The Federal Planning Division provides a forum for people involved in the development and/or implementation of comprehensive planning and land management policies, techniques, and procedures for federal properties located within the United States and overseas. By focusing on planning and land management, the division's objective is to improve the quality of life for persons who live on, work on, and/or use federal lands and facilities; and to protect and enhance the value of federal properties for their designated purposes.
A secondary objective of the Division is to foster positive economic, environmental, and social relationships between federal lands and adjacent, non-federal communities and areas. Finally, the division supports and/or promotes all federal planning programs which provide technical and/or financial assistance to state, regional, and local communities in the United States, and to both US interests and national governments abroad.
The division focuses on programs that protect and enhance those properties and improve the lives of the individuals who live on, work on, and/or use federal lands and facilities. The division hosts a website and a newsletter, Federal Planning Network.
Any person or organization with an interest in federal planning may join the division. The division seeks a broad and diverse membership. Individuals or organizations who wish to support the Division's activities may receive all membership services upon payment of dues, but may not vote on any Division business unless they are paying members of APA. The membership of FPD is diverse, including employees of many U.S. federal agencies and contractors, planners from communities with federal installations, and several international members.