Planning Marks First 100 Years
In May 1909, the First National Conference on City Planning was held in Washington, D.C., with 43 attendees. Throughout 2009, APA celebrated our profession's 100 years of making great communities.
Planning Centennial Video
The Broadcast APA team recorded a number of centennial video histories at the 2008 National Planning Conference in Las Vegas.
View long-time members Jerome Kaufman, FAICP; Brenda Scheer, AICP; Dwight Merriam, FAICP; and Christopher Silver, AICP, as they tell Planning's Executive Editor Ruth Knack, AICP, what motivated them to enter the field of planning.
1909-2109: Sustaining the Lasting Value of American Planning
The achievements of America's first 100 years of planning.
A Look Back
A Retrospective on the First National Conference on City Planning (1909)
An article from Planning & Environmental Law.
The Next 100 Years Video Competition
APA asked students to create a video that captures their vision for the next 100 years. Congratulations to the winners, Michael Lancaster and Catherine P. Walsh from the University of Maryland.
View of the proposed Chicago civic center plaza. Painted for the Commercial Club by Jules Guerin. © 1909 by Commerical Club of Chicago.
100 Essential Books of Planning
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American planning movement, the American Planning Association has created a list of the books essential to planning.
These essential books come from every decade starting in 1909, the date of the first national planning conference, through 2009.
Celebrate on Foot
Take a look at how your community developed or how it is evolving by hosting a planning walking tour. The tour can be a way to celebrate 100 years of planning or to look at how planning has impacted your community.
Anyone can develop and host a walking tour. Consider doing the tour as part of a chapter activity or for your student planning organization.
Tour subjects could include a historic master planned community such as Radburn, New Jersey; Greenbelt, Maryland; Morgan Park, Minnesota; The Woodlands, Texas; Greendale, Wisconsin; or Greenhills, Ohio.