APA's Leading Transformative Change Series

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The nation’s current civil and social unrest is deeply connected to the racial disparities exposed by the global pandemic.  This is an extraordinary moment of pain for the nation and the populations that have borne the brunt of longstanding injustices and inequalities. Now is the time for the planning profession to reflect on unjust practices to evolve the infusion of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of planning.  Listen as this important series exposes past and present inequitable planning practices, while highlighting innovative ways planners can lead to create welcoming places and spaces for all.    

This series includes a presentation on Equitable Places  with demonstrated lessons on infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into planning practices. Listen in as our subject matter expert presents projects that implemented an equity framework for decade-long neglected neighborhoods.  Learn innovative approaches and techniques that can be applied to urban and rural planning projects.  

Then hear interviews with 3 of the top transformative change leaders across the US, on thinking differently to challenge the status quo and yourself; learning to embrace the healing process to engage grieving communities; and prioritizing the power of public design to help solve major challenges.  Mitchell Silver, FAICP moderates this series with speakers,  Tamika Butler, Jay Pitter, MES & Justin Garret Moore, AICP.   Get inspired and learn from the experiences of these thought leaders in a much needed discussion around planners leading transformative change.