How You Can Get Involved
Make Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Part of Your Practice
Find EDI Events and Education
This is your opportunity to connect with colleagues, share, listen, and learn — digitally or in person. APA, and its Chapters and Divisions are actively committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity within local communities and the broader planning field.
Click below to access centralized lists of upcoming events and EDI programming from across APA's many peer networks:
Planning Directors Commitment to Change
Planning directors of 20 U.S. cities have released a joint public statement to collectively address racial equity issues in their practices and policies, with a commitment to change their work toward the goal of racially equitable communities in the future. The statement acknowledges decisions that have undermined equity in the past that are directly and indirectly attributable to planners, noting that these policies and actions negatively impacted the quality of neighborhoods and communities of color, and are related to aspects of current planning work.
APA Divisions and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
APA Divisions connect you with other planning professionals who share your passions, challenges, and experiences. Population-based divisions and interest groups specifically focus on planning issues that concern underrepresented populations.
Population-Based Divisions and Interest Groups
Explore what Divisions have to offer (APA student members can join up to five divisions for free)
The APA Ambassador Program is a volunteer activity led by members of the American Planning Association with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the power and value that the planning profession brings to communities. Particular emphasis is placed on reaching audiences of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.