The Division maintains four programs that seek to increase knowledge and understanding about the field. If interested in learning more, please follow the links or contact us.


The Division maintains an occasional grant program to support members' research projects and other efforts that demonstrate a benefit to the membership as a whole.


The Division offers the opportunity for those interested to connect with a professional planner that serves as a mentor on career-related concerns.

Writing Campaign

The Division occasionally holds a writing competition by which it seeks to provoke planners’ thoughts on a particular topic. Submissions are considered for varying prizes. For 2018-19, the Division held a competition on Creative Placemaking. The final publication was unveiled at the National Planning Conference in San Francisco, and can be downloaded by clicking through the link below.