APA by the Numbers

  • 35,000 members from 100+ countries
  • 47 chapters throughout the United States
  • 21 divisions that embrace the wide range of planning
  • Two office locations: Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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The American Planning Association was created in 1978 by the consolidation of the American Institute of Planners and the American Society of Planning Officials, but its roots extend to 1909 and the first National Conference on City Planning in Washington, D.C.

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