Mission Statement Addressing Social and Economic Challenges
PBCD's mission is to provide a forum where communities in partnership with their political, economic and educational institutions can build strategic alliances that encourages collaboration and resource sharing. Such partnerships would assist communities struggling with a lack of collaboration and grassroots planning due to reduced community participation, and would decrease the breakdown in short- and long-term planning linkages.
As powerful forces in many locations, PBCD members are well suited to exhibit leadership in tackling the pressing social and economic challenges in our communities. Now is the time for planners to engage in major new national initiatives that harness the potential for development and regeneration.
Who We Are
The Planning and the Black Community Division (PBCD) was formed in 1980 and today celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Founding members Rodney G. Proctor and William M. Harris, Sr., Ph.D., FAICP fought to establish an advocacy division within APA to provide a national forum for planners, administrators, public officials, students and other interested individuals to address issues of significance to the Black community. They sought to promote exchange between members and other organizations, encourage professional development among Black planners and to provide career information.
Sponsors and Partners
Thank you to those who have worked with us over the years!