Young and Emerging Planners Group

The American Planning Association (APA) recognizes that demographic shifts are occurring and will continue to shape the planning profession. Through this, APA supports regional Young and Emerging Planners groups to grow the next generation of planning professionals and develop future leaders of the profession and APA.

The San Diego Young and Emerging Planners Group (YEP), formally known as the Young Planners Group (YPG), was formed in 2009 with a vision to connect planners that are young in their planning ambitions with established planning professionals throughout the San Diego region. Since its beginning, YEP has grown to serve as a resource for all planners with an emphasis on those that are early in their planning careers – whether that means starting your first job after college, or entering the planning profession after years of experience in another industry. YEP operates with two main programs: Networking and Social, and Mentorship.