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What is the APA Minnesota?

The American Planning Association Minnesota Chapteris a non-profit statewide organization of over 900 planning professionals, educators, local officials and planning commissioners who are involved in planning-related activities on behalf of state and regional agencies, counties, cities, towns, educational institutions and the private sector.

Planning involves the use of many tools, including economic and demographic analysis, natural and cultural resource evaluation, goal-setting, visioning and strategizing. Besides being the only profession specially trained to look at how these elements fit together, planners bring something more. Planners can offer options so communities and their citizens can achieve their vision of the future.

APA Minnesota is a chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), a non-profit public interest and research organization whose origins date back to 1917. APA represents 31,000 professional planners, government officials and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning -- physical, economic, and social -- at the local, regional, state, and national levels. APA members are involved, on a day-to-day basis, in formulating planning policies and preparing land use regulations. Our objective is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and society more effectively.

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