There are a number of national organizations which carry on a national program for the purpose of encouraging city and regional planning and assisting with problems in these fields. Some of the most outstanding are listed below:

The National Conference on City Planning gives advice on planning organizations and activities. It publishes bulletins on city-planning subjects and holds its annual conference. Flavel Shurtleff is executive secretary. Address: 130 East Twenty-second Street, New York City.

The purpose of the American City Planning Institute is to promote city planning and encourage original research on city-planning subjects. The Institute publishes an official organ, City Planning (quarterly). Flavel Shurtleff is executive secretary. Address: 130 East Twenty-second Street, New York City.

The Planning Foundation of America serves as a national clearing house for planning information. The Foundation issues bulletins, news releases, and editorials. Flavel Shurtleff is secretary and director. Address: 130 East Twenty-second Street, New York City.

The American Civic Association includes in its field land planning, civic improvement, and conservation. It publishes Civic Comment (bimonthly) and the American Civic Annual as well as a number of bulletins. Harlean James is executive secretary. Address: 901 Union Trust Building, Washington, D.C.

In addition to the foregoing, the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Municipal League, and the National Recreation Association, all of New York, include city- and regional-planning activities in their programs.