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Clemson University Local Host Session 1 - Public-Private Partnerships and the Redevelopment of Downtown Greenville
Thursday, 9:45am – 11:15am

Greenville’s downtown is an outstanding example of successful redevelopment. During the 1970s, the downtown was in decline, with boarded-up buildings, vacant lots, and empty streets in the evening. Through a concerted program of visionary planning, civic leadership, public infrastructure projects, and private investment over several decades, the downtown bounced back and has evolved into the lively district of today. Specific strategies included the creation of anchors, mixed-use development, using public improvements to leverage private development, a pedestrian focus, and making the Reedy River a civic centerpiece. In this session, panelists will reflect on the decades-long process of downtown revitalization in Greenville, exploring both public and private dimensions. What are the lessons for urban planners from this compelling case study? What strategies were most successful? Can this success story be replicated in other cities and, if so, what are the essential preconditions for positive change?

Moderator: Cliff Ellis, Clemson University


  • Knox White, Mayor, City of Greenville, SC
  • Nancy Whitworth, Deputy City Manager, City of Greenville, SC
  • Robert Hughes, Chairman, Hughes Development Corporation
  • Barry Nocks, Clemson University


GPEIG Roundtable: Role of Planners in International Development Organizations’ Efforts to Make Cities Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable
Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) adopted the New Urban Agenda in Quito, Ecuador in 2016. The New Agenda presents a shared global vision in line with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, especially Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. This year, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, will launch the New Urban Agenda online platform, a global repository of information on progress on the New Urban Agenda and the urban-related SDG. It will also hold its first global stakeholder's forum in Nairobi, Kenya, for facilitating a dialogue on fostering innovation to create inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. The United Nations' vision of creating such cities place planners in the position of helping global initiatives, previously the onus of international aid agencies and national governments. Hence, the GPEIG sponsored session will address the following questions: (1) Why have cities become so central to the efforts of international development organizations such as the United Nations? (2) What is the progress on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the urban-related Sustainable Development Goals? (3) What roles could planning scholars, educators and practitioners play in strengthening international development agencies' initiatives to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable? (4) What are the key opportunities and challenges for planning scholars, educators and practitioners as they work towards strengthening these initiatives to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable?


  • Emel Ganapati, Florida International University, GPEIG Co-chair
  • Praveen Maghelal, Khalifa University, GPEIG Co-chair


  • Bruce Stiftel, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Elisabeth Hamin, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Eugenie Birch, University of Pennsylvania
  • Francis Owusu, Iowa State University
  • Jeff Soule, American Planning Association
  • Jerry Anthony, University of Iowa


Chair’s Track - PAB Program Administrator Orientation
Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

During this session, PAB will go through the accreditation timeline and process, as well as, the preparation of the Self-Study Report (SSR).


  • Connie Ozawa, Portland State University, PAB Chair
  • Ed Goetz, University of Minnesota, PAB Board Member
  • Jesmarie Johnson, Planning Accreditation Board, Executive Director


Spark Innovation in Learning Design - The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Thursday, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

What does it take to design and integrate active learning activities into your classroom and improve the effectiveness of your instruction? Interested in sharing your creative course design expertise, passion for teaching and learning and furthering innovation in learning design for planners? In this session, you will learn how recipients of the 2019 ACSP and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy curriculum innovation award designed engaging learning experiences that foster creative applications of policies and tools for students and how you can incorporate innovative design elements to improve your course and teaching practice. Award recipients will showcase exemplary modules from their course, strategic thinking behind their design, and insights from actual classroom use.

To honor excellence in teaching and spark innovation in designing learning experiences, ACSP and the Lincoln Institute will continue to offer the Curriculum Innovation Award. Attend this session and learn about the guidelines, criteria, and process to apply for the 2020 Curriculum Innovation Award.

Moderator: Ge Vu, Instructional Designer, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Participants: Curriculum Innovation Award Recipients


Chair’s Track - ACSP Annual Business Meeting – All Department/Program Chairs Invited
Friday, 7:00am – 8:15am

More than just continental breakfast, please attend to hear the state of the Association and welcome in our new board members for 2019-2021. Chairs, please RSVP to ddodd@acsp.org.


GPEIG Roundtable Breakfast Session: "Global" Dimensions of Planning: Moving Beyond Program Accreditation Requirements
Friday, 7:00am – 8:15am

One of Planning Accreditation Board's (PAB) general planning knowledge requirements relates to global dimensions of planning: 'interactions, flows of people and materials, cultures, and differing approaches to planning across world regions.' The proposal panel will facilitate dialogue on accreditation standards to motivate educators to explore innovative approaches to course content and delivery on global dimensions of planning. The questions that will be addressed in the panel include: (1) What are the challenges faced by planning departments in meeting PAB global requirements? (2) Is meeting the PAB global requirements enough education for students (domestic and international) seeking to work professionally or conduct research in international settings? Why or why not? (3) What are some innovative models planning programs use to teach global dimensions of planning?


