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.


Our Vision

The California Planning Roundtable advances planning practice and influences policy through innovation and leadership to create healthy, prosperous and equitable communities.

What's New

Read the Roundtable's 2015 Annual Report

Featured Project

Essential Professional Skills for Practicing Planners

CPR is committed to enhancing essential planning skills for practicing planners to promote effective planning and develop leadership and management skills. To accomplish this goal, CPR will offer interactive sessions and workshops at the APA California conference and other 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. Other topics could be selected from the AICP Core Competencies developed by the American Planning Association (see https://www.planning.org/aicp/commoncore/). AICP CM credit will also be sought for these workshops.


Recent Publications

2015 Annual Report

The Roundtable has released its Annual Report for 2015. Included are highlights from our 2015 meetings, membership updates and more.

Infill Impact Fees

An article by CPR member Marc Roberts explores how to encourage infill through the design of impact fees.

Social Determinants of Health for Planners

Read CPR Healthy Communities Work Group's recent publication of the Social Determinants of Health for Planners.