About Us Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association
The Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association (TAPA) is a professional organization of over 500 members representing city, county, and state planners and related professions across Tennessee. We strive to provide professional development opportunities for our members to foster higher ethical standards in decision-making and accountability. This website contains numerous resources for our members including:
2021 Fall Conference Joint Tennessee/Georgia APA Fall Conference in Chattanooga
The 2021 Fall Conference will be an in-person event in Chattanooga from October 6th through the 8th. This conference will be jointly held between the Tennessee and Georgia Chapters of the American Planning Association and is expected to be the largest TAPA Conference in recent memory. We are currently looking for session proposals for the event. Please submit your session proposals on the Georgia APA website here.
TAPA Summer Webinar TAPA Summer Webinar: Comprehensive Planning for Healthy Eating and Active Living
On Friday, June 4th 2021 at 10:00 EST, TAPA will present a special Summer Webinar entitled "Comprehensive Planning for Healthy Eating and Active Living" with Lisa Charron of the University of Wisconsin. In this webinar, Lisa will discuss tools and best practices for incorporating healthy eating and active living in comprehensive plans, the Healthy Rural Community Design Scorecard for Comprehensive Plans, and discusses how "planning for health" tools could be used in Tennessee communities.
Recorded TAPA Presentations Webpage Watch Select TAPA Presentations On Demand
Due to popular demand, we have created a webpage with all of our recorded presentations on it. The page currently contains 12.5 CMs worth of presentations from our last two virtual conferences. As we have more recorded sessions in the future, the amount of video available on demand will continue to grow.
TAPA Mentor Match TAPA Mentor Match Returns for 2021
The Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association announces that the Mentor Match program will return again for 2021. The mission of TAPA’s Mentor Match is to bridge the gap between planning students, emerging planners, and established planning professionals by providing connection and leadership development opportunities. The program seeks to strengthen the network of planners within Tennessee and provide professional development opportunities.