Welcome to APA Louisiana

Our mission is to promote the practice of community and regional planning in Louisiana by enhancing the effectiveness of planners in impacting public policy. This mission will be carried out through:
Community Service - Provide informed and objective planning advice on issues that confront state and local government and build public and political support for responsible planning in Louisiana.
Member Services - Provide services to members to facilitate communications, networking and professional/citizen interchange.

Conference Wrap-up

partners in planning award recipients

Our 2019 State Planning Conference is now history, but  we hope that the concepts learned, friendships made or renewed, and recognitions awarded will endure through the coming months until we meet again in 2020. Check out the event photos, lecture session summaries, and the Partners in Planning award recipients.

Album of 2019 conference photos

Understanding New Orleans Qualified Opportunity Zones

mural in a New Orleans Qualified Opportunity Zone

On May 8, 2019 the University of New Orleans MURP 4005/5005 Introduction to Neighborhood Planning course provided a service learning project report on New Orleans Qualified Opportunity Zones for HousingNOLA. Executive Director Andreanecia Morris stated that “HousingNOLA aims to end New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis by using data to educate community members and facilitate policy discussions with decision makers at every level of government and the private housing industry.

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