Membership has its benefits. When you join APA, you join thousands of planners, officials, educators, students, and others who have made a personal commitment to making great communities happen. Membership in the APA community also includes many tangible benefits.

National Membership



APA membership includes our flagship magazine, Planning — the best source of news on contemporary planning practice — now in print and digital editions. Only APA members have access to an enhanced, online version of Planning, with more content and links to additional resources.


Members also receive APA Interact, an electronic newsletter. Read APA Interact to keep up with association news and benefits, learn about opportunities to participate, and find links to interesting and useful resources on our website.

Members get special deals on other APA print and online publications:

  • All members save on subscriptions to the Journal of the American Planning Association.Student members get an extra discount.
  • Planning board members receive The Commissioner. Other members pay only $25.
  • Student members receive The New Planner.
  • AICP members receive Practicing Planner.


Every APA member belongs to a local chapter. Chapter membership involves you close to home, sharing experiences with colleagues, expanding your network, keeping you up to date on local and regional issues, and broadening your perspective beyond your office, commission, community, or campus.


Educational Opportunities

APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization.

Get a substantial discount on registration for planning's premier educational and networking event: APA's National Planning Conference, held every spring in a major U.S. city. Join thousands of planners and other professionals, local officials, students, and others to learn the latest in planning at sessions, workshops, and explorations of the host city.


Use your membership to save on more educational opportunities throughout the year: chapter conferences, Planners Training Service workshops, audio/web conferences, the Federal Policy & Program Briefing, international study tours, the L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design, and many others.


Other APA Member Benefits


Discounts on Planners Press books, APA CD-ROM training packages, and many other products at our online bookstore, APA



Eligibility for medical, auto, home owners, group life, and long-term disability insurance programs.


Job Connection

Our members-only service that brings employers and job seekers together at the National Planning Conference.

For more information and to become a national member visit:
Chapter-Only Membership


This membership is for individuals who want to be involved with the activities of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Planning Association, including planning commission members or elected officials.  Membership is $50.00 annually and includes a one-year subsription to Western Planner publication, invites to member-only functions and discounted annual conference registration.


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