W.. . I C- T. O- T.. ~. Y MSS 722
American Institute of Planners
Northern Ohlo Chapter Records
1 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the American
Institute of Planners, Northern Ohio Chapter Records, as a gift
of the Chapter, through the auspices of the president, Robert M.
Parry in January 1981. Richard W. Arpi processed the collection
in August 1983.
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rights to this collection.
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Organizational sketch: The American Institute of Planners ( A. I. P.)
was founded in 1917 to study city, regional, state, and national
planning; to promote the interests of professional planners, and to
promote fellowship among its members. The institute promoted unified
development of urban communities through the wise use, regulation,
and occupancy of land. Five membership categories, differentiated
by levels af experience and education, included engineers, architects,
and public officials.
The Northern Ohio Chapter was established in 1950 in Cleveland when
people interested in urban planning met to discuss topics of mutual
concern. As interest grew the chapter encompassed members from
throughout northern Ohio. Topics of meetings included social workers
and planners, legal aspects of land use controls, water resources
planning, and applications of cquters in urban analysis. The Ohio
Valley Chapter, established ca. 1950, included southern Ohio and
several counties in northern Kentucky. Within the Ohio Valley
Chapter a subdivision or chapter section included planners who lived
or worked in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1978 the American Institute of Planners merged with the American
Society of Planning Officials ( founded in 1934). The resulting
organization is named the American Planning Association.
Source: American Institute of Planners, Northern Ohio Chapter
Records, XSS 722, Ohio Historical Society; Encyclopedia of
Associations, 14th edltion, volume 1, Yakes & Akey edltors, 1980.
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