About Us

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 mission is advancing the practice of planning through innovation and leadership. Each year, the Roundtable chooses one or more timely and significant California planning issues for study, and publishes the results of the inquiries in papers or articles that are widely distributed to California planners, the California legislature, and local public officials. The Roundtable also organizes and conducts panels and other presentations for the APA California Chapter annual conferences. These include an annual panel on leadership in planning, and other timely, topical conference sessions. The Roundtable also funds three student scholarships annually through the California Planning Foundation.

The California Planning Roundtable was formed in 1981. In 2001, the Roundtable was honored with the American Planning Association's "Distinguished Contribution Award" at the APA national conference in New Orleans.