Welcome

The American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). We are a 1,100-plus member organization of professional planners and planning officials who serve Massachusetts communities in many ways, at all levels of government, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations.

Mission

The mission of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association is to enhance and support planning in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, outreach, communication, and provision of services & resources to members and the larger planning community, in a manner that maximizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learn more about The American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA).

Get Involved! Get together!

Join the APA-MA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee!

Please email Alison LeFlore at alison.leflore@stantec.com to volunteer.
All APA-MA members are invited to join!

 

Call for Creative Volunteers – APA National Planning Conference 2021

The APA National Planning Conference (NPC21) is virtual in 2021.  Both APA National and the Local Host Committee are committed to making sure New England is well represented! The virtual format of NPC21 conference provides us with unique opportunities that have not been available through in-person conferences. One way to create a distinct New England touch is to highlight projects, people and places throughout the region, especially those that aren’t accessible through your traditional mobile workshop.  The Local Host Committee is looking for creative volunteers to help find and develop this content and create unique ways to promote it.  Anyone can help, but we are particularly interested in planners with photography, videography, recording, mixing and editing skills.  If you are interested in helping make this landmark conference the Best Conference EVAH, please email Scott Turner, Chair of the Local Host Committee, at sdt@envpartners.com.  We can’t wait to work with you!!!

 

Virtual Planner’s Therapy is ringing in the New Year with your winter therapy dates scheduled!  Regardless of how much it might snow or ice, we will be meeting for our regular therapy sessions!  Don’t miss out on a chance to socialize with other planners and compare notes regarding your planning highs and lows.  Professional dress and masks not required!

RSVP for January’s Planner’s Therapy to Elizabeth Wood, at events@apa-ma.org by Tuesday, January 19th and you will receive a link to the Zoom therapy session the day before the event.

Dates:
Thursday January 21st   from 5pm-6:00PM
Thursday, February 18th from 5pm-6:00PM
Thursday March 18th from 5pm-6:00PM

Announcements

Job Opportunities

  • Planner II or Senior Planner – MAPC

    Planner II or Senior Planner – MAPC

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position Planner II or Senior Planner in Regional Housing + Land Use to join the agency’s Housing Working Group within the Land Use Department. Especially given the impact of the COVID emergency on people’s work and home schedules, the hiring …Read More »
  • RFP Housing Production Plan – Town of Arlington

    RFP Housing Production Plan – Town of Arlington

    The Town of Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) acting through the Town Manager is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms for Consulting Services related to updating the Town of Arlington’s Housing Production Plan. A copy of the RFP outlining the requirements for submission is available online …Read More »
  • Request for Proposals CDBG Administration – Town of Barnstable

    Request for Proposals CDBG Administration – Town of Barnstable

    The Procurement Office of the Town of Barnstable on behalf of the Director of Planning and Development is soliciting responses from qualified individuals or firms to assist the Town in administering its CDBG Entitlement Grant and CDBG-CV3 grant. This solicitation is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts …Read More »
  • Transportation Engineer – City of Lowell

    Transportation Engineer – City of Lowell

    The City of Lowell is seeking candidates for the position of Transportation Engineer in the Department of Planning and Development. The position reports directly to the Assistant City Manager/Director of Planning & Development; Deputy Director, Division of Planning and Development and is responsible for developing plans for surface transportation projects …Read More »
  • Senior Comprehensive Planner – Old Colony Planning Council

    Senior Comprehensive Planner – Old Colony Planning Council

    Fast-paced and collaborative, the Community Planning and Economic Development Department is responsible for delivering plans and projects at the regional and city/town levels, in particular but not limited to the following: regional and municipal long-range planning, including visioning and master plans; municipal vulnerability and hazard mitigation planning; municipal energy use …Read More »
  • Senior Planner and Principal Planner – Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)

    Senior Planner and Principal Planner – Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)

    Part time (18 hours weekly). Temporary (approximately five months). No fringe benefits.  Minimum Bachelors’ degree and experience in urban planning or related field to perform, multidisciplinary, complex local, and regional planning assignments. See full job descriptions at www.mrpc.org. Senior Planner(s) from $33.85 to $42.31, Principal Planner(s) $30.77 to $38.46, (both hourly) …Read More »

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