The Capital District Planners Association (CDPA) is one of five Sections under the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association, sharing the mission to involve and engage local professionals from a wide range of interconnected planning disciplines.

Get to know us.  The CDPA Executive Committee dedicates time and resources to advance current planning principles and quality best practices through educational, member-driven events and networking activities. 

Follow us on social media where we post our hosted events and activities, and for shared news and announcements.

We welcome students, public officials, educators and area professionals of the planning industry to be a part of our Section’s network.  Take full advantage of Section-, Chapter-, and Nationally-hosted activities by joining the American Planning Association or the local New York Upstate Chapter, who offer customized memberships for anyone applying the benefits of planning to their community.

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


Become a member


Join APA and become eligible for AICP certification.  Inquire more with CDPA.

NY Upstate offers a Chapter-only membership.


Get Involved

Looking to be more involved with the CDPA Section?

Ask about volunteer opportunities, or a nomination for a Board position.



CDPA hosts a variety of networking activities.

As a sponsor, we invite you to promote to our professional audience.