  • Emel Ganapati, Florida International University, GPEIG Co-chair
  • Praveen Maghelal, Khalifa University, GPEIG Co-chair


  • Neema Kudva, Cornell University
  • Connie Ozawa, Portland State University
  • Andrew Rumbach, University of California Denver
  • Zorica Nedovic-Budic, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lucie Laurian, University of Iowa
  • Gavin Shatkin, Northeastern University
  • Petra Doan, Florida State University


Chair’s Track - Developing and Measuring Learning Outcomes for Professional Planning Degrees
Friday, 8:30am – 9:45am

After a decade+ of promotion and advocacy on the importance of establishing learning outcomes, including the founding of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) VALUE initiative, a majority of institutions of higher education require both undergraduate and graduate programs to identify and record them on annual basis. Learning outcomes have become accepted as a necessary component for understanding students’ achievement and as a vehicle for program improvements. The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) included the learning outcomes requirement in its 2012 standards and criteria; the 2017 version took a step further to more explicitly connect strategic planning goals with the assessment of the program(s) and their respective learning outcomes. These assessments are to be based on ‘clearly defined approach, methodology, and indicators’. The learning outcomes are here to stay and be dealt with. Following on several sessions at the ACSP Administrators Conference, organized by the Committee on the Academy and based on the demand noted in the feedback and survey of planning chairs / heads, this session continues the conversation. If you are a new program chair or department head / chair, or an administrator preparing for a forthcoming accreditation process, join this session and hear from experienced colleagues about the development of learning outcomes and the ways to measure them on regular basis. Learn and discuss the what, why, and how of this relatively new trend and the learning outcomes requirements for professional planning programs. How are the learning outcomes integrated into curriculum structure, course activities, and capstone experiences? Which terms are appropriate for articulating them? What types of assessments are applicable? How to translate a program’s strategic goals to programmatic learning elements and outcomes. The session will feature representatives of the programs recently identified by PAB as having noteworthy practices on outcomes assessment.

Moderator: TBD
Participants: TBD


Clemson University Local Host Session 2 – Manifesting the Swamp Rabbit Trail: The Co-evolution of Economic Development and Non-motorized Infrastructure Benefits from Environmental Remediation
Friday, 10:00am – 11:15am

Non-motorized transportation infrastructure has the potential to promote safe, efficient, integrated mobility for a variety of purposes that may include recreational and tourism opportunities, promote healthier lifestyles, and facilitate utilitarian functions (e.g., commuting). Infrastructure and related investments on combined bicycle and pedestrian trails such as the Rails-To-Trails program, have had notable local economic impacts. These merit attention from a diversity of stakeholders, including city and regional planners, real-estate developers, business and tourism ventures, local communities, and nature-oriented recreational and conservation groups. The purpose of this roundtable is to share local and national-level experiences related to implementation of non-motorized transportation infrastructure and programs, their economic and real-estate redevelopment impacts, and how the public and private sectors have collaborated (or not), strategized or leverage this type of investments in their overall city visions, development, and plans.

Moderator: Enrique Ramos, Assistant Professor, Clemson University


  • Brandy Amidon, Mayor, City of Traveler’s Rest
  • Ty Houck, Director of Greenways, Natural and Historic Resources, Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Mary Walsh, Owner, Swamp Rabbit Grocery
  • Rob Howell & Nathan Galbreath, Developers, Hampton Station
  • Lisa Hallo, Land Policy Director, Upstate Forever


Student Workshop: Publishing in Planning: Where and How?
Friday, 10:00am – 11:15am

Organized by the ACSP Student Governing Board Representatives. This workshop focuses on publishing in planning journals as a student or recent graduate. Topics of discussion will include: publishing expectations of doctoral students, journal selection, publishing a paper from the dissertation, and the merits of various types of publication (e.g. peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, book chapters). The format of the workshop will be largely interactive with a panel of faculty (some of whom are current/former editors) to share valuable tips and insights and answer questions.

