International Planning

Many challenges and commitments to planning cross geographic, national, and institutional borders.

Consider engaging in these efforts and groups to make a difference around the world — creating better communities for all:

Planning in China

APA works closely with the central and local governments in the People's Republic of China. Explore opportunities for teaching, discussions, and projects.

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Global Planners Network

GPN is a network of national planning associations, including APA, that convene to share planning ideas, approaches, and good practices — building the capacities for planning across the globe.

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Habitat III

APA has been a long-term partner with the United Nations efforts to address global urbanization and settlement patterns. World Urban Forums happen every other year and are managed by UN Habitat.

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World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.

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Fundamentos de Planificación de Sitios

Los Fundamentos de Planificación de Sitios es un manual escrito en español dedicado a la planificación de sitios. Está enfocado principalmente en los países de Centroamérica y del Caribe que más sufrieron los efectos de los huracanes Mitch y Georges en 1998.

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The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) was the outcome of U.S. President Barack Obama's call for a collaborative effort to mitigate the effects of climate change across the western hemisphere. ECPA was an umbrella of initiatives that partner public, private, and academic organizations to promote sustainable development, the use of alternative energy, and the elimination of poverty. APA petitioned the State Department to conduct an ECPA initiative, firmly believing that urban and regional planning can play a key role in achieving core objectives.

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Supporting Innovation

Case Studies from Latin America on Sustainable Housing and Community Development

Read about how APA's demonstration projects overcame planning and governance challenges and how APA provided strategic technical assistance programs that guided each organization through critical phases of their projects.


APA International Division

APA's International Division is active in promoting information, networking, and professional development opportunities related to international planning. In pursuit of these goals, the division provides a limited number of grants for projects and study abroad. Other programs and activities include a newsletter, conference sessions, and professional development and networking events.

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