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).

Lunchtime Conversations, Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Use, Annual Awards!

APA-MA Housing & Community Development Committee
Lunchtime Conversations

Thanks to everyone who joined us live for the APA-MA Housing & Community Development Committee’s first four “Lunchtime Conversation” meetings! These conversations have been well received so stay tuned for additional conversations soon!

If you couldn’t join us live you can watch these conversations by following the links below:

HCD Committee 11/16/2021, Building 100% Affordable Housing with Non-Profit Developers: https://youtu.be/MGZkNVyoigc

HCD Committee 10-19-2021, CEDAC: Resources for Non-Profit Affordable Housing Developmenthttps://youtu.be/RnpYLYlEKqU

HCD Committee: 08-17-2021, CHAPA’s Municipal Engagement Program: https://youtu.be/XRgYjtIzXRI

HCD Committee: 07-20-2021, Local Initiative Support Program (LISC): Technical Assistance and Funding for Affordable Housing & Community Development: https://youtu.be/qHofX4QjRFE

We are always looking for topics of interest from our Chapter members. If you have a topic, please let us know by emailing communications@apa-ma.org.

Thank you!

 

The Guidebook to Massachusetts Land Use 2021
Now On-line!

Many thanks to Bob Mitchell, FAICP and Bob Ritchie, Esq. for all their great work authoring this tremendous resource for the APA-MA community. The Guidebook can now be viewed by clicking on this link: apa-ma.org/resources/guidebook/.

You will need to APA ID# to access the Guidebook. You can find your APA ID# by logging into your profile at www.planning.org or by contacting us at communications@apa-ma.org. If you need a refresher on the Guidebook there is an informational webinar available by clicking here.

Again, thanks to Bob and Bob and to all those who contributed to make this document available to all APA-MA members! Happy researching!

 

APA-MA 2021 Annual Business Meeting Annual Awards

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting & 2021 Annual Awardsof the APA-MA Chapter. We reviewed the challenges and opportunities of the past year, reviewed of the Chapter’s finances, and introduced the new 2022-2023 APA-MA Board of Directors! We are looking forward to serving the APA-MA membership for the next two years!

Immediately following the Annual Business Meeting were the APA-MA Annual Awards, honoring innovative planning projects and professionals across Massachusetts. Thanks to everyone who nominated a plan or person. It made for challenging decisions for the Awards Committee! For those of you who couldn’t join us we have provided the following link: where you can view the entire awards ceremony in its entirety!

Thanks again to everyone who made these events possible!

Announcements

Sponsorships

 

 

Job Opportunities

  • Project Planner – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

    Project Planner – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

    The Project Planner is a dynamic player on our small team who is involved in many aspects of work of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA). There is no typical day, and you will enjoy wearing multiple hats working across various city planning topics.  With your experience and initiative, you will …Read More »
  • PLANNER I/II (Transportation Planner) – Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

    PLANNER I/II (Transportation Planner) – Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

    Regional Planner position with the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG), consisting of twenty-two municipalities in a region with a population of 280,430. Assists with the administration of SCCOG’s transportation planning program; participates in comprehensive planning activities and functions; provides assistance to member municipalities.  May attend night meetings. Minimum Qualifications, …Read More »
  • RFP – Phase 1 of a Comprehensive Master Plan – Town of Leverett

    RFP – Phase 1 of a Comprehensive Master Plan – Town of Leverett

    The Town of Leverett, MA, seeks proposals from qualified consultants to develop Phase 1 of two phases of Comprehensive Master Plan consistent with the requirements under MGL Chapter 41, Section 81D. Leverett is a town of about 2,000 individuals located in western Massachusetts, next to Amherst. For more information contact …Read More »
  • Transit Data Analyst – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)

    Transit Data Analyst – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)

    The PVPC is seeking candidates for a Transit Data Analyst.  This position will provide extensive technical support services to the region’s transit authority. Candidates must be technically sound, able to handle multiple projects and have excellent analytical skills with knowledge of SQL, R Programming and Excel. Familiarity with GIS and …Read More »
  • Zoning Enforcement Officer – Town of Darien, CT

    Zoning Enforcement Officer – Town of Darien, CT

    Location:              Planning & Zoning Division, Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT Hours:                  35 hrs. wk./8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday – Thursday (4-day work week) Compensation:    $79,036 to $97,820 DOE (Grade: TC-6) (Eligible for full benefits package including: health insurance [medical, Rx, dental & vision], retirement plan, Town …Read More »
  • Economic Development Planner II/Senior Economic Development Planner – MAPC

    Economic Development Planner II/Senior Economic Development Planner – MAPC

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is looking to fill the following positions: Economic Development Planner II https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc/jobs/3386384/economic-development-planner-ii?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Senior Economic Development Planner https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc/jobs/3386307/senior-economic-development-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobsRead More »

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