Planners work with diverse groups to find a common and encompassing community vision. Diversity within the profession is essential to this work, and APA members are committed to fostering such diversity.

The Right to TransportationThe Right to Transportation

Does transportation affect the lives of minority, low-income, elderly, and physically disabled citizens? The answer is yes — and those effects can be profound, according to The Right to Transportation, a guide to transportation equity by Thomas Sanchez and Marc Brenman.

The Right to Transportation

Diversity Forums

APA members who are working to promote social, economic, and racial equity have come together at several APA National Planning Conferences to share information, resources, and ideas.

Diversity Forum reports


Allied Organizations


Appointments to the Planning Accreditation Board

APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, have made two 2009 appointments to the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). Fernando Costa, FAICP, was reappointed and former Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams was appointed .

Read about these appointments