Chapter Presidents Council Planning History Timeline

The Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) of APA has provided this document as a free resource for examinees preparing for the AICP Certification Exam. To purchase the full CPC AICP Exam Study Manual, please contact your chapter's Professional Development Officer.

The history of the planning profession dates back hundreds of years, but yet understanding what’s happened in the past decade is just as important.  Our cities reflect planning history and that history affects us every day as planning practitioners. 

The document lists key events in the history of the planning profession.  Additionally, APA has an interactive timeline on their website which should also be referenced that provides more detailed information on many of these key events.