Weekly Newsletter

Want to stay up to date on the latest events and job opportunities in the St. Louis planning community? Every Friday, the St. Louis Metro Section publishes a newsletter with upcoming events and new networking and job opportunities. To have an announcement included in the weekly newsletter, email moapa.slms@gmail.com.

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If you'd like to get involved or have any questions about upcoming events and opportunities, you can reach us at moapa.slms@gmail.com.

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The St. Louis Metro Section's Board of Directors is comprised of numerous and ongoing working committees. Visit the page below to learn more about our committees' work and leadership.


Job Opportunities

If you'd like share a job opportunity with our members, please post for free on the APA Missouri job board. These listings are automatically included our weekly newsletter.

Additionally, as non-profit partner of the Diversity Awareness Partnership, APA St. Louis Section members can post job opportunities on their job board. Please contact Shilpi Bharti (sbharti@chesterfield.mo.us) to have a job posted on the DAP website.

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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.


Planning Education in the St. Louis Region

Saint Louis University recently decided to eliminate its Master of Science in Urban Planning & Development program, which has left the region with no formal planning degree program. A group of planners, educators, and leaders in the region are putting their heads together on how to move forward and are exploring avenues to continue educating planners in the St. Louis area.

In spring 2023, two Coro Fellows, Anahi Lopez and Adam Soliman, under the leadership of UMSL Professors Adriano Udani and Todd Swanstrom, published a report on the future of planning education in the St. Louis region. From the report's executive summary:

"We emphasize the need to develop a pipeline to educate and attract students in middle school, high school, and college as well as other community members to the planning profession. We also outline which institutions might consider hosting a planning education program, the model a program should adopt, and whether and how a program should begin the process of attaining accreditation. We conclude by offering next steps to obtain political and financial support and emphasizing the need to train planners who are also mindful of our region’s history.

To read the full report, click the link below:

Planning Education in the St. Louis Region