October is National Community Planning Month.Each year, the American Planning Association (APA) sponsors this program to raise awareness of role of planners and planning play in communities across the United States. This year's National Community Planning Month theme, Civic Engagement, underscores the necessity of engaging the public, elected officials, and key leaders in discussions that shape the future of our cities. The theme emphasizes that thoughtful community planning cannot happen without meaningful civic engagement.
Help elevate the role of planning in your community. Host a planning department or planning commission open house, talk to kids in schools about a career in planning, present a library display about planning and planners, or sponsor a neighborhood tour to highlight how planning helps the community.