Maryland APA

The Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association

Welcome to the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association's Website. Our mission is to make great communities happen in Maryland by offering continuing professional development and other valuable services to our members that will enable them to excel in their practice. We advocate for excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. We hold a bi-annual conference, produce a quarterly newsletter, offer continuous opportunities to network, and experience new and varied educational opportunities across the state.


Planning Webcast Consortium

Did you know that you can earn over 50 CM credits every year on your computer at no cost?

MDAPA is a founding member of Planning Webcast Consortium. The Consortium was originally founded to provide all members of participating chapters with access to free learning  opportunities and a way to earn CM credits – no matter where you lived or worked. This is especially important for planners who live and work in rural areas. We are fortunate in Maryland to have access to a wealth of activities and opportunities for many of us. From the original four chapters, the Consortium now has expanded to include thirty-five chapters and ten divisions. The webcasts are produced by the participating chapters and divisions of the Consortium.



  • 04.27 Design Diversity Index: Building a Data Feedback Loop/Ohio Chapter/#9147000/Approved
  • 05.04 Re-Imagining Aging in Community/Private Practice Division/#9147002/Approved
  • 05.18 Broadband Business Models/Technology Division/#9146998/Approved


To register and access the available information on the webcasts, click HERE.
To register, you click on the link to the session that you want to participate in. The sessions are usually held on Fridays at 1 pm. In order to claim CM credits you need to participate in the live session with the following exception:

There are two distance education webcasts one for ethics and one for law for which you can claim credits. They are:

Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion | #9143146 | 1.5 EthicsImages,
Creative Commons and Copyright | #9143138 | 1.5 Law

PDF’s of Webcast Presentations are also available. And last but not least, you can watch the videos of past presentations the Planning Webcast Series YouTube Channel at