Monday, April 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT
Cost: Included in Registration
Activity Type: Educational Sessions
Activity ID: NPC188091
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Best practices for engaging resident groups and other historically underrepresented constituencies in the planning process
- How to learn from citizen planners and citizen scientists to create a community-led planning process
- How to define environmental justice and incorporate it into the planning process
MORE SESSION DETAILS
Equitable, healthy communities are created through the intentional examination of policies and practices that, even if they have the appearance of fairness, may serve to marginalize some or perpetuate disparities. Working toward equity requires planners to understand historical context and commit to long-term investment in social structures. Discuss lessons planners can learn from the past, hear what jurisdictions are doing across our nation, and engage in a facilitated discussion about environmental justice and green communities. This session will provide brief presentations from planners and aligned professionals working for environmental justice, followed by breakout session where attendees participate in a focused discussion facilitated by a presenter. Discussion topics include: How can planners foster environmental justice in their communities? What are the best methods for engaging resident groups and other historically underrepresented constituencies? And how can we learn from citizen planners and citizen scientists to create a community-led planning process?
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