The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association is "the official membership association for practicing urban planners in the State of Illinois. We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of urban planning throughout the state. We pride ourselves on "Making Great Communities" happen all across Illinois."
The American Institute of Certified Planners is a professional institute of the American Planning Association. It "provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners' qualifications. Certified planners pledge to uphold high standards of practice, ethics, and professional conduct, and to keep their skills sharp and up to date by continuously pursuing advanced professional education."
The Asian Planning Schools Association "provides opportunities for scholars and planners to discuss issues related to planning, to exchange opinions and understand problems of planning in Asian countries, and to foster new generations of academics and professional planners in Asia."
This site, based at the Brookings Institution research center, focuses on cities, their metropolitan areas, and the impact upon them of government policies, private sector actions, and national trends.
ECTP "sets standards of education and conduct for the planning profession; engages in dialogue with local, national and European government, identifies, and rewards examples of good planning all over Europe."
GPEAN is a association of national and multi-national university planning programs and schools networking "to facilitate international communication on equal terms amongst the university planning communities in order to improve the quality and visibility of planning pedagogy, research and practice, and to promote ethical, sustainable multi-culturaI, gender-sensitive, participatory planning."
The International Society of City and Regional Planners is a international network of experienced planners that "encourages the exchange of professional knowledge between planners, promotes the planning profession in all its forms, stimulates and improves planning research, training and education and enhances public awareness and understanding of major planning issues at a global level."
ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to nearly 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.
"Founded as a national nonprofit in 1969, NDC has worked for almost 50 years fulfilling its mission to increase the flow of capital for investment in low-income communities. NDC directs capital to support the development and preservation of affordable housing, the creation of jobs through training and small business lending and the advancement of livable communities through investment in social infrastructure."
Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. "promotes neighborhood revitalization [in Memphis, TN] by collaboratively developing practical and sustainable resolutions to blighted properties and to the systems that lead to widespread neglect, vacancy and abandonment of real estate. The Organization focuses on policy advocacy and implementing/documenting replicable comprehensive neighborhood improvement projects."