Issues, Policies, and News
An APA/AICP national survey found 78 percent of voters believe it is important for Congress to help communities solve urban growth and land use problems. Americans believe that the federal government can be a vital partner in promoting community livability and smart growth.
Each year APA adopts a slate of legislative priorities and a platform for policies to advance planning. These priorities guide APA’s advocacy work and outline the actions Congress should take to improve planning and the nation's communities.
Follow planning items in the federal budget each year from administration funding proposals to final budget bill adoption.
APA develops policy guides that represent the collective thinking of our members on vital issues facing the nation. The guides articulate specific policy positions and establish key principles for APA.
Get updates on important policy changes that affect planning and find out how to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.