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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 Summer 2024

The Summer  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 Fall of 2024!

 

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Job Opportunities

  • Chief Planner – City of El Paso, Texas

    Chief Planner – City of El Paso, Texas

    Salary: $68,430.00- $108,430.00 Application/Job Description link: Chief Planner | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com) Requirements: Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning or Design, Architecture, Business or Public Administration, Transportation, Historic Preservation or related field and four (4) years professional experience in Urban or …Read More »
  • City Planner & Assistant City Planner- City of Concord, NH

    City Planner & Assistant City Planner- City of Concord, NH

    The City of Concord, NH is looking to fill the following positions: City Planner:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/concordnh/jobs/4571611/city-planner?1 Assistant City Planner – Zoning: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/concordnh/jobs/4571594/assistant-city-planner-zoning?1Read More »
  • RFP – Plan of Conservation & Development- Town of Darien, CT

    RFP – Plan of Conservation & Development- Town of Darien, CT

    The Town of Darien, CT is requesting proposals from qualified planning firms/consultants to update the Darien’s Plan of Conservation & Development (POCD), pursuant to CGS 8-23. It can be found at:  https://darienct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4113/2026-DARIEN-POCD-UPDATE-RFP-6202024?bidId= SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, August 26, 2024 @ 4 PM SUBMISSION CONTACT: Fred Doneit, AICP, GISP, Assistant Director of Planning;  FDoneit@darienct.govRead More »
  • Land Use Director – Town of Lenox

    Land Use Director – Town of Lenox

    The Town of Lenox is seeking qualified, intrinsically motivated candidates for the position of Land Use Director. The Lenox Land Use Department protects the quality of life of the residents of the Town of Lenox and the natural environment through implementation and enforcement of the community’s standards for land use …Read More »
  • Planning Director – Town of Duxbury

    Planning Director – Town of Duxbury

    The idyllic town of Duxbury is located on Cape Cod Bay, 35 miles south of Boston on the South Shore. We are a community with a population of 16,090. Duxbury’s landscape includes dunes and salt marshes, rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, swamps and cranberry bogs, as well as forests, …Read More »
  • Brookline Housing Authority—Program Representative, Finance

    Brookline Housing Authority—Program Representative, Finance

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: § Supports accounts payable (AP) functions for all BHA programs, including all our LLC’s. Assists with filing of paid checks; maintains the various BHA AP files in a clean and timely manner. Assists with pulling AP records for the various audits, as needed. § Processes rent …Read More »
  • Planner – City of Portland, Maine

    Planner – City of Portland, Maine

    The Department of Planning and Urban Development is seeking candidates for a planner position to conduct development review and to undertake planning initiatives for the sustained growth and vitality of Portland, Maine. This position is primarily focused on reviewing applications for new development proposals, but will also include the opportunity …Read More »
  • Junior to Mid-Level Planner DREAM Collaborative

    Junior to Mid-Level Planner DREAM Collaborative

    Seeking Junior to Mid-Level Planner for Boston Design Firm DREAM Collaborative, a Boston-based MBE architecture, planning, and development firm, is seeking a dynamic and motivated Junior to Mid-Level Urban Planner with 3 to 5 years of planning work experience to join our diversity-powered team. DREAM’s Urban Design & Planning studio’s …Read More »
  • RFP – Citywide Land Use Needs Assessment – Boston Redevelopment Authority

    RFP – Citywide Land Use Needs Assessment – Boston Redevelopment Authority

    The Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”) d/b/a Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”), by its Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”), is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to perform consultant services for the “Citywide Land Use Needs Assessment”. The RFP is issued in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30B, as may …Read More »
  • Environmental Program Manager – MVPC

    Environmental Program Manager – MVPC

    Full-time (35 hours per week) position Starting Salary Range: $80,000 – $120,000 commensurate with experience The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) is seeking an Environmental Program Manager to provide leadership in developing and carrying out MVPC’s Regional Environmental Planning Program in coordination with the policies of the Commission. This position …Read More »
  • Director of Sustainability – UMass Lowell

    Director of Sustainability – UMass Lowell

    General Summary of Position: Reporting to and under the guidance of the Senior Executive Director of the Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy, Climate Tech, and Economic Development, the Director of Sustainability supports the university’s commitment to sustainability initiatives and programs that reduce environmental impacts, improve efficiency of the University’s …Read More »
  • Resiliency Program Manager – Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

    Resiliency Program Manager – Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

    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 »

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