Planners Network International Conference 2013
Beyond Resilience: Actions for a Just Metropolis
June 6 – 8, 2013, New York City Metro Area Registration Open! Please visit http://justmetropolis.org/
Co-sponsored by Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility and Association of Community Design.
Cataclysmic events across North America and throughout the world such as Hurricane Sandy lay bare the ongoing crises in low-income communities: unemployment, foreclosures, homelessness, and service cutbacks. However, community-based organizations and activist networks are mobilizing, networking, and filling the gaps left by the failure of local and federal responses. This organizing continues beyond simple resilience, toward building a more just collective future. The conference includes:
- Screening of “My Brooklyn” and a discussion with the filmmaker.
- Dialogue with community groups & residents at mobile community workshops.
- A celebration of justice and action at Pratt Brooklyn’s historic Higgins Hall.
- A full day of diverse conference panels, interactive workshops, and plenaries.
- An evening performance by Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping.
Featured speakers include:
John Davis, Burlington Associates
Mindy Fullilove, NY State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University
Rachel LaForest, Right to the City Alliance
Erminia Maricato, University of São Paolo
Peter Marcuse, Columbia University
Marla Nelson, University of New Orleans
Miguel Robles-Durán, Parsons/New School
Tony Schuman, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Aixa Torres, Smith Houses Resident Association; and dozens more!
Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.
Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility works for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. ADPSR programs aim to raise professional and public awareness of critical social and environmental issues, further responsive design and planning, and honor persons and organizations whose work exemplifies social responsibility.