Plenary 2: Here and Now: Building Thoughtful Coalitions for Complex Challenges

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Thursday, October 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT

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Building Thoughtful Coalitions for Complex Challenges: In a time of crises of many scales, from acute to generational, change leaders can struggle to balance competing priorities and funding mandates. But our housing, growth, social justice and transportation challenges don’t exist in a vacuum. They have complex links and policies and actions can have reverberant unintended consequences. Our panelists will consider how coalitions can best advance a just, inclusive transportation movement.

Is “NIMBY vs YIMBY” a useful lens for advancing equity in the built environment? How can advocates for walking & rolling, social justice, and sustainable development align our goals and strategies more effectively? Are there inherent conflicts to planning for short term stability and long term sustainability, and how should that conflict inform our approach?


Sarah Sulaiman

Sarah is a Communities Editor, Streetsblog Los Angeles Read More

Asn Ndiaye

Asn is a Research & Policy Associate, Working Partnerships USA Read More

Poncho Guevara

Poncho is an Executive Director, Sacred Heart Community Service Read More

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