Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) of WA APA

By Patrick Lynch and Bob Bengford

The CPAT of the Washington APA Chapter provides communities (cities, towns or communities) the assistance of professional planners and other specialists in articulating visions, solving problems or resolving issues. The objectives of CPAT are to connect plans and actions, identify local and regional resources for sustainable planning, and advance the principles of APA for a Livable Washington. CPAT assistance is targeted to communities that lack planning resources. CPAT members include planners with expertise in land use, transportation, economic development, urban design, natural resources, parks and recreation, historic preservation, and other areas. There are members all over the state. In addition, CPAT is affiliated with the planning schools at Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University, and the University of Washington. With these resources, CPAT is accustomed to working with diverse community groups and finding progressive solutions.

CPAT is always looking for projects and volunteers. If you know of a community that could use some CPAT assistance or would like to volunteer on a CPAT project, please contact Bob Bengford ([email protected]) or Patrick Lynch ([email protected]). You can find CPAT online here

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