Youth and Teachers

Planners play an active role in working with young people to build their awareness and appreciation for planning. Use these resources to engage youth in thinking and learning about their communities.

Kids' Planning Toolbox

Kids' Planning Toolbox blog logoAPA's blog focuses on youth engagement and education, with up-to-the-minute news about youth planning resources. Recent posts highlight programs on healthy food, urban design, energy efficiency, geography and maps, sustainability, and historic preservation.

Kids & CommunityKids & Community

This is APA's website for kids. Plan a scavenger hunt around your community. Find out just what planners do.

Youth Planning Charrettes

Include youth in the planning process using the guidelines provided in Youth Planning Charrettes, a practical guidebook for developing effective, interactive workshops for young people addressing real-world planning issues.

What Is Planning?

Planning is a profession that works to improve the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations.