Welcome

The American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). We are a 1,400-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 planning in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, outreach, communication, and provision of services & resources to members and the larger planning community.

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

Webinars

 

 

 

Keeping Planning Responsive During COVID-19 - Part 2 

Thanks to those who participated in the APA-MA/MAPD webinar “Keeping Planning Responsive During COVID-19 - Part 2” on ThursdayApril 16thSpecial thanks to our speakers Susan Murphy and Gregg Corbo representing MMLA, Brittney Franklin from MMA, and Lizzi Weyant from MAPC who guided us through H.4598, which was signed by the Governor on April 3rd.

If you missed this webinar, it is available by clicking here. Use this link to access Guidance on Permitting Provisions (Section 17) of Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020”

Keeping Planning Responsive During COVID-19 - Part 1

Thanks to those who participated in the APA-MA/MAPD webinar “Keeping Planning Responsive During COVID-19”  on Friday, March 27th.  Special thanks to Barbara Huggins Carboni, Esq. and Jon Witten, Esq. from KP Law, who guided us through the Governor’s March 12th Emergency Order that made for temporary changes to the municipal planning landscape, including the Open Meeting Law, Public Records Law and Land Use Permitting.

If you missed this webinar, it is available by clicking here. Click on these links to access the webinar Power Point presentation and hand-outs on the Open Meeting Law, Public Records Law and Land Use Permitting.

As events unfold APA-MA & MAPD will be updating you on any changes that impact the planning community. Thank you and stay safe!

 

Are you interested in hosting a Planning Webcast session? If you have never hosted a session before, do not fear! Contact Christine Dersi Davis at info@ohioplanning.org,  and she will walk you through the steps! Available dates for the next few months are below. Remember, you may reserve a date with Christine Dersi Davis before having all the session information together!

Click here to see all the upcoming webinars and to register!

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Announcements

Job Opportunities

  • Notice Request For Proposals – City of Danbury –  2023 Plan of Conservation and Development Update

    Notice Request For Proposals – City of Danbury – 2023 Plan of Conservation and Development Update

    Bid # 03-19-20-01 The City of Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut is seeking the services of a qualified professional planning consulting firm or firms to prepare the City’s 2023 Plan of Conservation and Development (“POCD”) Update in accordance with a detailed Scope of Services and in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes …Read More »
  • Senior Transportation Planner – MASCO

    Senior Transportation Planner – MASCO

    Nationally recognized for its high-quality services and innovative initiatives, MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for those who live, work, study, or receive care in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA), a key economic engine for New England. A $36-million …Read More »
  • Technical Service Leader/Planning & Project Development – McMahon Associates

    Technical Service Leader/Planning & Project Development – McMahon Associates

    POSITION SUMMARY: We are currently seeking a Technical Service Leader that will lead our Planning and Project Development Group. In this role, the Technical Service Leader will manage planning staff in the New England Region, assist in training and mentoring of staff, and contribute to the growth of the New …Read More »
  • Senior Planner – Town of Watertown

    Senior Planner – Town of Watertown

    The Town of Watertown is seeking to fill a dynamic position in a vision-focused Department of Community Development and Planning to provide technical assistance in the fields of housing, community planning and economic development, land use planning, zoning, project review, capital improvements, grants and working with the Planning Board, Board …Read More »
  • Request for Proposals – Sterling Master Plan

    Request for Proposals – Sterling Master Plan

    The Town of Sterling is seeking qualified consultants to prepare a Master Plan for the Town.  A full proposal package with specifications will be available May 4, 2020 at 11 AM in the Sterling Town Planner Office or via email to Domenica Tatasciore, Town Planner at dtatasciore@sterling-ma.gov. All questions/RFI must …Read More »
  • Community & Economic Development Planner – The North Country Council

    Community & Economic Development Planner – The North Country Council

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community & Economic Development Planner will provide professional, technical and administrative support the Council’s community development work program. The Planner filling this position will be responsible for research, development, and implementation of plans, studies and recommendations pertaining to areas economic and community development, land …Read More »

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