Get key planning information from APA. Read publications and study research results. Listen to podcasts and watch video. Visit the library.


APA's research projects result in practical, up-to-date information about best practices in urban and regional planning.

National Centers for Planning

The centers engage in policy, research, and education involving community health, natural and man-made hazards, and green communities.

On the Radar

Learn from APA's Divisions Council about topics of interest to planners and the public: Planning for a More Dynamic Population, Aging and Livable Communities, Food Systems, and Airports in the Region.

RSS Feeds

APA offers a member feed for Jobs Online and a subscriber feed for Consultants Online. Everyone may subscribe to the feed about new books in the APA Library and the feeds from our blogs.

APA Publications

APA's variety of printed and online publications explore planning in all its breadth and depth.

APA Blogs

A wide variety of APA staff and guest bloggers showcase the latest on the National Planning Conference, Policy News, Sustaining Places, Kids and Planning, and Hazards Recovery.


BroadcastAPA offers regularly updated podcasts and videos.

APA Library

APA's library in the Chicago office houses more than 4,500 volumes on planning and allied fields and subscribes to more than 60 journals and newsletters.

The library is open to members, students, academics, and interested citizens by appointment only. To schedule a visit, please e-mail the librarian at