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  • May 18-21, 2011, Memphis, TN
    Promoting Economic Development through Regional Cooperation, Planning, and Development
  • June 16 – 20, 2010, San Francisco. CA
    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.
  • July 17-20, 2008, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Planning in Challenging Climates
  • May 30-June 2, 2007, New Orleans, LA 
    Race, Class and Community Recovery: From the Neighborhood to the Nation and Beyond
  • June 8-11, 2006, Chicago, IL 
    Tending the Garden: From Grassroots to Green Roofs
  • June 2-5, 2005, Twin Cities, MN 
    Justice by Design: The Planners Network Design Conference
  • June 25-27, 2004, New York, NY 
    Walls or Bridges? Strategies for Rebuilding Communities
  • June 13-16, 2002, Holyoke, MA 
    New Visions for Historic Cities: Crossing Divides, Building Futures
  • June 21-24, 2001, Rochester, NY 
    Voices of Change: Lessons from Citizen Planners
  • June 22-25, 2000, Toronto, Canada 
    Insurgent Planning, Globalization and Local Democracy
    Download: Conference Brochure
  • June 17-20, 1999, Lowell, MA 
    Working for a Decent Living: Bridging the Gap between Labor and Community
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  • June 26-29, 1997, Pomona, CA 
    Sharing Stories, Shaping Strategies, and Building Communities
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  • June 14-16, 1996, Brooklyn, NY 
    Renewing Hope, Restoring Vision: Progressive Planning in our Communities
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  • May 19-21, 1995, East St. Louis, IL 
    Creating a Progressive Urban Agenda: Linking Community Action and Equity Planning
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  • May 20-22, 1994, Washington, D.C.
    For a Working America: A Planners Network Conference on Economic, Social and Environmental Justice
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  • Dec 12-14, 1986, Washington, D.C.
    Housing and Economic Development: State Local and Grassroots Initiatives
  • May 8-10, 1981, Washington, D.C.
    Planners Network National Conference, First PN Conference
    “The first move toward making PN an organization came at the 1979 conference on progressive planning at Cornell University. The first PN conference was held in 1981 at the National 4-H Center outside Washington, DC. A formal statement of principles was adopted, several working groups were set up and a steering committee formed. In 1985 PN issued a ‘Call for Social Responsibility in the Planning and Building Professions’ that spoke out against nuclear weapons, cutbacks in social spending, the aggressive U.S. foreign policy, and for economic and racial justice at home.”
  • April 29, 1979, Ithaca, NY 
    Planning Theory and Practice: Economic Context, Emerging Coalitions and Progressive Planning Roles Sponsored by Cornell University
  • May 4-5, 1978, Blacksburg, VA 
    Conference on Planning Theory Sponsored by Virginia Tech
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Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.

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