Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Regional and Intergovernmental Planning
The APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division identifies, analyzes, and promotes best practices to guide local, regional, state, and federal governments' interdependent involvement in community planning and development. RIPD's primary focus is on state and regional activities that support coordinated planning and implementation strategies in megaregional, metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
2017 was a pivotal year for RIPD, beginning in January with publication of Emerging Trends in Regional Planning (PAS 586). The report, reflecting division members' expertise and edited by division leaders, received an APA Division Achievement Award for its contribution to the planning profession. Since this initial publication, our Division has gone on to support a number of additional books and documents which contribute to our Emerging Trends in Regional Planning series. These are featured in the Knowledge Center.
The division will continue to lead the field of regional and intergovernmental planning as new trends emerge. Priority areas of interest include:
- Livable Communities / Regional Futures
- Climate Change and Integrated Water Management
- Arts and Culture
- Regional Planning for Creative Placemaking
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion