Principles to Which We Aspire: Social Justice & Public Health

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Wednesday, August 30, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT

Philadelphia, PA, United States

CM | 2
E | 1.50

Add to My Log


Planners have a unique charge to make policy decisions with the welfare of citizens in mind. The "Principles to which we Aspire" section of the ethics code sets the standard for how planners to work toward a more just future. This lecture will cover how three planners have worked to:

       Seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons

       Recognize a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic integration and urge the alteration of policies, institutions, and decisions that oppose such needs.

       Provide citizens the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the development of plans and programs that may affect them.

       Consider and incorporated the long-range consequences of present actions.

       Articulate the interrelatedness of decisions.

Resource URL


Amanda Wagner

Amanda Wagner, MCP, MGA is Get Healthy Philly’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Manager, working with stakeholders across the city to help Philadelphians eat healthy and be active. She is a member of the Mayor’s Food Policy Advisory Council and previously Get Healthy Philly’s Food Policy Coordinator ... Read More

Caroline Harries

Caroline Harries is the Associate Director of the Food Trust’s National team. She supports the implementation and development of policies to encourage healthy food retail development in underserved areas throughout the country. She has a master's in regional planning from Cornell University and is certified by the American ... Read More

Lisa Servon

Lisa Servon is a Professor and Department Chair at PennDesign. She was previously Professor of Management and Urban Policy at The New School, where she also served as Dean at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. She conducts research in the areas of urban poverty, community ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer,