Webinar: Inclusive Planning for Aging & Livable Communities

November 10, 2015

How do planners create livable, age-friendly communities? And what role does gender play when creating and implementing these plans? This webinar focuses on the results of the "Planning through a Gender Lens: Inclusive Planning for Aging and Livable Communities" research study, a collaboration between Dr. Mildred Warner of the Cornell University Women's Planning Forum and APA's Planning and Women Division. Research was funded by a grant from the APA Divisions Council.

Recognizing that the realities of women's day-to-day lives have major implications for the planning field, the key aim of the research was to gather information about the extent to which planners consider gender in their practice, considered in the context of well-established planning practices for aging communities. This session explores those questions and the results of the survey, and frames the implications and opportunities for planners in their everyday practice. (Mildred Warner, PhD; Amanda Micklow, AICP; Alice Walkup, AICP, panelists)

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Webinar: Women and Transportation Planning: Understanding Gender Issues

March 7, 2014

In March 2014, we partnered with the Transportation Planning Division to host a lively discussion on the issues faced by women in mobility around the world. Our three planning experts discussed transportation finance, policy, and use through a gender lens: from the financial backbone of policy development, women in leadership roles and networks for women, to healthy & safe mobility by bike and on foot.

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Kit KellerKit Keller is the Executive Director of the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, promoting public policy that protects people-friendly streets. Kit previously collaborated with local businesses and government to orchestrate a successful new transit start-up, develop and fund shared use trails, and facilitated Safe Routes to School programs.

Lisa SchweitzerLisa Schweitzer is an Associate Professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and a fellow of the Brookings Institute. Her research focuses on transportation, social justice, and the environment; and she is the author of the blog Urban Ethics and Theory. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Leslie WooLeslie Woo is the Vice President of Policy, Planning and Innovation at MetroLinx, the transportation planning authority for the Greater Toronto region. Leslie has worked as an architect in private practice, environmental advocacy for NGOs, and urban planning leadership roles in the public sector. She is the author of the SheBuildsCities blog.