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Illinois Planners Forum

When planners have questions about planning matters who do they ask? Normally they'd knock on the wall of the cubicle next to them... now you have the opportunity to ask hundreds of your closest planning friends.


By signing up with the Forum, you can ask any professional questions to forum members, follow discussions between members, and answer questions posted by fellow professionals. Recent topics have included Building Permit Reviews, Community Gardens, Apartment Parking, Traffic Controls, Municipal Boundaries and more.

We also offer a central location for AICP exam and career questions.


We hope that this is a convenient way to request and exchange information, and a means to establish communications with other Illinois planners!

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The APA-IL uses ProBoards as the platform for their online forum.

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  2. Create a ProBoards account.

  3. Requests to join the forum will typically be processed within 24-28 hours.

Click here for step-by-step instructions to create an account, set your notifications, and create your first thread.

Please note:

  • To join the APA-IL Planners Forum, you must be a member of APA-IL. Membership will be verified upon receiving your request to join and reviewed quarterly.

  • APA-IL Planners Forum has moved from Google Groups as of April 2022. Google forum members will need to rejoin the new ProBoards Forum.

We reserve the right to refuse or edit any submissions. The opinions and advice expressed in the Forum are those of the authors only. They do not represent the views of APA, APA-IL or other members of this Forum. Advice offered through the Forum is not intended to be a substitute for any legal advice. APA-IL cannot under any circumstances be held accountable if the advice given through the Forum and followed by the user is not satisfactory. APA-IL and Forum members cannot not be held responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied and cannot be held responsible as an “expert”.

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