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:

Global Planners Network

GPN is a network of 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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Forum on Sustainable Development

As a key contributor to the UN Economic and Social Council’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, APA will promote our research and policy guides about tools, techniques, and best practices.

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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.

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Fundamentos de Planificación de Sitios

Los Fundamentos de Planificación de Sitios es un manual escrito en español dedicado a la planificación de sitios. Está enfocado principalmente en los países de Centroamérica y del Caribe que más sufrieron los efectos de los huracanes Mitch y Georges en 1998.

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Planning in China

APA works closely with the central and local governments in the People's Republic of China. Explore opportunities for teaching, discussions, and projects.

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Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) was the outcome of U.S. President Barack Obama's call for a collaborative effort to mitigate the effects of climate change across the western hemisphere. ve, firmly believing that urban and regional planning can play a key role in achieving core objectives.

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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.