Applied Research

Current Research

Discover research on sustaining, improving, and creating vital communities

National Centers for Planning

APA's National Centers for Planning are dedicated to helping planners create communities of lasting value.

Green Communities Center

The Green Communities Center advances practices that improve environmental quality, address climate change, and reduce development impacts on natural resources.

Priorities
  • Green and Blue Infrastructure
  • Green Energy
  • Green Transportation

Hazards Planning Center

The Hazards Planning Center advances practices that promote resilience by reducing the impact of natural hazards on communities and regions.

Priorities
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Post Disaster Recovery
  • Climate Change Adaption

Planning and Community Health Center

The Planning and Community Health Center advances practices that improve human environments to promote public health through active living, healthy eating, and health in all planning policies.

Priorities
  • Active Living
  • Food Systems
  • Health in all Planning Policies