News Release: September 28, 2017

APA Strengthens Partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

APA becomes a Silver Sponsor, supporting ACSP’s conference and year-long activities.

CHICAGO — The American Planning Association (APA) is now a Silver Sponsor to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). The sponsorship strengthens APA's connection to both planning academics and students.

"Planning academics play an important role not only in inspiring and encouraging future planners but also contributing to the extensive knowledge base of APA's publications and research," said Monica Groh, APA's director of emerging professionals. "We look forward to expanding our support of these two member groups and addressing their needs."

Through the sponsorship, APA will again have a strong presence at ACSP's 2017 conference, this year entitled "Cities, Regions & Growth: Smart, Inclusive, Equitable?" APA is leading two sessions on research and publications, to explore better opportunities to engage with the academic community and connect practitioners and academics.

APA offers membership programs that are uniquely designed for the academic and student community — Academic Membership Program and Student Membership Program. An additional benefit for APA members is the ability to directly impact the development of APA's upcoming policy guides, including Social Equity and Inclusive Growth and Housing.

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science, and profession of good planning — physical, economic, and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago with almost 38,000 members worldwide in nearly 100 countries. For more information, visit

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Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395;