I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. 

- Mother Teresa

Thanks for your interest in contributing to the Around the World - Blog, Article, and Photography. Below are the guidelines. If you have questions, please let us know. 


We are looking for a high quality of storytelling, to really bring the planning issue to life in the form of real people in the field. Planners around the world may submit their articles at any time, regardless of their APA membership status.

You are encouraged to send a query to Jing Zhang, before submitting your manuscripts. Submittals will be approved or denied and the sender will be notified by email in either instance. Accepted materials will be considered for publication in the InterPlan, the Division's quarterly.

Your works should be original and must have never been published before on the Internet. 

-- Requirement Specification --

Blog

  • Informal writing to share ideas and experiences. 
  • 1 -3 photos complement the story. 
  • Locations should be outside of the United States. 
  • Attribute any quoted/paraphrased info with links to the sources.
  • Length: 300-600 words. 

Articles

  • An in-depth discussion on a single planning issue. 
  • Present facts and unbiased perspective (at least try)
  • Locations should be outside of the United States. 
  • Use plain English and easy-to-follow features (short paragraphs, lists, and headers). 
  • Attribute any quoted/paraphrased info with links to the sources.
  • Length: 600-1,500 words. 

Photography 

  • We look for photos that illustrate planning issues, demonstrate planning solutions, tell the sense of places, or reveal the subtlety of human interaction with the environment.  
  • All submitted photos must be royalty-free. They should be properly credited and dated.  
  • A caption of 50 -200 words


If you are interested in publishing with the Division, please send your work to Jing Zhang, Vice-Chair of Communications.