APA helps you advocate for your community.
View APA's policy guides outlining official association positions.
Each year APA adopts a slate of legislative priorities and a platform for policies to advance planning.
APA Members: A webinar update on federal appropriations for planning programs, tips on preparing for the state legislative sessions, and a preview of what's ahead.
APA staff blogs the latest news about federal legislation, events, and policies.
From Capitol Hill to state capitols, policy makers are taking actions that will shape the plans of communities nationwide. Attend APAs annual event, formerly known as the Federal Policy & Program Briefing, to find out what's happening and speak out for good planning. Registration is now open.
Discover how APA advances the planning agenda by filing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in selected cases of national importance. Read the text of APA's briefs and court decisions in the cases.
Find tools, guides and other resources for effective grassroots advocacy. Find out how to get involved!
Get tips and ideas for discussing planning with your elected representatives.
Access action alerts and send e-mail to your federal and state representatives. Get complete information on each member of Congress, track votes, and follow key issues.
APA's Legislative Network is made up of legislative liaisons from each APA Chapter.
APA Members: This toolkit for APA members covers messages, social media, media relations, allies and partners, and contentious issues. The online guide features illustrations, audio, and video.
APA Members: Enlist in basic training. Communications Boot Camp includes podcasts of webinars, how-to guides, case studies, and other online training materials — everything you need to become a forceful champion of planning in your community.
APA's Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook: Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of Change is a guidebook outlining options for model legislation.
The Guidebook and its accompanying User Manual are the culmination of APA's seven-year Growing Smart project, an effort to draft the next generation of model planning and zoning legislation for the U.S.