Society Overview

We are a Society of
Planning Professionals

As the African Planning Society, we harness the power of planning to transform cities across Africa. We build capacity and resource the professionals at the forefront of planning and development of African communities.

MEMBERS

1032

COUNTRY CHAPTERS

52

REGIONAL
CHAPTERS

6

DIVISIONS

12

Our Programmes

We have wide range of programmes to promote and advance the planning of communities in Africa towards sustainability, prosperity and inclusion.

Policy Advocacy

The Society advocates for policy and legislative reform in the planning and development of African communities.

Stakeholder Networking

The Society promotes networking among various planning stakeholders through its private virtual platform.

Capacity Building

The Society builds capacity of professionals and policymakers for planning through training courses and workshops.

Knowledge Exchange

The Society promotes policy transfer through forums and publications on planning of African communities.

A Decade of Transformation

The African Planning Society is an initiative of the African Urban Institute, an urban development consulting firm in Africa. Before becoming the Society in 2019, African Planning Society was African Urban Community of Practice a project of the Institute developed in 2016. The African Planning Society has grown to a membership of more than 1 000 professionals across Africa and abroad.

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