Both National APA, APA California and the Sections provide a wide variety of resources for planners new to the profession.
2021-2022 California Planning Foundation Scholarships
The California Planning Foundation (CPF) application deadline for the 2021 scholarship program has ended. The 2022 deadline will be announced in spring 2022.
CPF Scholarships are for outstanding planning students enrolled at eligible professional planning degree programs in California. Scholarships are awarded to students based on an application and selection process.
Interested and Need Assistance?
An informational webinar with more information on the scholarships and helpful tips on how to apply took place on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Training for New Professionals
APA has a number of streaming education products that benefit the needs of new professionals, including:
- Regulating First Amendment Land Uses
- Redevelopment and Revitalization for a New Era
- Informed Decisions: A Guide to Gathering Facts and Evidence
- Historic Preservation, Sustainability, and the Recent Past
- Ethics in Planning
- Mechanics of Code Writing
- Retrofitting Corridors
The list is always growing. Visit the National APA Store to find a comprehensive library of streaming products and books of special interest to new professionals.
Membership for new professionals is a great way to get involved with APA. Student members can become new professional members after they complete their schooling. Find out more about membership.
A Conference for New Professionals
Planners new to the profession can find the skill-building training and cutting-edge information they need at APA’s National Planning Conference. Build your schedule with the right mix of programs for new professionals, training workshops, and sessions.
Members of APA may find these articles for new professionals interesting and helpful.
- Planning Education 2.0: Are New Planners Prepared for the Real World?
- What the Newbies Say
- The Highly Effective Planner
- Guide to Young Planners Groups
APA California and Section New Professional Opportunities
APA California has appointed a Young and Emerging Planners Coordinator to its Board of Directors that is the contact for young professionals in California. Section Boards have similar positions. The State Conference and the local Sections also provide a number of sessions and workshops geared to assist new professionals entering the planning field.
If you have comments or questions regarding the Young and Emerging Planners Group, please contact [email protected].