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Planning for Equity, October 5th

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. Speakers include:

  • 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)


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).

WHEN: October 5, 2017, 3-5 pm WHERE: UIC Great Cities Institute, 412 S Peoria St. #400, Chicago, IL 60607 QUESTIONS: For questions, please contact the CMS Board at or COST: FREE. Thank you to UIC Great Cities Insitute for hosting us! PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS: 2.00 AICP CM REGISTER:

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