Professional Planning Associations and Organizations
Professional planning associations and their events are a great way to network, learn more about companies you might like to work for and open doors to the job market. Professional organizations can provide valuable resources in a job search and many post career information or jobs their website.
Reduced membership fees and conference rates are often available for students.
The following are some of the planning-related professional organizations you may consider joining. This does not represent a comprehensive list of all the possible organizations available.
- American Planning Association
- American Planning Association, Iowa Chapter
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- Iowa Association of Regional Councils
- Iowa League of Cities
- National League of Cities
- National Association of Regional Councils
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations
- The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)