Welcome to APA Louisiana

Our mission is to promote the practice of community and regional planning in Louisiana by enhancing the effectiveness of planners in impacting public policy. This mission will be carried out through:
Community Service - Provide informed and objective planning advice on issues that confront state and local government and build public and political support for responsible planning in Louisiana.
Member Services - Provide services to members to facilitate communications, networking and professional/citizen interchange.
Professionalism & Excellence - Promote excellence, professionalism and adherence to high ethical standards in the profession by offering programs and opportunities to build professional skills.

Meeting Our Legislators in D.C.

Jeffrey Goodman, Lydia Jemison, Fred Neal Jr.

From September 17-20, APA held the 2016 APA Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C.

Planners’ Day on the Hill

Fred Neal, Jr. AICP attended the 2016 Policy & Advocacy Conference in D.C.

From September 17-20, APA held the 2016 APA Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. During the three-day conference planners from all over the country discussed various planning and policy issues including: funding future transportation and infrastructure projects, using open data to increase access to opportunity, integrating equity into placemaking, planning for positive health outcomes for communities and advocating for planning with public and elected officials.


National Community Planning Month

logo of National Community Planning Month - October 2016

Established in 2006, National Community Planning Month is celebrated each October as a way to highlight the role of planners and the importance of good planning in our communities. Across the country, communities celebrate planning through a variety of avenues including have a mayoral proclamation declaring October as community planning month; planning department open houses; community tours; or photo contests. Planning is essential for our communities to prosper and maintain balance and cohesiveness.


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