Development Services

Join us, along with the American Planning Association, as we celebrate National Community Planning Month in October—a time to recognize planners’ work to improve the livability of the community.

This year’s theme, “Planning for Infrastructure That Benefits All," highlights how well-planned infrastructure projects, such as roadways, housing, and parks strengthen communities boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development in our City.
Follow #LBPlanningMonth on social for more information and to get involved.

Upcoming Events

Interested in a career designing cities to better serve the communities that live, work, and play in them? Join us for a panel and networking event to learn more from urban planners in a variety of City departments about career paths and opportunities. RSVP at

Careers in Urban Planning
Tuesday, October 15
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
5870 Atlantic Ave.
Grab your bike and join us for a casual neighborhood ride and food tour through the West Long Beach community in collaboration with Walk Long Beach, Walk Bike Long Beach, and Pedal Movement. Come explore local businesses and restaurants, all while imagining infrastructure to improve your neighborhood. RSVP at

Park-to-Park: Walk/Bike Tour
Saturday, October 19
Hudson Park
9:00 am – 11:00 am

2335 Webster Ave.
*Meet at W. Hill St.

Join us for a family-friendly community resource fair, in collaboration with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine. We will have resources and activities from various City Departments, free giveaways, and more! RSVP at

LBDS Outdoors: Community Resource Fair
Saturday, October 26
10:00 am – Noon
Whaley Park
5620 E. Atherton St.

Past Events

Join us for an educational workshop on the basic elements of the City’s development review process and the key role community members play in the planning process, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. This workshop will be conducted in Spanish with English interpretation available. View more information. RSVP at

Planning 101 Workshop
Tuesday, October 8
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Long Beach Rescue Mission
1430 Pacific Ave.
*Workshop will be in Spanish, English interpretation will be available.

#LBPlanningMonth Media

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, City staff presented on National Community Planning Month at the City Council meeting. 

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