Giving Our Planners the Tools They Need

Healthy Communities Illinois


Healthy Communities Illinois is a collaborative effort between the American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) and the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI). The website connects ideas and resources in urban planning and public health to create healthy communities in Illinois.

The Active People, Healthy Illinois listserv is a way to facilitate conversations and exchange information between planners, transportation and public health professionals working to create stronger and healthier communities in Illinois. Contact Sarah Chusid at IPHI to join the listserv. 

Award Winning Plans


What does a good plan look like? The Illinois Chapter maintains a digital library of plans that have won an award from the APA-IL. Award winning plans were submitted to the APA-IL, selected by a jury of peers, and presented at the annual Awards Luncheon. The wide variety of plans represents the many ways that the APA-IL makes great communities happen throughout Illinois!

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Sponsorship Directory


The Illinois Chapter maintains a list of Chapter sponsors. These consultants', businesses', and municipalities' generosity help create our amazing State Conferences as well as other Chapter events. We are grateful to all our supporters!

RFP/RFQ Postings


The APA-IL offers listings of Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) as a free service to members and the public. This is the best webpage for anyone seeking professional services from urban planners OR professional planners seeking work.

Illinois Planners Forum


When planners have professional questions who do they ask? Most consult their co-workers. Now members have the opportunity to ask hundreds of your peers! Join the Forum and submit questions, answer questions from fellow members. Share your knowledge with other Illinois planners.


The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.


The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Creating Great Communities for All" in Illinois.  




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148 N. 3rd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115


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