Professional Organizations and Coalitions

American Planning Association (APA)
A nonprofit public interest and research organization representing 39,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning.

Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)
Canada's association of professional planners.

Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP)
U.K.-based organization that seeks to focus and develop the skills of urban and regional planners to meet the challenges of urbanization and the sustainable development of human settlements.

Global Planners Network
An international association of planning agencies, including the American Planning Association.

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities around the world.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.

International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)
World-wide network of professionals representing the broad field of housing and planning. IFHP organizes a wide range of activities and creates opportunities for an international exchange of knowledge and experience in the professional field.

International Planning History Society
The International Planning History Society endeavors to foster the study of planning history worldwide, encourages and gives support to interest and place-based networks in the fields of planning history, and provides member services in publishing a journal, organizing conferences, and providing an international network for member contact.

International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
ISOCARP is a global association of professional planners. It was founded in 1965 with the object of bringing together recognized and highly qualified individual planners in an international network.

Metropolis — World Association of Major Metropolises
Association of more than 90 cities worldwide whose mission is to promote international cooperation and exchanges among members, i.e., local and metropolitan governments. Metropolis is also the metropolitan section of the United Cities & Local Government organization (UCLG).

Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition
Organization of 14 agencies in Western New York and Southern Ontario whose goal is to improve regional and international transportation mobility, promote economic competitiveness, and minimize adverse environmental effects related to the regional transportation system.

Planning Institute Australia (PIA)
The Planning Institute is Australia's association of professional planners.

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
RTPI is the United Kingdom's association of professional planners.