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Message From ACSP President Weiping Wu

Tuesday, October 31, 2017  
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Welcome to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning!

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of more than 100 university departments and programs offering planning degrees as well as programs that offer degrees affiliated with planning. We also have individual faculty, retired faculty, and student members. Most of our school members are located in North America, particularly the U.S., but our individual members are from around the world.

ACSP connects educators, researchers, and students, to advance knowledge about planning education and research. We are committed to promoting the field of planning as a diverse global community that works collectively toward healthy, equitable, and sustainable neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Our members convene together at annual conferences and workshops, disseminate research through ACSP’s journal of record JPER (Journal of Planning Education and Research) and beyond, and engage with like-minded colleagues in a variety of interest groups including the Faculty Women’s Interest Group, Global Planning Educators Interest Group, and the Planners of Color Interest Group.

In the next two years, my presidential agenda prioritizes our collective efforts around “Elevating and Connecting, Globally and Professionally”:

  •  Globalizing and diversifying toward an inclusive planning academy, to sustain growth through globalization and diversity;
  • Expanding public engagement and presence, to become the intellectual base for engaging in critical issues; and
  • Educating future planners for emerging roles, to prepare them as change agents with new knowledge and skills.

Thank you for your interest in ACSP. Our expanded professional staff will be delighted to connect with you.


Weiping Wu, Columbia University
ACSP President 2017-2019


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • 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.


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