The Planners Network 2014 Conference Planning at the Borders – June 5th-7th Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
The 2014 Planners Network Conference, Planning at the Borders, took place from June 5-7 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
In the 21st century, borders have expanded beyond defined international borderlines, and they have penetrated into cities –big and small–, into suburbs, into towns, and into rural areas all over the world.
While unrestrained globalization continues to homogenize some places, enclose and expropriate others, and produce new tensions and cleavages; people and communities are resisting. They are resisting and scaling walls, opposing displacement and segregation, diversifying landscapes, breaking the ceilings that prevent their mobility and their effective participation, establishing collaboratives, and reclaiming their health, histories, and voices.
For more information visit http://plannersnetwork2014.wordpress.com/
Planners Network National Conference 2013
Planners Network did not have a national conference in 2012 but will had an event in Los Angeles at the time of the American Planning Association Conference in late April. More details will be provided as we have them.
PLANNERS NETWORK ACTIVITIES AT THE 2012 AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION MEETING IN LOS ANGELES AT LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER – PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY
Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 3:00 pm
Tour meet-up spot: Mama’s Hot Tamales, 2122 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
From LA Convention Center: Leave Mobile Workshop departure area at 2:30 pm
Located just east of Koreatown and just north of the largely Latino and Central-American Pico Union neighborhood, MacArthur Park sits at the crossroads of countless racial, ethnic, and linguistic communities. Although it is historically associated with gang violence and, more recently, with clashes between police and demonstrators, the park has become an incubator for some of LA’s most innovative and successful social justice initiatives. The tour will highlight efforts by residents, labor, and community groups around MacArthur Park to support immigrant entrepreneurship, improve working conditions for low-wage workers, advance public safety for youth and families, create equitable transit-oriented development, and more. After the tour, we will head to La Cita Bar in Downtown LA for happy hour. The UCLA Planners Network chapter and UCLA Urban Spelunkers are hosting this tour.
Planners Network Dinner and Panel
When: Sunday, April 15, 2012, at 6 pm.
Cost: The dinner is a no-fee event, and those attending can order from the El Cholo menu; however, the restaurant requires we pay with one check.
Parking: If you are driving, there is inexpensive parking on Hope Street, one block east. 1028 Hope Street charges $5. Two lots between 11th and 12th are slightly cheaper.
Program: Introductory remarks by Marie Kennedy, co-editor of PN’s journal, Progressive Planning, and report by the PN Chapter at UCLA. Followed by panel with several local activists engaged in major planning disputes determining the shape and character of Los Angeles and many other US cities for decades to come:
2011 Planners Network National Conference Promoting Economic Development through Regional
2010 Planners Network Conference
June 16 – 20, San Francisco Bay Area
The information for the 2010 Conference, co-sponsored Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), New Village Press, Planners Network (PN), Young Planners Network, Association for Community Design (ACD) and The Center for the Living City can be found at http://justmetropolis.org
2008 Planners Network Conference: Planning in Challenging Climates
The 2008 Planners Network Conference: Planning in Challenging Climates was July 17-20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- See the Call for Participation (783 KB)
- For more information see the Planners Network Manitoba web site: www.pnmb.ca
Young Planners Network Annual Conference
Planners Network UK (PNUK) Annual Conference
2007 PNUK Conference, What’s Left of British Planning? Agendas for Progressive Planning in the UK, took place July 17, 2008 at the University of Sheffield. More information available at the PNUK website.