Planning Consultant Directory

The American Planning Association strives to create great communities for all, and consultants play a critical role in bringing additional capacity and expertise to communities that need their support. That's why we're re-imagining the way planners and consultants connect with APA's Planning Consultant Directory.

APA's Planning Consultant Directory is the professional planner's directory of partners and trusted advisors, and it's the best way to get in front of your target market.

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If you are interested in improving your SEO results, you probably have heard this many times — get high quality backlinks. Having quality links to your site builds trust in search engines and among prospective clients. Unfortunately, getting high quality links is not always easy.

That's where APA can help — list your firm in APA's Planning Consultant Directory and you'll be linked from a top-quality, trustworthy, and authoritative domain.

What About Google?

APA's Planning Consultant Directory is a top result for phrases like "find a planning consultant" and "planning consultants" in Google. Expand your ambitions by partnering with APA to connect with a new and broader client base.

Perfect For Small and Mid-size Firms

APA's Planning Consultant Directory connects planning consultants with each other and with communities that need their expertise and resources. The directory is integral part of the highly visited Consultants section of the APA website. And a link to APA's Planning Consultant Directory appears in each issue of APA Interact, our weekly member newsletter reaching 35,000 readers.

What About Diversity?

Veteran Owned, Minority Owned, and Women Owned firms are highlighted by specialty search filters that display your firm's status to prospective communities and partner firms.

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Level 1 | $250

Listing includes:

  • 1 US region
  • 1 home/primary office listing
  • Logo displays in list view and detail view


Level 2 | $500

Listing includes:

  • 2 US regions
  • 1 home/primary office listing
  • 5 branch office listings
  • Logo displays in list view and detail view



Level 3 | $1000

Listing includes:

  • 4 US regions
  • 1 home/primary office listing
  • 15 branch office listings
  • Logo displays in list view and detail view


Level 4 | $2500

Listing includes:

  • 5 US regions (all)
  • 1 home/primary office listing
  • 25 branch office listings
  • Logo displays in list view and detail view


  • Featured placement on list of consultants


  • 1 sponsored blog post**



** Blog post will be on a mutually agreed upon topic and posted on a mutually agreed upon date.

All Planning Consultant Directory Listings Include*

US Regions
Choose a location or locations based on participation level:
Northeast | Southeast | Midwest | Southwest | West

Select 15 from our list of 28 areas of specialization unique to planning.

Services Offered***
Code Writing. Legal Services. On-Call. Identify what services you offer.

Business Certification
Veteran Owned | Minority Owned | Women Owned

Short and Long Descriptions
Take these opportunities to introduce your firm to our audience.

Social Links
Where can we find you on social media?

More Information

*Listing are for a 12 month period beginning from the date of submission.

Specialties** (choose a maximum of 15)

  • Community or Neighborhood Development
  • Comprehensive, Master or Long-Range Planning
  • Design/Build Services
  • Downtowns and Main Streets
  • Economic Development and Revitalization
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Planning
  • Equity/Diversity-Based Planning
  • Facilities Planning Management
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis
  • Food Systems or Public Health Planning
  • Hazard Mitigation, Disaster Recovery, or Resiliency
  • Historic or Cultural Resources Preservation
  • Housing Policy, Design, or Implementation
  • Institutional Campus Planning
  • Land-Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
  • Management, Budgeting, or Finance
  • Military Base Planning and Repurposing
  • Mixed-Use Development Planning
  • Parking Standards and Traffic Engineering
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure/Active Transportation
  • Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Planning
  • Sustainability or Climate Protection Planning
  • Streetscape/Corridor Improvements and Beautification
  • Transportation Planning
  • Wayfinding and Signage
  • Universal Design/Age-Friendly Planning/ADA Compliance
  • Visioning and Placemaking

Services Offered*** (choose as many as applicable)

  • Code Writing
  • Community Engagement
  • On-Call Planning Services
  • Plan Creation or Updates
  • Planning Law/Legal Services
  • Project Management
  • Research and Analysis
  • Urban Design Services
  • Technology Services
  • Zoning Administration/Development Services


Please contact us using our customer service form.