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Planning for Equity

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UIC Great Cities Institute

412 S. Peoria St.

#400

Chicago, IL 60607

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This event, brought to you by the APA-IL Diversity Committee in partnership with the APA Chicago Metro Section, the UIC CUPPA Alumni Association, and the UIC Urban Planning and Policy Student Association, will focus on the challenges and best practices for planning in communities of color communities struggling with disinvestment. The panel will include both brief remarks from panelists touching on how planning for equity shapes their work and a discussion of a range of topics including:

  • Planning to address disinvestment and increase equity in communities.

  • Engaging under-represented groups in the planning and implementation process.

  • Leveraging the planning process to overcome negative views outsiders may have of the community.

  • Overcoming mistrust or negative perceptions of government and planning.

  • Identifying outside forces shaping local decision-making and the ability to effect positive change.

SPEAKERS

  • Ciere Boatright – Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI)

  • Marcella Bondie Keenan – Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), Moderator

  • Tameeka Christian – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago

  • Kim Porter – Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

  • Elizabeth Scott – Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

  • Dawn Thompson – Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)

AGENDA
3:00 p.m. | Welcome and Panelist Introductions
3:25 p.m. | Moderated Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m. | Q & A
5:00 p.m. | Adjourn & Networking Event

NETWORKING: Join us after the event for networking and refreshments with students of the Society for Black Urban Planners (SBUP), Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), and Women in Planning and Public Affairs (WPPA).

QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the APA-IL Diversity Committee at diversity@ilapa.org.

CM CREDITS: 2.00 AICP CM Credits Approved


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