September 15, 2018

Self-Study Reports due

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Florida
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute * State University

September - November 2018

Fall Site Visits

  • September 17 – 19: Michigan State University
  • October 1 – 3: New York University
  • October 1 – 3: Wayne State University
  • October 8 – 10: University of Pennsylvania
  • November 5 – 7: Harvard University
  • November 5 – 7: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • November 7 – 9: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

October 25 - 28, 2018

*PAB Fall Meeting at ACSP National Conference

Accreditation Reviews

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Clemson University
  • Texas A & M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Tufts University
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas San Antonio

PAB Sessions

PAB Site Visitor Training
Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Room 106D)

PAB Roundtable – Innovation in Planning Education and Accreditation
Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00 – 2:30 pm
(Hyatt Hotel, Genessee Room)
During this facilitated workshop, participants will work with PAB’s Taskforce on Innovation and Communication in Planning Education to develop a working definition of a “culture of innovation.” Participants will discuss how accreditation can facilitate and motivate educators to explore innovative course content and delivery within their planning programs. Participants will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the accreditation standards and share constructive ideas and feedback.

December 1, 2018

Annual Fee Due

  • All accredited programs

January 31, 2019

2018 Annual Report Due

  • All accredited programs must submit an Annual Report and demonstrate compliance with PAB criterion 1F/Public Information. The template for 1F is available here. The Annual Report can be accessed at

January - March 2019

Spring Site Visits

  • January 28 – 30: University of Florida
  • February 4 – 6: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • February 11 – 13: University of California, Los Angeles
  • February 11 – 13: San Diego State University
  • February 24 – 27: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • March 4 – 6: Georgia Institute of Technology

PAB Newsletter

Spring 2018 (PDF)
Fall 2017 (PDF)
Spring 2017 (PDF)
Archived Newsletters

If you are interested in submitting content for future editions, please contact Jaclyn Hade via email or call (773) 334-7210.

Other News

Changes to APA Student Membership & AICP Candidate Pilot Program Approved; Launching in 2017

Summary of Recent Actions

Click here to view the actions taken at the most recent Board meeting.

International Position Statement

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) recognizes the growing importance of international flows of ideas and personnel in the planning profession, and the interest among planning schools outside the United States in interactions with PAB. At the same time, PAB has determined that it does not yet have sufficient understanding or experience to launch a broad program of quality assurance services outside the U.S.

To view the complete statement, please click here