Policy Issues

The American Planning Association advocates for federal programs that provide communities with the tools and support to create communities of lasting value.

Policy Guides

View APA’s policy guides outlining official association positions representing members’ collective thinking, and actions to improve the political environment for planning.

APA conducts national policy polls to gauge opinions and perceptions about planning and planners. APA's survey of millennials and baby boomers dispels popular assumptions on how to improve local economies and attract new residents.

Legislative Priorities

Each year, APA adopts a slate of legislative priorities to advance planning. Members Only: Access this webinar for updates on federal appropriations for planning programs and tips on preparing for state legislative sessions.