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.

National Community Planning Month

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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.

AICP Exam Content Outline - revised for May 2017

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Changes have been made to the AICP Certification Exam which will be implemented starting with the May 2017 testing window. A new content outline has been adopted and is displayed below. Also available is a new reading list having an emphasis on readily available materials. The new questions on the test will focus on what planners should know to be successful in the field of planning today including innovative practices, emerging issues, and best practices. These changes do not affect the exam being administered in November 2016.

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Officer Election Results 2016

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The APA 2016 consolidated elections results have been received. Please join us in congratulating our incoming Executive Committee and Section Officers. New faces are highlighted in green. Certified election results may be downloaded here.



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