The American Planning Association (APA) is the largest national organization to advance the broad spectrum of professional planning—advocating for planning excellence, education, resident empowerment, and practices of equity and inclusion throughout its 47 state Chapters

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

[Other Sections of the New York Chapter: Central NY (CNY), Genessee-Finger Lakes (GFL), Western NY (WNY), and the Southern Tier (SOTR).]

The CDPA Section serves:
Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties of the New York Upstate Chapter.

CDPA activities and events help planners build connections within the professional planning community in the Capital Region.

Mark Castiglione

NYS Upstate Chapter

During my time on the board, I worked to provide members with ‘behind the scenes’ tours…. events and continuing education that CDPA provides, allows planners to expand their knowledge, diversify their experience and put a fresh lens on the world in which we’re often playing an influencing role.

Martin Daley

Past CDPA Board Member