When you join APA, you join thousands of planners, students, commissioners, public officials, educators, and citizens who have made a commitment to great communities. Learn more about the benefits of membership in APA.
Only in APA can you interact with planners from every region and discipline whose varied experiences and points of view will enlighten, stimulate, and inspire you. When you join APA, you receive Planning, APA's flagship publication. You'll join a chapter — your local source for networking and development — and find myriad opportunities to upgrade your planning skills and expand your network.
Joinas a Planner
APA is an experienced and helpful partner to local commissions and boards that are working to create vital, sustainable communities. Planning board membership includes all the benefits of APA membership at a cost below what practicing planners pay. You'll receive Planning magazine and The Commissioner, a quarterly for local officials. You'll belong to a chapter and benefit from local networking opportunities.
Joinas a Commissioner
You're on your way toward a career in planning. Now join APA and build a strong foundation of professional relationships and learning. Rub elbows with the pros, enjoy scholarship and leadership opportunities, and save on publications and conferences. APA knows students' finances are tight. Student members receive all the benefits of regular APA membership, plus The New Planner quarterly and student discounts.
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APA MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
APA membership is open to everyone who is committed to applying the benefits of planning to create communities of lasting value. We welcome individuals who work in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and other allied professions. We also welcome interested citizens who want to help their communities offer better choices for their neighbors, their colleagues, and themselves. Allied professionals and engaged citizens who join APA enjoy the same benefits as members who are professional planners.