Welcome to the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association!
APA-NC is an association of 1,400 professional and citizen planners working to preserve and create great places throughout North Carolina. APA-NC promotes equitable, healthy, and prosperous communities across North Carolina through professional planning leadership, advocacy, and education.
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After a somewhat slow start to this year’s short session, the General Assembly has recently stepped up bill filling – as of this writing, there are over 60 pieces of legislation under consideration in each chamber. In addition to proposed legislation, the General Assembly has already passed four laws this session, with one (SL 2020-3) of particular importance to North Carolina planners as it provides guidance for remote hearings and extends the deadline for compliance with the zoning-related portions of “160D”.read more
The Call for Nominations for the APA-NC Awards Program is now open! The APA-NC Awards Program includes NC Great Places Awards and Marvin Collins Planning Awards. These awards recognize the places, people, and projects that represent the highest standards of achievement in the North Carolina planning community.read more
APA Testimony to US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
On March 13th, a member of the APA Legislative and Policy Committee offered written and oral testimony to the US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD).read more