Saturday, April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - Saturday, April 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. PDT
Activity Type: Educational Sessions
Activity ID: NPC198034
- Understand the unique challenges of planning in humanitarian and conflict environments.
- Identify opportunities for planners to serve with humanitarian organizations.
- Learn about initiatives that APA is taking to engage with humanitarian issues and organizations.
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Whether trying to meet the immediate needs of communities or making plans for their long-term future, planners can have crucal roles in serving the people in emergency and conflict areas. From guiding decisions about land use and infrastructure to facilitating community participation in local decisionmaking to developing plans for long-term reconstruction and recovery, planners have a unique skill set to assist communities going through crises. At the same time, planners are rarely sought for jobs with relief organizations — even the title "site planner" is usually reserved for architects or engineers. Panelists address some of the unique challenges of doing planning work in emergency and conflict settings. Hear a discussion of the typical silos that exist in the humanitarian world, looking at how planners may fit into different programs and situations. Finally, examine ideas for how APA might play a role in this issue.