APA Awards and Honors

Recognizing great planning and celebrating the individuals who make it happen.

National Planning Awards

Each year, APA recognizes outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership.

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Great Places in America

APA honors places — in communities large and small — that celebrate stories of exemplary planning that has resulted in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.

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AICP Fellows

Election to Fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) is a recognition of exceptional AICP planners who have made significant contributions to planning and society in a variety of ways: professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community services, and leadership.

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Student Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

Find out eligibility and criteria, nomination and submission process, and lists of previous winners for prestigious planning student awards, scholarships and fellowships.

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Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places

Through this initiative, APA defined a set of principles to guide comprehensive plans for sustaining places, and developed these guiding principles into a set of recommended planning practices to serve as a resource for the preparation of local comprehensive plans.

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