January - March 2021

Spring Site Visits

  • January 25 – 27, 2021: University of Southern California
  • January 25 – 27, 2021: University of Utah
  • February 1 – 3, 2021: University of New Mexico
  • February 8 – 10, 2021: East Carolina University
  • February 22 – 24, 2021: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • February 22 – 24, 2021: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • March 1 – 3, 2021: University of California, Irvine
  • March 8 – 10, 2021: Cornell University
  • March 29 – 31, 2021: Texas A&M University

January 31, 2021

2020 Annual Report Due

  • All accredited programs must submit an Annual Report and demonstrate compliance with PAB criterion 1F/Public Information. The template for 1F is available here.

April 29 - May 1, 2021

PAB Spring Meeting (Virtual meeting)

Accreditation Reviews

  • Cleveland State University
  • Columbia University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Rutger University
  • Temple University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

May 5 - 7, 2021

APA National Planning Conference (Online)

June 15, 2021

Self-Study Reports due

  • Ball State University
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison

July 1, 2021

Progress Reports due

  • Clemson University
  • George Washington University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Texas at Arlington

PAB Newsletter

Winter 2021 (PDF)
Spring 2020 (PDF)
Archived Newsletters

If you are interested in submitting content for future editions, please contact Jaclyn Hade via email or call (773) 334-7210.

Summary of Recent Actions

Click here to view the actions taken at the most recent Board meeting.

Innovation and Communication in Planning Education Task Force

Innovation Report

The Task Force on Innovation and Communication in Planning Education has prepared a report on innovation with the intention of furthering the conversation with PAB and its sponsoring organizations on how planning programs can innovate to respond to emerging challenges.

Report on the Value of Accreditation

The Task Force continued its efforts and sought to define the role accreditation plays in planning. This report summarizes the Task Force’s findings concerning the value of accreditation with the aim of contributing to the wider discussion of the value of planning and elevating the value of PAB accredited programs and degrees.

Diversity Task Force Report

The Diversity Task Force prepared a report identifying effective and exemplary practices in diversity activities in graduate programs for recruiting and maintaining a diverse student body and faculty. To view the Diversity Task Force Report click here.

International Position Statement

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) recognizes the growing importance of international flows of ideas and personnel in the planning profession, and the interest among planning schools outside the United States in interactions with PAB. At the same time, PAB has determined that it does not yet have sufficient understanding or experience to launch a broad program of quality assurance services outside the U.S.

To view the complete statement, please click here