National Community Planning Month

The achievements of planning are celebrated in October with National Community Planning Month. The 2015 theme was Healthy Communities, Healthy People.

NCPM logoHighlight the importance of planning and planners every October during National Community Planning Month! Last year's theme was Healthy Communities, Healthy People. The theme underscored the impact that the built environment can have on residents' health.

Check out the Graphics, Poster, Sample Proclamation, Sample Presentations, and more that helped promote National Community Planning Month. 

Also during October, APA announces the annual designees of its Great Places in America program. Check out previous designees.

Share Your Activities

How are you celebrating National Community Planning Month or calling attention to the value and importance of planning? Share your events, activities and photos! E-mail

And check out what other communities are doing for inspiration!

Spread the Word

Looking for a planner to come and speak at your event or community? Connect with a planner through APA's Ambassadors Program.

You can help spread the word about the importance of planning. Use the hashtag #planningmonth in your social media posts.

How do you love planning?

Count the ways and share them in October – National Community Planning Month.

Make APA's "I ♥ PLANNING" logo your profile image and use #planningmonth to show your love on social media.

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Proclamation Contest

Let's proclaim October as National Community Planning Month throughout the country. Last year, we had 27 states participate ... let's smash that record!

Learn how to participate in the Coast to Coast National Community Planning Month Proclamation Contest