November Luncheon 

The Vacancy Collaborative (VC) is a coalition of partners committed to the reduction of vacant property as a top priority in St. Louis. Reducing the negative impact of vacancy is a complex puzzle, that requires coordination to achieve a shared vision.

The VC is not a stand-alone entity, but a coalition of community representatives, private and non-profit stakeholders, and City agencies. The VC helps to coordinate existing vacancy efforts under one umbrella and encourages the public and private sectors to work together toward solutions in a comprehensive and coordinated way.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Location is UMSL At Grand Center.

Register for the November APA Luncheon online here

Registration Now Open for 2019 Chancellor's Certificate in Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning

The Chancellor's Certificate in Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning is a seven-module course taught by senior practitioners that covers local government planning practices, processes and issues. Offered by the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), East-West Gateway and the American Planning Association's St. Louis chapter, the program is designed for municipal and county planning and zoning commissioners, elected officials, municipal staff, and members of the public.

Online registration is now open. Modules are held weekly on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 17 to Dec. 5 (no class on Nov. 28), at the J.C. Penney Conference Center on UMSL's campus. The registration fee for the full course is $400 and $75 for individual modules. For questions or more information, contact Frank Johnson at 314-421-4220 or

Upcoming Events and Announcements

St. Louis Metro Section events range from continuing education opportunities to light-hearted social events. Submit an event or news to share.

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Section Committees

The St. Louis Metro Section's board of directors is comprised of numerous and ongoing working committees. Take a look at this page to learn more about our committees, the committee chairs, and who to get in touch with at the section.

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Section Sponsors

Our sponsors help support the section, allowing member programming, conferences, and support. We are grateful for their gratitude helping to provide programming for planners throughout the region every year.

Click on a sponsor's logo to learn more about them.  

Gold Tier Sponsors: 

SLU Planning

Silver Tier: 

CBB 200 CMT 200 MSA200

Bronze Tier: 

Development Strategies Oates and Associates The i5 Group HollandMadison County

 Fairview Heights Collinsville

Interested in sponsoring St. Louis area planners? Click here