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).

Massachusetts Planning Magazine Spring 2024

The Spring 2024 issue of Massachusetts Planning is here!
We hope you find the articles enjoyable, informative,  and useful!
Look forward to the next issue of Massachusetts Planning coming in the Summer of 2024!

Announcements

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Job Opportunities

  • Planner/Senior Planner/Senior Planner II – PVPC

    Planner/Senior Planner/Senior Planner II – PVPC

    Up to two positions are available. The PVPC is seeking candidates for up to two planner positions. Under general supervision, these positions perform a wide variety of professional work in relation to regional planning, with an emphasis in grant writing for and implementing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, infrastructure …Read More »
  • Housing Administrator – Greenfield Housing Authority

    Housing Administrator – Greenfield Housing Authority

    The Greenfield Housing Authority (GHA) seeks an experienced and innovative housing administrator to lead and manage its programs, properties, and contracts. The GHA owns and operates 127 units of state-aided elderly/handicapped public housing, 114 units of state-aided family housing, administers 113 state MRVP vouchers, and 526 federal HCV vouchers. In …Read More »
  • Town Planner – Hooksett, NH

    Town Planner – Hooksett, NH

    Hooksett has location, location, location within 37.1 square miles! We are a community of over 14,500 residents situated on the Merrimack River in south-central New Hampshire. We are within an hour’s drive from our State’s beautiful Seacoast, Lakes, White Mountains and Boston, MA, all with direct access from Interstate 93 …Read More »
  • City Planner – City of Pittsfield

    City Planner – City of Pittsfield

    Shape the Future with Us: The City of Pittsfield is looking for its next City Planner! Do you dream of creating vibrant communities and sustainable urban spaces? Join our team as a City Planner and turn visions into reality. Your expertise will guide us in building a better tomorrow, one …Read More »
  • Planner – BSC Group

    Planner – BSC Group

    BSC Group is looking for a Planner with 2-5 years minimum in the field of planning. Please visit https://bsccompanies.bamboohr.com/careers/106?source=aWQ9MjQ%3D to apply!Read More »
  • Assistant Town Planner – Town of Cohasset

    Assistant Town Planner – Town of Cohasset

    The Town of Cohasset, an active waterfront community located on the South Shore, is currently looking for an Assistant Town Planner with a focus on sustainability. The team at the Town of Cohasset is known for being dynamic and collaborative, and we truly enjoy what we do. We are seeking …Read More »
  • Request for Quotes/Qualifications (RFQ) for Housing Consulting Services – Town of Belmont

    Request for Quotes/Qualifications (RFQ) for Housing Consulting Services – Town of Belmont

    The Town of Belmont is releasing an RFQ for a qualified housing planning consulting to provide critical housing services for the Town. These services include assistance with HOME projects, SHI-related activities, CPA projects, general support for the Housing Trust, and other general housing planning support. Interested parties please see the …Read More »
  • Planner I (Land Use ) – City of Stamford, CT

    Planner I (Land Use ) – City of Stamford, CT

    Type:Full Time Salary/Pay Rate:$67,959 – $ 87,376 Annually Posted Date:05/07/2024 Deadline to Apply:05/24/2024 DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Land Use Bureau Chief, assist in the delivery of planning and zoning activities; conducts, organizes and coordinates assigned projects and areas of responsibilities. Supports unique analyses and studies including planning and …Read More »
  • Resiliency Program Manager – CMRPC

    Resiliency Program Manager – CMRPC

    The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks candidates for the full-time (37.5 hours/week) position of Resiliency Program Manager. The ideal candidate will work on and coordinate the work of others on open space and recreation plans, hazard mitigation plans, climate pollution reduction, energy reduction and resiliency planning with the …Read More »
  • Communications Manager – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

    Communications Manager – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Positional Overview And Responsibilities – The Communications Manager is a dynamic member of our small team who will lead the organization’s communication outreach efforts, logistics, and standardized practices. Reinforcing the CRA’s principles regarding transparency and community engagement, this position will curate external messaging and media placement …Read More »
  • RFP – Housing Production Plan and Housing Needs Assessment

    RFP – Housing Production Plan and Housing Needs Assessment

    The Town of Wakefield (Town) is seeking proposals for the completion of a Housing Production Plan and Housing Needs Assessment. This project expects to complete a Housing Needs Assessment, the data of which will guide the Housing Production Plan. Contract # 2024-01 – Housing Production Plan & Housing Needs Assessment …Read More »
  • Town Planner – Town of Chatham

    Town Planner – Town of Chatham

    Chatham, MA (6,594 population, increasing to over 30,000 in summer), is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic professional to become its next Town Planner. Join a dedicated municipal team with innovative and supportive leadership within an excellent workplace environment that values its employees and promotes work-life balance. The Town Planner will be …Read More »

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