. In pursuit of these goals, the division provides a limited number of grants for projects and study abroad. Other programs and activities include a newsletter, conference sessions, and professional development and networking events.