Equity and Inclusive Planning

The chapter is working on improving opportunities for professional development  addressing inequities in our communities and practicing more inclusive planning.

In the past week (June 2019), we learned that the Chapter Presidents Council of APA has awarded a grant to the Illinois and Wisconsin Chapters to fund a second workshop on racial equity and inclusive planning.  APA-WI is pleased to be working with Illinois on this initiative.  More details will be shared in upcoming newsletters and social media posts.

In early 2018, a group of planners traveled to Appleton for a workshop offered by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE).  The Spring-Summer issue of our newsletter featured a story about this experience and what we learned.

Fall 2018, the conference theme, "Growing Inclusive Communities,"  continued conversations begun at the 2017 conference and the GARE workshop.  At the same time, the chapter is also cognizant of the need to grow a more inclusive planning workforce.

In the coming months, this page of the website will feature additional resources for planners on growing inclusive communities and a more inclusive profession.

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