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The North Central Texas (NCT) Section, Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) is a nonprofit professional organization devoted to advancing the art and science of planning in the greater Dallas area.

Upcoming Events

January 20, 2021 – APA North Central Texas – UTA Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a virtual event with UTA planning students and a panel featuring professional planners from various specializations.

Panelists: Casey Carlton (WSP), Esmeralda de la Cruz (City of Plano), Jennyfer Mesa (Community Framework & Latinos in Spokane), Kim Dresdner (Gensler)

Time: 5PM – 6PM

Registration Link 

December 16, 2020 – Virtual Holiday Happy Hour 

Let’s end the year with some cheer! Join the APA Texas North Central Section for a virtual happy hour. Expect light-hearted conversations with your planning friends and a look-ahead to 2021 events. Attend for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Register here.


Where in the World is the North Central Texas Section?

The North Central Texas Section of the Texas APA Chapter represents planners in 11 counties in North Texas, and includes the cities of Dallas, Plano, Garland, Frisco, and McKinney.

While Dallas and Collin Counties are largely urban in character, the other nine counties making up our Section are predominately rural in nature, with several towns and small cities located along the interstate highways.  As a section, we need to be mindful to meet the needs of the rural planners in our section, as well as the needs of planners in major metropolitan areas.