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Saint Louis Metro

Welcome to the St. Louis Metropolitan Section of the American Planning Association (APA) website. The St. Louis Metro Section is a local organization of professionals and students involved in planning and community building throughout the 8-county, bi-state region. Our members are concerned with the physical, social, and economic impacts of planning on the urban, suburban, and rural environment. The mission of the Section is “To promote a broader understanding of planning through education, communication and networking for the members and other citizen and professional planners in order to improve the social, economic and environmental vitality of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.”


To become a new member of the St. Louis Section, you must log in. Simply go to the membership page and create an account or log in if you have created an account before. Your User Account will be tied to your Membership. For this reason you must be logged in to complete the membership application. Members receive the monthly e-newsletter, The Planning Zone, e-blasts with timely planning announcements and discounts on monthly luncheons, the Planning Workshop and other St. Louis Section sponsored events.

St. Louis Metro Section Membership Benefits

  • The St. Louis Section e-mail newsletter, published monthly except July and August.
  • Timely notices of regional issues and events.
  • A discount on monthly luncheons and the annual Planning Workshop.
  • The opportunity to participate in St. Louis Metro Section decisions and hold a St. Louis Metro Section elected position.


The Section coordinates various educational and social events that take place throughout the year, including monthly lecture-luncheons at venues throughout the region, audio conferences and an annual spring "Planning Workshop" – a conference designed to educate and equip professional and lay planners - people who serve on Zoning Boards of Adjustment, Planning Commissions, etc.

The Section offers the Chancellor's Certificate Program (pdf) with the Local Government Partnership:

  • UM-St. Louis Departments of Public Policy Administration and Continuing Education
  • East-West Gateway Council of Governments
  • The University of Missouri Extension

To join the St. Louis Section, you must create a new account for this site or login if you have created an account before. The User Account you create will be tied to your Membership so you must be logged in to complete the membership application.

If you have questions about St. Louis Metro Section membership, please contact one of the St. Louis Metro Section Officers.  The current officer listing can be found here.

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