The California Planning Roundtable (CPR) is an organization of experienced planning professionals who are members of the American Planning Association (APA). Membership is balanced between the public and private sectors, and between Northern and Southern California. The mission of the Roundtable is to provide a forum for prominent planners to exercise creativity and leadership in promoting understanding of California's critical public policy issues, and recommending action.

What's New

View photos from the Roundtable's recent meeting in Napa, CA

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See the schedule of CPR's APA Conference Sessions

Check out CPR's July 2014 Newsletter

The California Planning Roundtable is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Roberts to fulfill the north/public vacancy. Mr. Roberts currently serves as the City of Livermore's City manager and brings a wealth of expertise to our organization.

Featured Project

Planning for Changing Demographics

California’s demographics are changing rapidly, and adopting new planning strategies to address these changes is critical to sustaining California as a highly desirable place to live, work, enjoy and invest.  The California Planning Roundtable, over the next two years, will develop conference sessions and web-based reports that will help planners and communities understand and plan for these evolutionary times. 

Recent Publications

CPR 2013 Annual Report

Read the California Planning Roundtable’s accomplishments for 2013 and its goals for 2014. Read the 2013 Annual Report

Riverside County Model

As part of the Roundtable's ongoing Reinventing the General Plan project, Riverside County is showcased in the latest Great Model. Of particular note is the inclusion of the Healthy Communities Element, a first in the State of California.

Healthy Communities Definition

The California Planning Roundtable's Healthy Communities Work Group is pleased to present the proposed definition for Healthy Communities. This definition has been created with the intention of providing a platform for initial conversation about what components should be consider when planning with the lens of health. The process for developing the definition included lengthy non-academic research, conversations, debate and on-line engagement with planners and health advocates from California and beyond. Our sincere hope is that it will become a valuable resource to the planning community.