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.

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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 bi-monthly for local officials. You'll belong to a chapter and benefit from local networking opportunities.

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Planning your future? Join APA today and get connected. What's in APA for you? Must-read professional publications like Planning. Opportunities to present your work, meet a mentor, and get career guidance. Networking with frontline planners. And a package of valuable discounts and benefits that comes with APA's Early Career Program. A year of student membership costs less than your average textbook, and your first year could be free!

Joinas a Student


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.

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