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APA Sees Record Attendance at NPC19

Thursday, April 18, 2019  
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A record-setting 6,445 experts from planning, government, higher education, and allied professions connected at the American Planning Association’s 2019 National Planning Conference (NPC19) in San Francisco. National leaders, experts and many other influential APA partners from around the country, and even the world, shared their knowledge and insights April 13-16, 2019.

Coverage of the premier planning event is readily available. I invite you to consider sharing it with your readers, members and constituents. APA spokespeople are also available to provide an additional perspective on the event and the trajectory of the planning profession. Photos and additional information are available for your unique audience needs.

The following is just a sample of content that is ready to share or reference in your own coverage:

A key theme throughout NPC19 was strengthening connections within the profession and our communities. Thanks to the work of two member-led equity-related task forces and APA’s Diversity Committee, we have great momentum established to inspire change towards a better future. Planners are in the prime position to be proactive as catalysts for change in our communities. Read more at

APA is committed to working with valuable partners like you to provide leadership in the creation of stronger, healthier and more just communities. Join us in spreading the news of progress towards creating sustainable communities of lasting value.

Don’t forget to add Houston NPC20 dates on your calendar – April 25-28, 2020!


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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