Formed in 1980 by California Chapter under the leadership of former President David Booher, the California Planning Roundtable (CPR) is an organization of experienced planning professionals who are members of the American Planning Association (APA). Membership is balanced between the public and private sectors, and between Northern and Southern California. In 2001, CPR was the recipient of the American Planning Association’s Distinguished Leadership Award.
The mission of CPR is to advance the practice and profession of planning through foresight, insight, innovation, and leadership. Its vision is the following:
CPR is a creative, influential resource for informing and engaging planners, communities, policy-makers, and the public on solutions to cutting-edge policy issues. We inspire and foster leadership in the planning profession. Through our membership and projects, we showcase the diversity and potential of California’s communities and opportunities to enhance their livability.
Now in its second quarter century of service, CPR regularly researches and prepares reports on planning issues in California; awards scholarships through a partnership with the California Planning Foundation; sponsors sessions at state planning conferences; lends its expertise to other events and organizations; and contributes to important planning scholarships. Currently, one of CPR’s flagship efforts is the Reinventing the General Plan project.
A paper by California Planning Roundtable
More information about CPR can be located at www.cproundtable.org.