Planning for the Intercultural City: Practice and Visions

Planning for the Intercultural City: Practice and Visions

posted Sep 2, 2010, 7:12 AM by Lisa Bassett


A symposium for practicing and emerging planners and community
development professionals

When: Friday, October 22, 2010, 12:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Cabot Auditorium, Tufts University, 170 Packard Avenue,
Medford, MA
Audience: Graduate students/emerging planners, practicing planners,
and community development professionals
Cost: Free. Refreshments and dinner will be provided (RSVP required)
Space is limited; please RSVP online http://www.interculturalcity.eventbrite.com

Join emerging and practicing planners and community development
professionals from the greater Boston area for a lively symposium
exploring the opportunities and challenges of planning for our
increasingly diverse cities. Guest planners and community development
professionals will highlight effective planning strategies for
engaging diverse communities--citing real-world experiences. Through
lecture and facilitated dialogue, practical strategies for promoting
cultural understanding and equity in planning practice will also be
explored. The symposium will also feature regional and/or national
experts on the topic of intercultural city planning and culturally
competent planning.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact:
TuftsICP@gmail.com.

Tentative Agenda

12:30-12:45 pm: Welcome and Introductions
12:45-1:00 pm: Research Presentation: "When Equity is Not Enough: An
Investigation into Cultural Competency in Planning Education"
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Planning in Diverse Cities
Guests: Local Planners (TBA)
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Breakout Discussions by Topic
Guests: Local Planners, UEP Alumni
3:00 - 3:15 pm: Break and Refreshments
3:15 - 4:30 pm: Keynote Speaker (TBA)
4:30 - 5:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Planning with Community Partners
Guests: community development professionals (TBA)
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (RSVP Required)
About the Tufts UEP Intercultural Planning Group

The UEP Intercultural Planning Group envisions UEP graduates
celebrating diversity in planning; taking part in forming communities
where diversity is celebrated and communities of a variety of
cultures, classes and races form a mosaic of prosperous communities.
Our first step in that direction is hosting the symposium titled
"Planning for The Intercultural City: Practice and Visions."

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