Moderator: Awais Azhar, University of Texas at Austin, ACSP Student Governing Board Representative


  • Ann Forsyth, Editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association; Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • Gulsah Akar, Editor of the Journal of Planning Literature; The Ohio State University
  • Mickey Lauria, Clemson University
  • Clinton Andrew, Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Michael Lens, University of California, Los Angeles


Chairs Track - Planning in the Shadow of Giants: A Discussion about the Experiences of Small Planning Programs, Roundtable 10.4
Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm

The full abstract can be found here: put “Planning in the Shadow” in your PDF search box, or use the page number box in the top left of the PDF to go to the bottom of page 882.

Moderator: Sarah Coffin, Saint Louis University


  • Michael Frisch, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Laura Solitare, Texas Southern University
  • Jeffrey Doshna, Temple University
  • Daniel Campo, Morgan State University


JPER & JAPA Co-Hosted Roundtable - International Scholarship in Our Planning Journals
Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm

The editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and the Journal of the American Planning Association have organized a roundtable on international scholarship. Scholarly publishing is globalizing even as individual nations have been looking inward. Participants will discuss four key questions affecting scholars, our flagship journals, and their audiences. First, what is the value of scholarship by authors based elsewhere for North American planners? Second, what are the relative merits of international cases and explicitly comparative work? Third, what is rise of Chinese and other nations' university systems doing to our journals? Fourth, what do international authors need to know? Participants will represent the perspectives of foreign scholars, foreign-born and native North America-based scholars, journal editors and publishers. Add your voice to this important discussion.


  • Clinton Andrews, Editor, Journal of Planning Education and Research
  • Ann Forsyth, Editor, Journal of the American Planning Association


Mobile Tours
Friday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Details here! If you wish to purchase a ticket for a mobile tour and have already registered for the conference, please email registration@acsp.org. Let us know quickly! Some are very close to selling out.

  • Upstate South Carolina’s Transportation Technology Cluster Tour (bus)
  • Economic Redevelopment in Downtown Greenville: How Governments, Businesses, and Private Citizens Have Worked Together (walking)
  • From Brownfield to Amenity: The Rainbow Reedy’s Watershed Restoration Tour (bus)
  • Bicycling the Swamp Rabbit Trail Tours (two options, 2-hour or 4-hour)
  • Restructuring the Dining Experience: A New Downtown Restaurant Model (walking and eating tour!)
  • Adaptive Re-use: The Upstate Mill Revitalization Tour (bus)


Chair’s Track - Enrollment Management – Strategizing with the Future in Mind
Friday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Interested in learning more about the evolving landscape in the world of Higher Education enrollment? Do you play a key role in managing enrollment for a graduate professional school or degree program? Has your school, college, or degree program recently experienced new trends in prospective student interest, applications, or enrollment and you aren’t sure why? Please join us for an engaging discussion around emerging trends in graduate student recruitment, admissions, and enrollment. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues to share and learn about what’s working well (and maybe not so well) to affect school / program enrollments. Huron Consulting Group, experts in higher education, will facilitate a discussion and provide insight on market trends and industry best-practices and examples of how they’ve partnered with graduate programs to enhance enrollment outcomes, including strategies for ensuring alignment around enrollment goals and market demands, improving recruitment and admissions processes and outcomes, bolstering yield results, and increasing the impact of financial aid award strategies, among other topics.

Workshop Leaders:

  • Alex Faklis, Director, Huron Consulting Group - During her tenure at Huron, Alex has partnered on distinct engagements with more than 25 universities. Alex specializes in operational assessments, strategic planning and its alignment with technology, and performance improvement. Her higher education experience includes working directly in university settings as well as in consultative roles.
  • Katie Kovacs, Manager, Huron Consulting Group - Katie has 10 years of experience in higher education, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, partnering with institutions ranging from public, land-grant universities to top-tier, selective private colleges. She brings deep experience in recruitment and admission strategy for domestic and international students, new student programming, and transfer student integration. Katie’s ability to understand campus culture, align resources with objectives, and optimize organizational design and operations improves service, outcomes, and efficiency for institutions and assists them in reaching their missional goals of improving student success.

If you’d like to attend this workshop:


Leaping the Hurdles & Navigating the Maze: Getting Funding from NSF & the Kauffman Foundation
Friday, 3:45pm – 5:15pm

This session is intended for faculty members, professionals, and graduate students interested in learning how to prepare successful proposals for research grants. Staff from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will highlight the hurdles commonly experienced by applicants and guide participants through the maze. They will discuss review criteria at both organizations and will also provide information on doctoral student support, early investigator funding opportunities, and faculty submission guidelines.

