The Western Planner is a network of planners working with other planners about the unique aspects of planning in the West. There are many ways to engage with our community. Work with us to build up the West!

The Western Planner journal is a FREE e-journal offering news and articles by planners, for planners in the West. Generally sent twice per month, it helps connect planners with ideas, case studies, and issues relevant to practicing planners.



Authors can claim 8 CM (AICP) credits for double-blind peer reviewed articles. Learn more



The annual Western Planner conference will be held jointly with APA New Mexico on September 8-11 in Santa Fe at the Drury Plaza HotelLearn more


Help support the communities of the West as we work together to strengthen their development. The Western Planner is supported through tax-exempt donations.


Ask a planning-related question on the Western Planner listserv, sent out to planners across the West with experience in the unique challenges faced out here. Use the button or email to members@westernplanner.org.


Send your job posting out to a network of planning professionals with understanding of the challenges western communities face. Basic posting on the website is free, with further distribution on the website and through email and social media for a reasonable charge.


Advertise your job, service, or event to over 3,500 tight-knit planners. Learn more


Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Welcome to a community working to build up the West.