Research

FutureShape, a signature cause of the APA Foundation, is focused on creating the first peer-vetted research agenda for the planning profession.

The APA Foundation supports research that provides planners with tools and solutions to help communities plan for future challenges and respond to trends.

FutureShape is one such research initiative. FutureShape is a collaboratively produced research agenda for the planning profession that can be used by funders, researchers, and others as a guide to prioritize research activities worldwide.

FutureShape was created by thought leaders, planners, officials, and funders to build an authoritative blueprint for the impact of planning in the 21st century.

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