Community Assistance Workshops

As part of the National Planning Conference, the American Institute of Certified Planners sponsors the Community Planning Workshop, a one-day event that engages community leaders, citizens, and guest planners in discussing and proposing specific solutions to urban planning challenges.

2016 Community Planning Workshop

South Central Avenue – Phoenix
April 2, 2016

South Central Avenue is an important link from downtown Phoenix to the south side of the city, including the new Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area and South Mountain Park – the largest municipal park in the U.S.  Plans for the next light rail extension will follow South Central Avenue. The extension is expected to bring new life to the area, particularly the commercial corridor. 

Briefing booklet

Community Assistance Program (CAP) Training Webinar

This CAP Training Webinar is intended for professional planners, community organizers, and citizens interested in community planning. AICP members will gain a more nuanced set of skills related to organizing and participating in community workshops and other public engagement strategies (and earn 1 CM credit). Viewers will also learn effective ways of participating in public forums by developing new ways of eliciting input and important feedback from residents and stakeholders.

In addition to an overview of the direct technical assistance aspects of CAP, the webinar is intended for APA members interested in starting their own pro bono community assistance programs within their own chapters or divisions.


Completed Workshops

2015: Belltown Neighborhood, Seattle, Washington

2014: Broad Street / Garnett MARTA Station Area, Atlanta

2013: Arts and Industry, Chicago

2012: Trinidad Neighborhood, Washington, D.C.

2012: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles

2011: NoMa, Washington, D.C.

2011: Cote Ford Site, Mattapan, Boston

2010: Donaldsonville, Louisiana

2009: Chicago Avenue Lifesciences Corridor, Minneapolis

2008: West Las Vegas, Nevada

2007: Sharswood, Philadelphia

2006: Union Stockyard District, San Antonio

2005: West Oakland, California

2004: Barney Circle and Hill East, Washington, D.C.

2003: Denver Children's Hospital

2002: West Humboldt Park, Chicago