Gold Coast Section

The Gold Coast Section serves a large roster of planning professionals in South Florida. We are an active group, with regular happy hours and networking mixers. We meet monthly to discuss issues of relevance to the local region, from interests in advocacy, to support for new generation planners, to annual planning awards. The area is the most dense and intense in the Southeastern United States. The area is bordered by the Everglades to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and, a this section includes several islands (the Florida Keys!). Gold Coast planning professionals work with several of this generation's most complex issues.

Come and join us and explore all the wonders of South Florida and work on the planning issues of our time! Come by here often—we will post our updates here for your convenience. If you have specific questions, send us an email and someone will get back to you shortly.

Join Gold Coast Section's member-only platform, the Gold Coast Planning Forum! This member-only platform will allow us to share ideas, articles, and knowledge. It will allow us to communicate in a member-only environment designed to advance our knowledge of the planning practice in South Florida, and assist us in our projects and day-to-day tasks in our profession.


Scholarship to Sit for thee AICP Test

APA (FL) announces a scholarship for diversity in the AICP. Deadline to apply is November 30. Click here to learn more!

Gold Coast Announces Winners for the 2020 Excellence in Planning Awards!

The jury has announced winners for the annual Excellence in Planning Awards for 2020. Read more here to learn about the exciting contributions to planning this past year!

Bylaws Update

Check out recent updates to the the Gold Coast Section's bylaws. Read more, here.

Gold Coast Section Announces 2020 Awards for Excellence in Planning

The Gold Coast Section issues a call for entries for the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Planning! Entries are due by 4 PM on August 27, 2020. The entry fee for APA members is $50 and for non-members is $75 (fees are waived for students). Read here for more details

Gold Coast Elects New Executive Committee for 2020!

The Gold Coast Section for the American Planning Association (FL) is excited to announce the new roster of leaders for the section! Please learn more by clicking here.