The ACSP Community Forum engages our academic community on issues of urban and regional planning education and research. The Forum is open to all who are interested. You do not have to be an individual member of ACSP to engage on the Forum, or a faculty member in a school with institutional ACSP membership, although it is necessary to set up a free account and login to connect via the ACSP website. The Forum can be viewed on the ACSP website by anyone, though it is necessary to login in order to post to the Forum. 

Not a member? Click here to learn more about membership options for institutions and individuals. Friends and colleagues can participate with ACSP with a Guest Account. There is no fee but there is limited access to the full benefits of the ACSP website.

The Forum serves as a place for advancing dialogue, sharing opportunities, inviting feedback, seeking collaborators, and promoting successes that relate to the range of issues and challenges facing urban and regional planning education and research. ACSP seeks dialogue that engages diverse viewpoints, invites participation from all Forum members, and values productive debate that helps us to think critically about our work and our impact. We seek your ongoing engagement to ensure that this Forum remains vital and relevant.

Click here to view step-by-step instructions for accessing and using the Forum.

The ACSP Forum utilizes a set of basic Netiquette Guidelines to promote a welcoming and productive opportunity for all to engage.  The Forum offers a “Report” function to flag posts that Forum members identify as inconsistent with the Netiquette Guidelines.  The ACSP Special Committee on Communication will review all reported posts and determine next steps.

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  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.