DUE TO COVID-19, SPACES & PLACES 2020 WILL MOVE TO AN ONLINE FORMAT. THE EVENT DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
ABOUT SPACES & PLACES
A grassroots network of urban planners, policymakers, and designers formed in 2016 to amplify work on the issues affecting communities of color that are too often not fully recognized or addressed by professional urban planning and design communities. That effort, with the support of a committee of volunteers, the APA Housing and Community Development Division, WXY Studio, NextCity, and others, has resulted in a series of ‘unconference’ convenings held in conjunction with the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference each year.
The first gathering in New York City in 2017, Spaces & Places of Protest: The Cost of Social Injustice in Communities of Color, featured a discussion on diversity in the urbanism fields, models for self-determination in planning and designing with communities of color, and a collaborative networking workshop to discuss the role of protest and change in America’s cities and regions. The Spaces & Places 2018: Community-Led Initiatives: Equity, Inclusion, Crisis—held in New Orleans—brought local and national leaders together to celebrate, catalyze and amplify initiatives led by and with communities of color across planning, design, and activism. Spaces & Places 2019: People. Power. Justice in Oakland brought local and national leaders together to celebrate, catalyze and amplify initiatives led by and with communities of color across planning, design, and activism. Each Spaces & Place event was offered for free and attracted over 100 attendees from the host cities as well as from across the United States and Canada.
We are seeking partners, collaborators, and financial and in-kind sponsors to help make Spaces & Places 2020 a success, and a platform for change for communities. From the challenges of housing and gentrification to the opportunity for new economic models, creativity, and innovation, our goal is to provide a space that is both grounded and forward-thinking. We hope that you will join us.
Please contact the organizing committee for details about sponsorship and partnership opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the initiative in our Op-Ed in NextCity, “Spaces and Places of Our Own Making” and stay up-to-date on our work by joining our Facebook Group.
Spaces & Places 2020 Organizing Committee
Germane Barnes, University of Miami
Nicole H. Bennett, AICP, WSP USA
Antoine Bryant, Moody Nolan & Houston Planning Commission
Aldea Douglas, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Amina Hassen, WXY Studio & BlackSpace
Natasha Hicks, Harvard University Kennedy School Innovation Lab
Ifeoma Ebo, NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice & BlackSpace
Sonja Ewing, AICP, Prince George’s County Parks & Recreation
Amanda Miller, Hoffmann Architects
Justin G. Moore, AICP, NYC Public Design Commission & BlackSpace
Lynn M. Ross, AICP, Spirit for Change Consulting, LLC
Donald Taylor-Patterson, U3 Advisors
Shannon Teasley, SRT Management
@2019 by Spaces & Places Organizing Committee