The International Division Bylaw (2015) Specifies the Division's mission as the following: 

  • advancing the understanding and practice of international planning within APA; 
  • creating a community of practitioners, academics, students, and citizen practitioners who are interested/working in some area of international planning; 
  • promoting a fuller understanding of how planning can/should impact global issues; 
  • providing a link between planners in the US and their counterparts abroad through special programs; and 
  • supporting/encouraging more members of APA to take a greater interest in how the practice of planning in the U.S. is part of a larger and more diverse international movement.