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Spring 2024 PP Exam Prep Course

posted on April 9th, 2024  |  Read more

The Spring 2024 PP Exam Prep Course will occur on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 AM to 4 PM. It will cover general exam topics, including the State Plan, County Planning Act, environmental regulations, affordable housing, Planning Board and Board of Adjustment activities, MLUL, regional planning entities, and more.

Registration is Now Open!

posted on April 3rd, 2024  |  Read more

Join us on June 5-7 for the 2024 New Jersey Planning and Redevelopment Conference! NJPRC24 will feature 37 sessions, 150+ speakers, and bring together hundreds of visionary professionals, elected officials, and community activists who share a passion and commitment to the Garden State. Don’t wait, purchase your all-access pass today!

Affordable Housing Legislation (Final Update)

posted on March 20th, 2024  |  Read more

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, Governor Murphy signed A4/S50 into law. While APA New Jersey was successful in better connecting affordable housing to statewide planning, we continue to have concerns about the proposed methodology for the Fourth Round.

2024 Trend Report for Planners

posted on February 1st, 2024  |  Read more

The third Trend Report for Planners was developed by APA in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. As in previous years, the 2024 Trend Report features a list of over 100 existing, emerging, and potential future trends identified as relevant to planning. The trends are structured within three timeframes (Act Now, Prepare, Learn and Watch), which indicate the urgency of planners’ action.

Congratulations: New AICP Members

posted on January 12th, 2024  |  Read more

The American Institute of Certified Planners provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications. Certified planners pledge to uphold high standards of practice, ethics, and professional conduct, and to keep their skills sharp and up to date by continuously pursuing advanced professional education.

Housing Underproduction Increases

posted on October 24th, 2023  |  Read more

A new report on housing underproduction from Up for Growth, sponsored by APA, tells the story of a worsening housing affordability and availability crisis affecting communities nationwide. This year’s report found that housing underproduction is spreading geographically — and small towns and suburban communities are not exempt.

2023 Planning Excellence Awards

posted on October 22nd, 2023  |  Read more

APA New Jersey hosted its annual Planning Excellence Awards Reception on December 14th, celebrating the people, projects, and plans at the forefront of planning, partnerships, and design in New Jersey. Congratulations to all the outstanding honorees.