Now more than ever, planning matters. Planning impacts where we live, how we move, the ways we work, and the health and well-being of our cities, communities, and regions. Whether involved in land use and resources, creating policies and plans, or one of the many other roles planning plays in our daily lives, it matters to everyone as it affects us all.
Planners are at the forefront of the intense challenges our country is facing. From the climate crisis and housing affordability to social inequities, reconciliation, and the rise of disinformation, planners bring the solutions and ideas needed to help our communities and world thrive.
Professional Planners Matter.
Being a professional planner is important because it provides credibility and recognition for your knowledge and expertise in the field. Registered planners are held to a high standard of ethics and accountability, ensuring they provide the best possible service, advice, and guidance to the communities and clients they serve.
Being a CIP member allows you to be recognized for your credentials, access professional development opportunities, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in planning, as we help support you throughout every stage of your career. Additionally, membership provides opportunities for networking and collaboration with other professionals in the field, leading to more effective and impactful planning outcomes. Being a CIP member is a valuable investment in your career and commitment to the larger planning ecosystem.
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