Welcome To The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative

A collaboration of citizens, nonprofits and government agencies dedicated to providing essential and advanced training to citizens involved in municipal planning and land use.

CPTC Workshops

2021 Webinar Series

AICP Credits Approved for Four Workshops

CPTC 2022 Spring Conference

Check Back for Updates on the Spring Conference

Prerecorded Training

Solar Siting Reform - video and slides

Why Us?

You want to do right for your community.

We teach you how.

Who We Are

CPTC is a collaborative made up of Dept. Housing & Community Development, UMass Center for Agriculture, Mass Association of Regional Planning Agencies, Mass Chapter American Planning Association, Mass Audubon, Mass Association of Planning Directors, citizen and professional planners.

It's mission is to empower land use officials to make effective and judicious decisions in the areas of development, transportation, natural resources and the environment by providing educational opportunities, access to information and resources, and by enhancing cooperation among and integration of land use boards within local government.

  • Workshops held throughout the State in October & November
  • Annual Conference Training Sessions held in March
  • On Demand Training Workshops
  • Online Training Workshops

Training Services

Training designed for Massachusetts Planners, Boards of Appeals, Zoning Enforcement Officers and others interested in land use in Massachusetts.

Fall Training

The CPTC Webinar Series - 2021 is replacing the traditional Fall Workshops. All workshops are being held by video conference.

Annual Conference

The format of the 2022 CPTC Annual Conference has not been decided. We are hoping it can be a live event this year.

Online Training

Online training includes current live webinars and prerecorded webinar workshops.

On Demand Training

Select a standard workshop or have a custom workshop created for your town, group or regional planning agency.



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