Opportunity to Participate in 2017 APA National Planning Conference Session


Pete Sullivan, AICP
Co-Chair, APA-NC Communications and Public Affairs Committee

Are you planning to attend the National Planning Conference in New York, May 6-9, 2017? Read below for details on how you can help facilitate a conference session on diversity in planning.

The organizer of one of the confirmed conference sessions, Cultural Competency in Planning, is seeking volunteers to help facilitate the interactive session. The purpose of the session is to help attendees plan for cultural competency in their local communities. The format will include 16 rotating stations, where attendees pose questions to subject matter experts on a range of diversity-related topics. The organizer, Diana Hasrouni, is seeking volunteer subject matter experts for the following topics:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Urban Design
  • Arts, Culture, and Placemaking
  • Community Development
  • Crime Prevention
  • Diversity in the Planning Profession and Education
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ethnic Enclaves
  • Food Insecurity
  • Planning at the Local Level and Inclusive Engagement
  • Public Health
  • Public and Active Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning/Ethics/Law

If interested, send an email to Diana Hasrouni at hasrounidana@gmail.com. Include your name and contact information, and indicate three topics from the list above that you would be interested in leading. Volunteers should have some professional experience in their chosen topics. The deadline for responses is Friday, February 24, 2017.

About the session

Cultural Competency in Planning is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017, 2:30pm – 3:45pm. The session will be held at the main conference location below. 1.25CM credits are available.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

655 W. 34th St.

New York, NY 10001

More information on this session is available in the #NPC17 conference program here.

About the organizer

Diana Hasrouni currently serves as an AmeriCorps member for Northeast Ohio Medical University Health Professions Affinity Community. The HPAC is a project-based program that addresses health disparities through community partnerships. In 2016 Diana received a Bachelor’s in Urban Regional and Planning from Cleveland State University (CSU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where she served as executive board member the CSU APA Student Chapter.

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