Race & Place: The Ethics Case

APA Indiana Chapter


Friday, May 10, 2019
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT

CM | 1.50
E | 1.50

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This session will include a quick review of planning’s poor legacy related to race and place. After a historic background is shared by the panelists, we will focus in on three areas where this legacy impacts our current local planning efforts:

• Resistance to Multi-family Housing

• Legacy of Red-lining – Environmental Justice & Housing

• Influence of Citizen Planners on Decision-Making

After a brief presentation on each of these topics, the presenters will introduce ethical scenarios for discussion. During the scenario discussion, presenters will reference the AICP CODE for guidance. Following the ethical scenarios, the session will end with the group brainstorming a list of tools/tasks to take back to work, allowing each attendee to participate and determine what will work best for their planning position. The discussion will include a reminder to apply this topic of equity to all (not only Race, but also Immigrants, Hispanics, LGBTQ, non-Christian Religions, etc.). We will also share information about how APA/AICP is turning attention to this matter nationally.


K.K. Gerhart-Fritz

Confirmed Speaker


Brittanie Redd

Confirmed Speaker

Brittanie Redd is an urban planner and community cultivator. Her passion for social justice shapes her philosophy of planning. She has collaborated with neighbors and community advocates on regional and neighborhood plans, design of public spaces, green corridor revitalization, and economic development strategies. Read More

Katherine Bannon, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Katie has worked for local and state governments in a variety of capacities including information technology project management, community development, affordable housing, long-range planning, current planning, and code enforcement. She is currently President of the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association. Read More

Contact Info

Tish Mayfield, tmayfield@thecorydongroup.com