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.


We Need Your Feedback by Dec. 30, 2020!

The APA (FL) Gold Coast Section bylaws have additional revisions. Check out the latest and provide your vote for the bylaws by the end of this month. Read more here.

November 12 Walkable City Book Club Event

Come join the APA (FL) Gold Coast Section which is rolling out a book club for our members and guests! In November we are reading Walkable City by Jeff Speck. Click here to learn more!

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—Send Us Your Feedback!

Check out recent updates to the the Gold Coast Section's bylaws. We would love your feedback for adoption! Read more, here.

Busy Days in Gold Coast: Awards and Vice-Chair Results and New By-Laws!

It has been a busy Fall for the Gold Coast Section! Read here to learn about the outcome of our special election and to hear about the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Planning Awards! Also, in the Oct. 24, 2020 Board meeting, the update to the Section by-laws were approved. 

Please Cast Your Vote for Vice Chair! Ballot Open Sept. 6-Sept. 20.

Please cast your vote now for the open Vice Chair position. The ballot can be accessed starting September 6 through September 20. Read about the candidates and the position here.

Gold Coast Section is Accepting Nominations for Vice President through August 30

The Gold Coast Section has issued its call for nominations for the Vice President position. Nominations will be accepted through August 30. Read more by following this link.

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

Member Survey and Upcoming AICP Test Prep for April, 2020!

COVID-19 is not stopping the Gold Coast Section from disseminating its member survey! Also, if you're looking for a chance to prepare for the AICP exam while social distancing, sign up for APA (AZ)'s test prep which will be live streamed on April 10th! Read more here!

AICP Test Prep Course to Run Feb. 24-May 11 in Doral

The Gold Coast Section's annual AICP Test Prep courses will begin on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the offices of the Corradino Group in Doral. Click here to learn more.

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.