The annual Fall Conference of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association (TAPA) will be co-hosted by the Tennessee Section of the Institue of Transportation Engineers (TSITE). This three-day conference will be an excellent opportunity for practicing planners and engineers as well as citizens, students, and elected and appointed officials to attend technical sessions, network, socialize, and learn from each other about the fields of planning and engineering and their intersection in our communities.
The Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association (TAPA) is a professional organization of over 500 members representing city, county, and state planners and related professions across Tennessee. The mission of our organization consists of three bullet points:
- Offer professional leadership and resources for the development of inclusive, livable communities across Tennessee by providing up-to-date training programs on current planning issues
- Provide professional development opportunities
- Advocate for a highly qualified and diverse network of professional planners
The Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association helps carry out the mission of the APA for planning professionals who live and work in the Volunteer State. Officially founded in 1979, hundreds of members from the peaks near Mountain City to the river bluffs of Memphis work together to advance the planning profession in our state. TAPA is divided into five sections across the state: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and State of Franklin.
If you're interested in planning in Tennessee, you should become a member of TAPA. We offer two ways to join: a stand-alone Tennessee Chapter only membership, as well as a membership with APA National as well.
The Tennessee Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TSITE) is a professional organization of persons who are involved in the field of transportation and who share a common interest in improving the quality of the surface transportation system in Tennessee.
TSITE is the Tennessee Section of the Southern District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE). TSITE includes individuals engaged as engineers, planners, technicians, administrators, academicians, researchers, sales representatives, and students in transportation fields in Tennessee.
The Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers is an organization of state Sections in the southeastern United States. The Institute of Transportation Engineers ( ITE.org ) is an international organization promoting the growth and development of the transportation profession all over the world. The Tennessee Section includes approximately 200 members, and ITE has approximately 13,000 members around the world.
TSITE meets quarterly in different parts of the State. TSITE encourages participation at the District and International level. To obtain International ITE membership information and applications, contact ITE at (202) 554-8050, or by fax at (202) 863-5486.