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 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.
Training designed for Massachusetts Planners, Boards of Appeals, Zoning Enforcement Officers and others interested in land use in Massachusetts.
The 2021 CPTC Annual Conference will not be a live event. We are working on e-workshops or a virtual conference covering core subjects, advanced subjects and current topics.
Online training includes prerecorded workshops. It covers several planning topics and can be completed on your schedule.
Select a standard workshop or have a custom workshop created for your town, group or regional planning agency.
Authoritative publications on Massachusetts land use practice and law.Read More
Handouts and power point presentations from recent workshops.Read More
Massachusetts programs and initiatives that relate to municipal planning and housingRead More