The Detroit Association of Planners are people who want to work together to make Detroit better. Some of us are professional community planners, but many of us have other specialized areas of community building. Founded more than 300 years ago, Detroit experiences vast but welcome transformation. To implement that transformation, we subscribe to the Collective Impact model which utilizes the tools of Ubuntu: connection, engagement, teaching, and care. DAP commits to using these tools for guidance in both means and ends

We all share the philosophy of Ubuntu: I am, because we are.

MISSION STATEMENT: To act as a conduit for connectivity and engagement by providing a voice for all members of the community from grassroots to corporate.

VISION STATEMENT: Community planning isn’t just for Planners anymore.

GOALS: We aspire to be a clearinghouse of information and education, available to all who seek our services.