The American Planning Association (APA) represents the interests of planning and planners. APA dues support the development of planning policy, public information, and fellowships and awards. Members belong to a local chapter with its own conferences, meetings, and newsletters. APA publishes books through its own Planners Press. These books and others in the field of planning are available through the Planners Bookstore in Chicago. APA Publishes Planning magazine, APA Journal, Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, and Zoning News. APA’s Planning Advisory Service (PAS) provides members with PAS reports which cover subjects of current interest to practicing planners; the Memo, a monthly bulletin; and access to a national data bank of zoning and subdivision ordinances, agency reports, books and periodicals.
American Planning Association, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Suite 704 Washington, DC 20036-1904 (202) 872-0611 (202) 872-0611 Internet: http://www.planning.org
APA Planners Bookstore, 1313 East 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637 (312) 955-9100
The Council of State Community Development Agencies, a membership association consisting primarily of state agencies, addresses the common interests and goals of states with respect to community and economic development, housing, public works assistance, and state-local relations.
Council of State Community Development Agencies, Hall of States Building, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W. Suite 251 Washington, DC 20001 (202) 624-3630 Internet: http://www.coscda.org
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the national grassroots organization that serves as the spokesman for the nation’s nearly 3,000 soil and water conservation districts. Its activities are aimed at advancing the resource conservation cause of the local districts and the millions of cooperating landowners and land managers whom they serve. The NACD operates five regional offices in addition to its Washington, DC headquarters. NACD keeps its members and subscribers informed through the Tuesday Letter and The District Leader, both monthly newsletters. The Conservation Technology Information Resource Center is a clearinghouse for information on soil and water conservation and water quality practices on cropland.
National Association of Conservation Districts, 509 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, DC 20002 (202) 547-6223 Internet: http://www.nacdnet.org
The New York Planning Federation was formed in 1937 to address municipal planning and zoning issues. With nearly 11,000 members today, it maintains an emphasis on education and assistance. Affiliated with the American Planning Association, the organization promotes sound planning, community development and land use practice throughout New York. It also administers the New York Main Street Alliance and the State Association of County Planning Directors. New York Planning Federation 44 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12206 (800) 366-6973 Internet: http://www.nypf.org/
New York Parks and Conservation Association (NYPCA) is a statewide 2,500-member non-profit citizens organization dedicated to protecting and promoting New York’s parks, open space, and historic treasures and helping communities create new forms of park lands, such as greenways, community trails, and heritage corridors.
New York Parks & Conservation Association, 29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207 (518) 434-1583 Internet: http://www.nypca.org/
Planning Commissioners Journal & PlannersWeb is an internet based journal and clearinghouse of information on planning and community design in America. The site provides and excellent source of links to planning related sites, as well as a well written and informative (but not free) library of journal articles many aspects of planning.