Mission: California Planning Roundtable advances planning practice and
influences policy through innovation and leadership to create healthy, prosperous and
equitable communities. We are a resource for policy exploration, innovation and development
for California planning to enhance the sustainability, equity and livability of California
communities. CPR focuses on emerging policy issues with cutting edge solutions.Since
our founding in 1981, the California Planning Roundtable has promoted inclusive communities
and the importance that city and regional planning plays. Still, we acknowledge that
planning policies, zoning that implements those policies, and public investment in
facilities and infrastructure have had a history of both segregation and integration. We
resist the former and embrace the latter for more equitable outcomes. In this spirit, the
California Planning Roundtable seeks to overcome inequities that are a consequence of
prejudice and recognize that Black Lives Matter.
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Promoting Effective Planning
CPR is committed to enhancing essential planning
skills for practicing planners to promote effective
planning. To accomplish this goal, CPR will offer
interactive sessions and workshops at the APA
California conference and other possible venues on
core skills that may not be taught in typical planning
curriculums,but are usually "lessons learned" through
direct work experience. Possible workshop topics
include strategic thinking, communication skills,
project management, and effective community engagement
The latest from the Roundtable
Casitas Coalition ADU Best Practices Webinar Series
CPR is partnering with The Casitas Coalition to publicize their ADU Best Practices free webinar series.
The next monthly webinar is on March 26 at 11:00 am and features keynote speaker
Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose. San Jose's innovations include pre-approved ADU plans and ADU Tuesdays
at their permit center.
Register for the March ADU Best Practices webinar.
CPR Endorsement of PHEAL Mission and Principles
The California Planning Roundtable (CPR) is pleased to support the
Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (PHEAL)
Guiding Principles which align with the CPR's mission by addressing
the impacts of the built environment on health outcomes.
Members of CPR were instrumental in conceptualizing, developing
and deploying the Principles.
To learn more about PHEAL, visit
Planning To House California Beyond 2020
The lack of housing availability and affordability
has reached crisis proportions in California. The
conditions we experience today have been building
over the last several decades largely due to
limited production, particularly in coastal and