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.


Become a Member


Not sure which membership is right for you?  Ask CDPA.

NY Upstate offers a
Chapter-only membership at a discounted rate.




Get Involved

Looking to be more involved with the CDPA Section?

Ask about volunteer opportunities at events, or working with one of our sub-committees.





CDPA hosts a variety of networking activities.  Let’s work together. 

We invite you to be front and center, and a part of the promotional conversation.