Land Use Planning Community of Practice

The Land Use Planning Community of Practice (CoP) focuses on providing timely and relevant information to citizens and Extension professionals interested in land use planning, community planning and zoning, and sustainable development. The CoP empowers citizen leaders who want to shape the future of their communities with useful tools and education for positive land use decisions.

The Land Use Planning CoP is a working group within the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP). We additionally collaborate with members of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP).

We invite interested NACDEP members to join the CoP! Others who are not current NACDEP members are also welcome to participate as affiliate members following a majority vote of the Executive Committee. 

The CoP maintains a national listserv, this website, and offers periodic professional development, including webinars, publications, and the national American Citizen Planner online course. American Citizen Planner (ACP) teaches individuals best practices for planning and zoning in making positive land use decisions for their communities. Participants who complete both the ACP 101 and ACP 201 courses can take the ACP Exam to earn the Master Citizen Planner accreditation.

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