Citizen Education

Keep your local community members informed and up to date on the planning process with these resources.

Books for Citizens

The American Planning Association publishes a series of books, The Citizen's Guide to ..., written for a non-planner audience and available through APA's PlanningBooks.com.

Beyond the Books

Many APA chapters, universities and colleges, allied organizations, and APA members conduct workshops, conferences, lectures, and other programs that are suitable for citizens. There are outreach programs to bring planning issues before the public through the media, including APA's Public Affairs program.

Learn about Planning

APA's audio/web conferences are a great way to learn about planning. The 2008-09 series includes "Great Plans, Great Communities," a program for all.

National Community Planning Month

October is National Community Planning Month. Hear about planning's successful endeavors and dedicated planners in celebrations around the country.

Great Places in America

Every day, planners work to create great places to live, work, and play. Learn more about Great Places in America, a program to designate remarkable streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces.