Welcome

The American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). We are a 1,300-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).

Upcoming Events

To see all details and a list of all upcoming events click here.

Announcements

  • NEW MAPD WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE!

    NEW MAPD WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE!

    It has been a long time coming! MAPD has finally entered the 21st century and now has a new, snappy looking website!  Please update the bookmarks …Read More »
  • July Planner’s Therapy!

    July Planner’s Therapy!

    July Planner’s Therapy! Come join us for some cold drinks, good eats, and great conversation! Conveniently located by the Kendall Square T Station. Don’t miss …Read More »
  • Gulf of Maine 2050

    Gulf of Maine 2050

    Name of Event – Gulf of Maine 2050 – International Symposium Date(s) – November 4th through November 8th, 2019 Time – 12 pm November 4th to 12 pm November 8th …Read More »

Job Opportunities

  • Transportation Systems Management Office Director – St. Paul, MN

    Transportation Systems Management Office Director – St. Paul, MN

    MnDOT is seeking an experienced leader to oversee the implementation of its Office of Transportation System Management (OTSM) in providing various management support functions necessary to deliver MnDOT’s products and services. This senior manager plays a leadership role in innovative state and local multi-year capital and operating programs. This position …Read More »
  • Planner I/Data Manager and Analyst – PVPC

    Planner I/Data Manager and Analyst – PVPC

    Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Planner I/Data Manager and Analyst:  Seeking a collaborative professional to serve a primary role in managing, supplying, and analyzing data for ongoing planning initiatives through PVPC’s Regional Information and Policy Center. Candidates must have exceptional computer, research, and communication skills plus be creative, well organized and …Read More »
  • Monument Committee – City of Lowell

    Monument Committee – City of Lowell

    The City of Lowell is seeking candidates to join the Monument Committee. The Monument Committee shall establish policies governing the naming or dedication of public spaces, whether they be inside public buildings or on public grounds. The policy would include a standard application process; naming or dedication criteria; design guidelines; …Read More »