Human Rights Day – Mass. Association of Consulting Planners

Join in the worldwide celebration of Human Rights Day on December 10, 2020. The Mass. Association of Consulting Planners as part of the global observance will be hosting an online screening of the film I Am Not Your Negro, along with a discussion of the film. We will explore how the film’s themes touch on contemporary struggles for human rights, and how planners can engage, support and advance race equity and human rights. I Am … Read more

CPTC Fall Workshops Begin October 28th!

CPTC is offering 13 e-workshops for Fall 2020. E-Workshops are designed for citizen and professional planners in Massachusetts. The workshops cover subjects such as zoning, housing, design review, 40B, special permits and more. Each workshop is led by an Massachusetts expert in the subject area. The fee is $20.00 per workshop. The workshops are sponsored by individual regional planning agencies. You can attend any workshop. Some workshops offer credit toward CPTC Certificate, MIIA credit.. This … Read more

APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards – Nominations Open!

  Thanks to all who submitted nominations for this year’s Annual Awards. The Awards Committee is busy in its review and results will be known soon! The Awards will be presented at the APA-MA/MAPD “Virtual” Annual Awards on Friday, December 11th– save the date! For any questions regarding the awards program, please contact Brian Currie, Chapter Manager, at

PDO Corner

Hello APA-MA Members! I hope that everyone is and well and finding safe ways to continue to interact with family, friends, and colleagues at this time.  At APA-MA we are continuing to do our best to offer professional development opportunities that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.  We are especially looking forward to Virtual Southern New England Planning Association Conference on October 29th and 30th.  APA-MA and APA-RI have teamed up … Read more

APA-Region I Webinar Series – Completing the Count – Planners and the U.S. Census!

  Completing the Count – Planners and the U.S. Census! September 3, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am     Thanks to everyone who participated in this webinar! It was a great success! For those who missed this opportunity the power point presentation for each speaker are available below. A video of the webinar is available by clicking here Speakers: Download Slide show Carly Bari is a Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. In … Read more

Welcome APA-MA Economic Development Committee Co-Chairs!

APA-MA welcomes Paul DiGiuseppe, CNU-A, MPA, Director of Planning & Economic Development, Town of Norton, MA and  Kathleen (Kathy) McCabe, FAICP of McCabe Enterprises  as Economic Development Committee Co-Chairs! Thanks to both for volunteering their time and expertise on behalf of the APA-MA membership. You can find out more about this and other APA-MA committees by visiting our web page at Thanks!

APA-MA Webinar! “Speeding Up Slow Streets”

Did you miss the Speeding Up Slow Streets webinar on Wednesday, July 1st? Fear not! You can check out the recording and presentations anytime! MANY thanks to the APA-MA Transportation Committee, under the leadership of Alison Felix, AICP, for putting this together. Webinar Recording Webinar Presentations  

MACP Survey – Effects of Covid-19 on private practice planners

The Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners wants to hear from you as to the effects of Covid-19 on private practice planners and to ask if there is anything we can do to help and support you.  This survey takes 2 to 4 minutes. Thank you in advance for your input! Here is the link:

Planner’s Book Group!

Would you have interest in being part of a no-pressure, VIRTUAL book group for like-minded lovers of planning for community, sustainability, social equity, etc.? A new planner’s book group just started up that is geared toward professional planners but open to planners-at-heart, too! This is for fun mostly, but also to keep fresh with our knowledge and perspective so we can continue to make a difference and stay relevant. As we get further and further … Read more

APA Facebook Live – National Planning Awards!

APA brought together the community to share innovative ideas and celebrate planners through our first virtual awards celebration, which was held on Sunday April 26th. This year’s recipients include APA-MA members Bob Mitchell, FAICP, who received the Outstanding Site Visitor Award,  Savannah-Nicole Villalba, who received the Outstanding Planning Student Award and Jennifer Erickson who received the APA President’s Award. Congratulations to all!