Policy and Advocacy

Legislative Priorities

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.

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Planning Home

Delivering the Housing Families and Communities Need

America is in a housing affordability and availability crisis. Planning is part of the solution.

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Infrastructure Principles

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.

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Amicus Curiae

APA works to advance planning through the judicial process by filing amicus curiae — friend of the court — briefs in select cases of national importance.

Communications Guide

This online, interactive guide is designed to help planners develop and deliver positive values-based messages about planning and APA to targeted audiences.