Mission Statement

The Student Planning Association (SPA) at ASU was created to help further Arizona State planning student's educational goals and enhance their experience within the planning program through events, advocacy, and distribution of information. 

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Participating in the SPA is a rewarding activity. Active members have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and fellow students outside of the classroom, address student advocacy concerns, gain valuable information through professional office tours, access scholarship and internship information, and connect with neighboring communities. Join us and make the most of your educational experience.
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Workshops and Seminars

Workshops and seminars are designed to help students become familiar planning specialities. This experience will be a hands on introduction to land use, zoning, community engagement, transportation, and AICP preperation, and professional development. 

Professional Office Field Trips and Social Trips

With the help of local government staff and professional planning firms around the valley, SPA organizes professional tours to introduce students to planning work environments. SPA has taken trips to special locations such as Arcosanti, Taliesin West and Verrado, to take tours and learn about the interaction between planning and architecture.

Information Sessions and Bi-weekly Meetings

In a collaborative effort with the school, SPA organizes informational seminars or symposiums on topics including internships and scholarships. SPA duly constituted meetings are informational and go over all current aspects of the organization.

Community Service and Events

SPA has hosted several community service events in conjunction with URB, the Urban Planning Honor Society at ASU. Events have included trips to the Mesa Urban Garden and service activities with Habitat for Humanity, Central Arizona.

Past Events:

November 8, 2020 World Planning Day – Student Planning Association Webinar

Hear about planning directly from MUEP and BSP students with the ASU Student Planning Association. They discuss how they got into urban planning, planning as a profession, and important topics in planning. This video was created with hopes to spread awareness and get more young people interested in the urban planning career field.


Faculty Liason: Meagan Ehlenz, Meagan.Ehlenz@asu.edu