Advance Planning Policy
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Lame Duck Advocacy
The 115th Congress has an opportunity now to make communities healthier and more prosperous.
Tell Congress to fully fund key housing and transportation programs and to permanently reauthorize the primary federal source for park funding.
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APA's Policy Agenda Calls on Congress to Advance Key Priorities
In 2018, APA and planning advocates are urging Congress to advance four planning priorities essential to making communities stronger.
Delivering the Housing Families and Communities Need
America is in a housing affordability and availability crisis. Planning is part of the solution.
Principles for New Federal Infrastructure Investment Policy
APA's Infrastructure Principles offer some policy directives that Congress should use to ensure that federal infrastructure investment is designed to strengthen communities, boost the economy, and expand opportunity.
Planners' Advocacy Network
Join the national network of engaged planning advocates working to shape federal and state policy outcomes.
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Legislative Action Center
Use this resource to connect directly with elected officials and take action on pending legislation that impacts planning.
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APA works to advance planning through the judicial process by filing amicus curiae — friend of the court — briefs in select cases of national importance.
This online, interactive guide is designed to help planners develop and deliver positive values-based messages about planning and APA to targeted audiences.