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
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
While building near existing transit, infrastructure and conveniences can help address social, economic and environmental challenges, developing within established communities can be difficult. CPR’s “Infill Project” examines obstacles to infill development and how they can be overcome.
Visit CPR’s Infill Project page.
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.