DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

The APA-IL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (D/E/I) provides ongoing education forums and opportunities for planners, students and university faculty of different backgrounds to network, share ideas and bring recognition to unique values and perspectives.

 

Our mission is to promote and increase diversity within Illinois' planning profession, and support the efforts of planners to create more inclusive, equitable and just policies, regulations, and communities in Illinois.

 

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APA Ambassador Program

​The American Planning Association Ambassador Program is a volunteer activity led by members of the American Planning Association (APA) with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the power and value that the planning profession brings to communities. Particular emphasis is placed on reaching audiences of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

The APA's application window for the Ambassador Program occurs in the fall. Please check the APA website for more details.

WHO WE ARE

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.

 

The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Creating Great Communities for All" in Illinois.  

 

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10/5/17 APA-IL “Planning for Equity” panel and networking event