Planning for Equity

APA Illinois Chapter


Thursday, October 5, 2017
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

Chicago, IL, United States

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This event, brought to you by the APA-IL Diversity Committee in partnership with the APA Chicago Metro Section, the UIC CUPPA Alumni Association, and the UIC Urban Planning and Policy Student Association, will focus on the challenges and best practices for planning in communities of color communities struggling with disinvestment. The panel will include both brief remarks from panelists touching on how planning for equity shapes their work and a discussion of a range of topics related to planning for equity.


  • Ciere Boatright – Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI)

  • Marcella Bondie Keenan – Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), Moderator

  • Tameeka Christian – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago

  • Kim Porter – Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

  • Elizabeth Scott – Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

  • Dawn Thompson – Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)

3:00 p.m. | Welcome and Panelist Introductions
3:25 p.m. | Moderated Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m. | Q & A
5:00 p.m. | Adjourn & Networking Event

NETWORKING:  Join us after the event for networking and refreshments with students of the Society for Black Urban Planners (SBUP), Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), and Women in Planning and Public Affairs (WPPA).

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Elizabeth Scott, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Elizabeth Scott is an associate planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), where her work focuses on housing and economic development planning and policy. Elizabeth holds a master's degree in urban planning and public affairs from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a bachelor's degree ... Read More

Tameeka Christian

Confirmed Speaker

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago Read More

Kimberly Porter, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Kimberly Porter, AICP is a Manager within the Local Planning & Programming Division at the Regional Transportation Authority. She previously served as Director of Economic & Community Development for the Village of University Park, Illinois in which she worked on various large-scale projects for the Village to include the I-57 Stuenkel Road ... Read More

Ciere Boatright

Confirmed Speaker


Marcella Bondie

Confirmed Speaker

Marcella Bondie Keenan, LEED AP, is the Director of RainReady Home at the Center for Neighborhood Technology. RainReady Home partners with communities to reduce their risk of urban flooding and realize the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient practices. Prior to CNT, Ms. Bondie Keenan consulted for federal and local ... Read More

Dawn Thompson

Confirmed Speaker

Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)

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