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