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Letter From The Chair

"When I first joined the Division as a student, I found my home within the American Planning Association.  The Division is where I found other professionals focused on how places develop over time, what is important to keep, and how to design for the future..."


Our webinar program delivers the quality of presentation that you'd expect from the National Conference free of charge to our members, and covers topics in design, preservation, ethics, and law.


Division fellows work to foster an increased interest in the subfields of urban design and historic preservation. Up to two paid fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students interested in working with the Division in this pursuit.