California Planning Roundtable

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California Planning Roundtable

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 and education.

What's New

The latest from the Roundtable

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 urbanized areas. Read More...

2020 Census - Planners Count!

COVID 19 has taught us a painful lesson - essential services count. Make sure you are counted and your is voice heard so we can plan for a better future! Read More...

Planners4Health California

Planners4Health California in Full Motion - In collaboration with APA California, members of the CPR Healthy Communities work group prepared and submitted a successful Planners4Health grant application to the American Planning Association. Planners4Health is intended to build capacity within the eight APA California' Sections in collaboration with the American Public Health Association. Among other activities, a statewide convening focused on efforts in southern California is being planned for late summer/early fall. More details to come. To read the press release, please follow this link.