Massachusetts Planning Magazine

Massachusetts Planning is published quarterly by APA-MA in hyperlinked PDF format (see back issues below). Each issue of the magazine includes Chapter news and feature articles on trends and important planning developments impacting the Commonwealth and the profession. Readers include municipal and regional planning officials, local land use commission members, economic development directors, academics, members of state agencies and non-profit organizations, real estate development teams, and others involved in the land use planning and management process.

We welcome your submissions for future issues of Massachusetts Planning. Articles typically range between 500-1,500 words and should include accompanying graphics (i.e., photos, diagrams, etc.). Please reach out to editor Peter Lowitt, FAICP, at with a short abstract of your content suggestions and to discuss deadlines.

Planning consultants, attorneys, civil engineers, urban designers, expert witnesses, software providers, and others who are interested in promoting their products and services to the Massachusetts planning community are encouraged to advertise in Massachusetts Planning. See the rate sheet to learn more. We appreciate your support!


Winter 2018

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018


Winter 2019