Stakeholder Categories

Use these stakeholder categories to inspire further thinking about potential stakeholders that should be involved in the planning process.

Municipality

  • Mayor and council members
  • Planning commission and staff
  • Economic development
  • Engineers
  • Housing & Neighborhood
  • Development
  • Public Works
  • Transportation
  • Community councils

Urban Design & Land Use

  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Society of Landscape
  • Architects (ASLA)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Congress of New Urbanism (CNU)
  • Planning Professionals

Economy & Development

  • Economic Development
  • ‘Buy Local First’ groups
  • Landowners
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Business Owners
  • Community Reinvestment
  • Act officers
  • Financiers
  • Realtors
  • Developers

Transportation

  • Department of Transportation
  • Metropolitan Planning
  • Organizations
  • Public Transportation
  • Transit Agencies
  • Bike/Pedestrian Advocates

Housing

  • Housing Coalitions
  • Fair Housing Groups
  • Renters Associations
  • Homebuilders
  • Residents of Housing Project

Public Sector

  • Congressional Liaisons
  • Federal Departments and Agencies (FHWA, EPA, DOT, HUD, etc.)
  • State Departments, Boards and Agencies
  • State Legislators
  • Tourism
  • Health Department

Nonprofits & Community Groups

  • Environmental Groups
  • Historic Preservation Groups
  • Schools
  • Youth Groups
  • Senior Citizen Groups
  • Community Leaders/Activists
  • Residents
  • Media
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Socioeconomic Groups
  • Special Interest Organizations
  • Local Foundations

Who are your Stakeholders?

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