Applied Research

APA’s applied research program draws on the expertise of staff, APA members, allied professionals, and partner organizations to identify, evaluate, and disseminate local and regional solutions to challenges associated with community growth and change.

Recent Publications


Sponsored Research

APA's sponsored research efforts use the National Centers for Planning to bridge the gap between theory and practice, providing evidence-informed guidance, educational opportunities, and place-based support.

Research KnowledgeBase

The Research KnowledgeBase connects APA members to curated collections of topically related resources. Each collection includes commentary and a collection-specific search tool.

Inquiry Answer Service

Through the Inquiry Answer Service, you can request customized, on-demand research at a rate of $125 per hour. You can also purchase a bundle of 25 hours at the discounted rate of $2,500.