The Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association is committed to providing members with information, news and collaborative opportunities with similar organizations. The multi-disciplinary nature of the planning field creates the opportunity to work closely with various types of professional organizations. Please find links to the websites of our affiliated partners local chapters below.

American Society of Landscape Architects - Upstate Chapter

ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship amongst Landscape Architects and allied professionals. The Upstate Chapter of the ASLA's website can be found here. The organization is hosting their annual retreat October 12, 2012 through October 14, 2012 in Chautauqua. For details, please see the event page of their website.

Empire State Future

Founded in 2007, Empire State Future (ESF) is New York’s first and only statewide smart growth advocacy and education organization. Their website can be viewed here.

American Institute of Architects - New York Chapter

The American Institute of Architects provides professional services for architects in the state, focusing on giving architects a collaborative voice. The website for the agency can be found here. They will be holding their annual convention in Saratoga Springs between September 27, 2012 and September 29, 2012. Information about the conference can be gleaned here.

New York Planning Federation

The NYPF is a statewide, membership supported not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1937 to promote sound planning, land use and zoning practice in New York State which fosters orderly growth and development balanced with the protection of natural resources. To view their website, please click here.  The NYPF 2012 conference has already passed, but please check back for updates on the 2012 conference.