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American Planning Association

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economics and Finance
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Habitat
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Population
  • Safety
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water

  • Financing for Development:
  • Increasing financial and technical cooperation for development

  • Population:
  • Population distribution and internal migration
  • Population structure

  • Public Administration:
  • Ethics, Transparency and Accountability
  • Governance and Public Administration

  • Social Development:
  • Cooperative
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Social policy
  • Technical cooperation

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Demographics
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Health
  • Human settlements
  • Indicators
  • Industrial development
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Institutional arrangements
  • Integrated decision-making
  • International cooperation for an enabling environment
  • Land management
  • Partnerships
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
  • Trade and environment
  • Transport
  • Waste Management
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Chile
  • Jamaica
  • China
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Barbados
  • Peru
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2004
    Organizational structure: Elected Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer who manages a staff of about 100 in offices in Washington DC and Chicago Illinois.
    Number and type of members: 40,000 members including professional planners, academics, public officials, citizen advocates and others.
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Fees for providing consulting or research services
  • Product sales and business services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Grants from Governments
  • Foreign and international grants
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