APA-MA/MAPD Movie N’ Meetup

Save the date for the next APA-MA/MAPD Movie N’ Meetup! The movie is “Human Scale”  View the Official Trailer  When:          October 10th, 5:30 pm Where:        MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Sponsors:  APA-MA, Mass. Association of Consulting Planners, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Mass. Association of Planning Directors. Details to follow!  

SNEAPA Registration has opened!

 After reviewing a record 95+ session proposals, the SNEAPA Committee is very excited about this year’s program. View Thursday’s Sessions and Friday’s Sessions to see for yourself! We’ll also have four mobile workshops exploring Springfield’s downtown redevelopment, visiting Springfield’s new murals, touring a recreational and medical cannabis facility, and learning about brownfield redevelopment in Chicopee.  These tours sell out fast so register today to reserve your spot! Online registration closes on October 11th, so register today here View the 2019 Registration Rates … Read more

2019 APA-MA Annual Awards – Nominations Open!

It is time again to recognize and celebrate recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession. The American Planning Association – Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2019 APA-MA Awards Program. The APA-MA awards program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD). Each year APA-MA and MAPD acknowledge planners and their work through its awards program. The program is designed to recognize an outstanding … Read more

NNECAPA – Early Registration Open!

Northern New England Chapter – APA Now Open! Early bird registration for NNECAPA’s Annual Northern New England Planning Conference is now open: https://nne.planning.org/meetings/conference/ This year’s annual NNECAPA conference will be held November 13 -15, 2019 at the beautiful Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. To celebrate the unique culture and economy of our region, the NNECAPA Conference Organizing Group (COG) is accepting proposals for sessions that focus on topics such as tourism, recreation, energy, housing, climate change, infrastructure, … Read more


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 in your browser (both on your desktop and mobile device)  to the following URL: : https://www.massplanning.org/.   Kindly note that we are still in the process of populating the new website with content. I would like extend a big shout out to Amanda Loomis, MAPD Treasurer for seeing this effort to fruition! … Read more

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 this opportunity to connect with your fellow planner! Where: Cambridge Brewing Company 1 Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 494-1994 When: Thursday July 25th @ 5:00 PM Menu: www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com RSVP: events@apa-ma.org  

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 Description  – Join leaders from across New England and the Maritime Provinces for this unprecedented event that brings together environmental, economic, social and institutional perspectives on climate resilience in the Gulf of Maine. Together we will learn how the Gulf of Maine is expected to change in the next 30 years, … Read more


Stay tuned for news of a July Planner’s Therapy! Looking forward to seeing you! RSVP to: events@apa-ma.org  

Western Regional Representative Needed!

The position of Western Regional Representative to the APA-MA Board of Directors will becoming available in the next few weeks. We are looking for a volunteer to fill the position for the remainder of this year. If you live or work in the APA-MA Western Region and are interested let us know! Send a letter of interest along with a short bio or resume to communications@apa-ma.org. The Board of Directors is looking to fill this vacancy at its meeting of June … Read more

Nominations for the next class of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Dear APA-MA Member, APA is beginning the nomination process for the next class of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. They are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Class of Fellows with a deadline of October 10, 2019. Fellows of AICP are honored in recognition of the achievements of the planner as an individual, elevating the Fellow before the public and the profession as a model planner who has made significant contributions to planning … Read more