Retail Space Planning Community



With both individual and corporate membership models available, we have made it easier to dive into these resources and expand your space planning knowledge base and network. The Space Planning Community is part of the Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals parent company. As a result of this relationship, additional cost savings exist for corporations that are members across multiple active associations. To ensure variety in need and budget size, we have structured tiered levels of membership.


Single User


Thought Leadership Benefits

Network Expansion Benefits

Growth and Development Benefits


Team Access - Number varies based on tier

Thought Leadership Benefits

Network Expansion Benefits

Growth and Development Benefits


Access a plethora of resources, networking opportunities, and training specific to space planning. 

Intellectual Leadership

Members can access valuable resources curated in partnership with leaders within the space planning industry. You can expect timely and actionable resources that you can put into practice as an individual or with a team. Learn more about those resources below.

Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Stay up on the latest trends in the industry, as well as news from the Space Planning Community. Sign Up »

24 Hour Access to Members Only Resource Library

Best practices, playbooks, scorecards, data insights, technology evaluation, real-time trends. Access the Resource Library »

Webinars Featuring Actionable Content

Case Studies, Scorecarding Tools, Retailer Best Practices, Panel Discussions, Virtual Store and Layout Tours. Learn More »


Read insightful blogs published regularly by the content team or in partnership with leaders in the Space Planning industry. Read »

Network Expansion

The Space Planning community has developed a variety of targeted events to keep members and industry professionals up to date on the latest industry trends, and best practices, and of course… to provide first-class networking opportunities with your peers.

Space Planning Forum

Regional Networking

Store Tours

Private Networking Groups

Facilitated Introductions


Boot Camps

Growth and Development

From enhanced online courses to boot camps and access to Talent development resources, we have created a suite of resources tailored to the needs of the space planning community.


Courses Available:

Key Elements of Space
Planning: People, Places, Products
Key Elements of Space Planning: Product Flow, Process and Profits
Merchandising Fundamentals Part 1
Merchandising Fundamentals Part 2 
Category Management Overview 
Category Roles
Intro to Micro Space Planning

Coming Soon
Storytelling with Data


Space Planning Job Templates

Job Templates - Job Board
Career Journey/Pathing Resources
Building Your Personal Brand
Interviewing Skills
Team Benchmarking Survey

Membership Tiers


Individual Membership

Corporate Members




Use this form to request Membership Information

Whether you are interested in individual or corporate membership, we are happy to carry you through the various options that fit your needs and budget. Submit an inquiry to start the process.

We invite you to join and encourage your participation — it’s your Space Planning Community.