Workshop Leaders:

  • AJ Herrmann is a senior program officer – knowledge creation and research in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He manages a diverse set of research grants which support the entrepreneurship research team’s goals of developing more detailed and nuanced data on entrepreneurs and trends in entrepreneurship, identifying barriers faced by entrepreneurs, and evaluating potential strategies for overcoming those barriers. His work includes grantmaking and management, research program design, and helping translate data into actionable research through projects such as the Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Kauffman, A.J. worked as a consultant at the Manhattan Strategy Group, where he led a number of research-focused projects for public sector organizations, with a primary focus on economic inclusion, education, and workforce development. A.J. holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School at the University of California – Berkeley.
  • Antoinette WinklerPrins has been appointed Deputy Division Director for the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), at the National Science Foundation (NSF) (effective 9/1/19). Antoinette holds an M.U.P. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research has been on smallholder agricultural systems, soil knowledge, and urban agriculture using cultural, political and historical ecology frameworks. At NSF Antoinette was a Geography and Spatial Sciences Program Officer and participated in the management of the Dynamics of Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), Coastlines and People (CoPe) and Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS). Prior to joining NSF Antoinette was a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University and a Program Director for GIS and Environmental Programs at the Johns Hopkins University.


Workshop on Writing and Teaching with Cases - The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Friday, 3:45pm – 5:15pm

In today’s interconnected world in which the effects of global economic trends reverberate throughout local economies and issues like climate change crosses political and geographical boundaries, content knowledge and technical skills are insufficient to prepare future planners to achieve the goals and aspirations of their communities. In this interactive session, you will learn how the case method can support planners to learn new knowledge and develop strategic thinking skills through engaging in critical conversations, diagnosing problems, and designing solutions.

This workshop will focus on strategies and techniques for leading case discussion and strategies and supports for researching and writing cases. A panel of 2019 case study award recipients will share their case studies, highlight elements that are essential to the effectiveness of a case for classroom instruction, and insights from their first-hand experience writing cases.

Moderator: Ge Vu, Instructional Designer, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Participants: Case Study Award Recipients


Career Information Sessions

Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

  • University of California Berkeley, City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design
  • Harvard GSD, Urban & Planning Design
  • University of Utah, City & Metropolitan Planning

Friday, 3:15pm – 4:15pm

  • University of California Berkeley, City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Urban & Regional Studies and Planning
  • University of British Columbia, SCARP

Friday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

  • University at Buffalo, Department of Urban & Regional Planning
  • Clemson University, City Planning and Real Estate Development
  • Space available! Contact Natalie Lozano, Conference Manager, natalie@acsp.org


Poster Session
Poster presentations have become a tradition for the ACSP conference. Presenters will be available to share their work during the Friday afternoon reception in the Community Center in two sessions broken down by track (Conference Tracks).

Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Track 1 - Analytical Methods, Technology & Society
  • Track 2 - Community Development
  • Track 3 - Economic Development
  • Track 4 - Environmental Planning & Resource Management
  • Track 5 - Gender & Diversity in Planning
  • Track 6 - Housing

Friday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Track 7 - International Development Planning
  • Track 8 - Land Use Policy & Governance
  • Track 9 - Food Systems, Community Health, Safety
  • Track 10 - Planning Education & Pedagogy
  • Track 11 - Planning History
  • Track 12 - Planning Process, Administration, Law & Dispute Resolution
  • Track 13 - Planning Theory
  • Track 14 - Regional Planning
  • Track 15 - Transportation
  • Track 16 - Urban Design

Before and after the Friday reception for the posters, the posters will be on display in the Community Center. A committee will judge “Best Poster” on Friday morning so the winning poster can have a blue ribbon to display during the reception. We will also have a People’s Choice award – the winner voted on by secret ballot using the conference app during the reception. The winner of Best Poster will be notified in advance, and announced at the Saturday Luncheon. The winner of People's Choice will be announced via social media! Watch for it!

Every hour during the poster session new snacks are brought out for attendees. Come anytime! Preview the posters using the on-line web schedule.


Student Job Market Workshop: Preparing for the Job Market
Saturday, 8:00am – 9:30am

Organized by the ACSP Student Governing Board Representatives. This workshop is geared towards doctoral students who are on the job market, will be applying soon, or are interested in learning about the job application and interview process. It features faculty who have been part of search committees and/or were recent job market candidates. The format is primarily focused on student interest, so come prepared with questions!

Moderator: Elham Masoomkhah, Clemson University, ACSP Student Governing Board Representative

Participants [invited]:

  • Vincent Reina, University of Pennsylvania
  • Mickey Lauria, Clemson University
  • Jennifer Clark, Ohio State University
  • Eran Ben Joseph, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Noreen MacDonald, University of North Carolina
  • Vonu Thakuriah, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


APA Roundtable: Emerging Opportunities to Connect Research and Practice
Saturday, 9:45am – 11:15am

This session will include APA Staff, FutureShape Academia and Practitioners.

