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. During the storm, historic patterns of racial discrimination isolated the most vulnerable while wealthier, better-connected residents had the privilege of mobility. Traditional planning is partially responsible for these injustices. 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.
Join us June 6-8 in New York City for a progressive, practice-based planning conference that explores these alternatives to urban development and planning practice. At this conference, planners, architects, designers, activists, and neighborhood advocates come together to exchange ideas and perspectives to promote alternative, more sustainable, and just ways of preserving and developing the metropolis. For the full registration fee, you'll experience:
Featured speakers include:
Header photo and Coney Island photos courtesy Rebecca Crimins. New Orleans Ward 9 after Katrina courtesy George Frantz.