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Artificial Intelligence and Planning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the study and application of computer algorithms (i.e., decision-making procedures) that mimic human decision-making. In recent decades, advances in hardware and the proliferation of large data sets have led to major advances in AI technology and the widespread use of AI-enabled devices.

So far, relatively few planners routinely apply AI to their work. However, AI has tremendous potential to shape the communities planners serve. Beyond this, AI may transform the planning profession by automating some tasks traditionally performed by planners and creating new areas of planning practice.

From this page, you can search for resources that provide background or policy guidance on the effects of artificial intelligence on communities and the practice of planning. And you can filter these search results by various geographic and demographic characteristics.

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Artificial Intelligence

This edition of PAS QuickNotes examines the opportunities and threats posed by artificial intelligence on the planning field.

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Applying Algorithms to Land-Use Decision Making

This edition of Zoning Practice considers how algorithms can improve development review.

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The Art of Learning by Example

This Planning article explains how artificial intelligence can improve the practice of planning.

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Keeping Current in a Technology-Driven Future

This APA Learn course explores the latest tools and technologies that are shaping modern planning practice.

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Computer Vision and Community Vision

This APA Learn course instructs how computer vision can be applied to planning practice.

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Technology’s Impact on the Planning Practice

This APA Learn course provides perspective on the integration of artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies, on planning.

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