Battle Plans: The Intersection of Planning and Community Organizing

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What does city planning have to do with movement building? Why should planners care about community organizing? What lessons can community organizers and planners offer each other about creating just development, policy, and distribution of resources in the urban environment?

This four-day symposium is an opportunity for planning students, planners, and community members to hear from community organizers on the intersections between planning and community organizing and begin to imagine the creative, powerful partnerships that are possible—indeed, necessary—to create the cities we all deserve.

FILM SERIES Monday, Oct. 25 - Wed. Oct 27 @ 7pm

Screenings of The Atlanta Way (Monday); Neighbor-by-Neighbor (Tuesday), and The Garden (Wednesday). Theater @ Georgia Tech Student Center (350 Ferst Dr, ATL, GA 30322)

PANEL DISCUSSION Thursday, Oct. 28th @ 6-8pm

A conversation with community organizers: Dawn Phillips from Just Cause | Causa Just in Oakland; Lisa Adler formerly from the Bus Rider's Union / Labor-Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles; and Glo Ross formerly from FIERCE in NYC will discuss the intersections of planning and grassroots action in their fights for justice in the city. Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium at the Georgia Tech Architecture Building, 245 Fourth St., ATL GA 30322

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AICP CM credit available for this event.


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