Planning for Equity through Innovation and Creativity

APA Minnesota Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon CDT

CM | 1.50

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Minneapolis 2040, the update to the city's comprehensive plan, is reaching further than it ever has before to achieve goals that dramatically reduce disparities in order to produce equitable outcomes for all Minneapolis residents.  Learn about the methods used by city planners and artists to direct the planning process to deliberately acknowledge past structurally racism in policies for the built environmental and then identify opportunities for the comprehensive plan to be a tool for change.

Attendees will learn:

 - Creative engagement methods to reach audiences that are traditionally underrepresented in public processes.

 - How to facilitate discussions on sensitive topics, including those related to racial equity in planning.

 - Methods to meaningfully and deliberately infuse equity into the substance of a comprehensive plan.


Monica Sheets

Confirmed Speaker

Monica Sheets is an artist who creates platforms for communication as a form of civic engagement for herself and other participants. She has an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, and her work has been recognized through grants and exhibitions regionally ... Read More

Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Confirmed Speaker

Rattana Sengsoulichanh is a City Planner with the City of Minneapolis and focusing currently on engagement for the comprehensive plan. He holds a BS in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota. Read More

Beth Elliott, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Beth Elliott is a Senior Urban Planner and Planning Group Leader with Stantec Consulting. Her role includes coordinating the day-to-day work of the planning team and to plan and design livable communities throughout the Upper Midwest. Prior to her current position, she spent 13 years as a planner for the ... Read More

Paul Mogush, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Paul Mogush, AICP has worked for twelve years as a planner with the City of Minneapolis, focusing primarily on long range planning. His current focus is on updating the City's comprehensive plan, Minneapolis 2040. In addition to his work at the City of Minneapolis, Paul co-chairs the Legislative and ... Read More

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