National Community Planning Month

Planners from Tyler, Texas holding NCPM signs in field


2018: Housing as Community Infrastructure


Collage of planners from various cities around Texas in celebration of NCPM 2018

Housing as Community Infrastructure— highlights the importance of housing as part of our community fabric, and underscores the critical role planning plays in delivering the housing and communities the nation needs.


What we did!

Snapped our #PlanningStory

Planners from Tyler, Texas and Richardson, Texas in celebration of NCPM 2018.

Planners from the Cities of Richardson (Left) and Tyler (Right).


Advocated for the importance of community planning with our elected officials

Two photos, officials from Longview on the left and from Tyler on the right

Elected Officials From Longview (Left) and Tyler (Right)

Two photos, elected officials from El Paso (left) and Lubbock (right).

Elected Officials From El Paso (Left) and Lubbock (Right)

Spotlighted our great planners in Texas on social media

Image showing a screenshot of a social media post with planners featured.

We inspired youth in our communities! (link to Tyler's event)

Two photos, planners in youth event in Tyler (left) and in Lubbock (right).

Planner-led Community Event in Tyler (Left) and in Lubbock (Right)

...and we ate cake!

Photo depicting NCPM-themed cake on desk in Tyler, Texas.

Cake in Tyler, Texas!


October is National Community Planning Month and the APA-Texas Chapter wants to celebrate by showcasing your community’s planning story!

  1. Snap a photo of you in your community at a place that illustrates why planning matters. You can bring your selfie stick or bring your entire department with you!
  2. Upload the photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag @txplanning with the hashtag #PLANNINGMONTH and a short description of the place.


The APATX Chapter will share your planning story to help celebrate National Planning Month and our state's great planning successes.