Moderator: Mary Kay Peck, Chair, APA Foundation Board of Directors


  • Yaminah Noonoo, APA Leadership Manager
  • Reid Ewing, University of Utah
  • Jordan Yin, Alabama A&M University
  • David Morley, Research Program and QA Manager for Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association
  • Sagar Shah, Planning and Community Health Center Manager for Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association


Chair’s Track - ACSP Enrollment Task Force Listening Session
Saturday, 9:45am – 11:15am

The Enrollment Task Force was charged to document the extent to which our member programs' student enrollments are declining, investigate why this is happening, summarize what programs are doing about it, and whether planning as a field should pursue a STEM designation. Task force members will summarize what was learned about undergraduate and masters programs during the first year of the task force, and seek input on how best to approach its second year of work, focusing on PhD programs. Attend and share your views.


  • Clinton Andrews, Co-Chair, ACSP Task Force on Enrollment
  • Lucie Laurian, Co-Chair, ACSP Task Force on Enrollment


Roundtable on the Future of Community Development
Saturday, 11:30am – 12:30pm

All are welcome to this open dialogue about emerging trends and current debates in the community development literature. Drawing on new or recent books on theory, practice, and pedagogy in community development, the following authors will get the conversation rolling:

  • Patricia Wilson, The Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe, Routledge 2019
  • Laura Harjo, Spiral to the Stars: Mvskoke Tools of Futurity, Arizona University Press, 2019
  • Scott Bollens, Trajectories of Conflict and Peace: Jerusalem and Belfast since 1994, Routledge 2018
  • Rhonda Phillips, Co-editor, Routledge Handbook of Community Development, 2017, and
  • Nihal Perera, People's Spaces: Coping, Familiarizing, Creating, Routledge, 2016


TransAtlantic Session - AESOP-ACSP Migration and Planning 1: Impacts and Transformations
Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

These two roundtables, 1) Impacts and Transformations; and 2) Integration and Inclusion continue the discussion that took place at AESOP with the aim of furthering scholarship on migration and urban planning in a European and North American comparative perspective. The session will also explore morsels of hope in our planning communities that contribute to inclusive approaches to integrate migrants. We aim to identify planning efforts that support a multicultural society, encourage tolerance, and create equity in this increasingly hostile migration environment. These special sessions will ultimately explore innovative planning scholarship emerging in this critical area of importance to our discipline.

Moderator: Weiping Wu, Columbia University [ACSP]


  • Fernando Burga, University of Minnesota [ACSP]
  • Teresa Vazquez, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez [ACSP]
  • Gerardo Sandoval, University of Oregon [ACSP]
  • Angelique Chettiparambil Rajan, University of Reading [AESOP]
  • Cathy Yang Liu, Georgia State University [ACSP]


Chair’s Track - PAB Roundtable: The Value of Accreditation
Saturday, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) and the Task Force on Innovation and Communication in Planning Education will host a workshop on the value of accreditation. PAB and the Task Force seek input from its stakeholders on what accreditation means for planning education:

How aware are stakeholders of PAB’s role as an accreditor and its standards for professional education?
What role does accreditation play in the field, and what value does it provide to the planning programs?
How can PAB more effectively communicate its role?

Moderator: Alex Lieber, AICP, Planner, AKRF, Inc.; Vice Chair of PAB & Chair of the Task Force on Innovation and Communication in Planning Education


TransAtlantic Session - AESOP-ACSP Migration and Planning 2: Integration and Inclusion
Saturday, 5:15pm – 6:30pm

These two roundtables, 1) Impacts and Transformations; and 2) Integration and Inclusion continue the discussion that took place at AESOP with the aim of furthering scholarship on migration and urban planning in a European and North American comparative perspective. The session will also explore morsels of hope in our planning communities that contribute to inclusive approaches to integrate migrants. We aim to identify planning efforts that support a multicultural society, encourage tolerance, and create equity in this increasingly hostile migration environment. These special sessions will ultimately explore innovative planning scholarship emerging in this critical area of importance to our discipline.

Moderator: Gerardo Sandoval, University of Oregon [ACSP]


  • Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland [ACSP]
  • Maria Francesca Piazzoni, University of Liverpool [AESOP]
  • Sandeep Agrawal, University of Alberta [ACSP]
  • John Arroyo, University of Oregon [ACSP]
  • Martin Wickel, HafenCity University Hamburg [AESOP]


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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