Celebrating the great planning initiatives
in the many great places of our Region.




The Capital District Planners Association (CDPA) is one of five Sections under the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association. In part with the mission of our Chapter and fellow Sections, CDPA brings together area professionals, academics and affiliated community members through creative activities and educational events, providing key opportunities for professional growth and development.

CDPA dedicates time and resources to advance current planning principles and quality best practices through member-driven educational workshops and presentations, networking activities, and Chapter conferences.

WHY JOIN? Because as a professional, you will expand your network, broaden your perspective, and stay up to date on contemporary issues.  And as a newly emerging planner, you will connect with a local multidisciplinary community, and resources to foster your future career.


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CDPA Annual Meeting

  6:00 – 7:00 PM   Pine Hills Branch Library annual meeting & Board elections Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00 PM  Board Meeting 7:00 PM  Happy Hour Pine Hills Branch Library, 517 WESTERN AVE, ALBANY, NY 12208  All are welcome to attend the CDPA Annual Meeting—another great opportunity to connect with members of the NY […]


CDPA Happy Hour

Thursday November 7, 2019   5:00 PM – 7:30 PM   Frog Alley Brewing CDPA Happy Hour Join us for a networking happy hour with fellow planning professionals.  We look forward to seeing you.     


CDPA to host #APANY2020

SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2020.  SAVE THE DATE for next year’s NY Upstate Chapter Annual Conference in Downtown Albany.  #APANY2020…  coming soon!



Not sure which membership is right for you?  Ask CDPA.  NY Upstate offers a Chapter-only membership at a discounted rate.




Looking to be more involved with CDPA? Ask about volunteer opportunities at events or behind the scenes sub-committees.




CDPA hosts a variety of events and networking activities. We invite you to be a part of the promotional conversation.