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Planning in the Face of Conflict: How Planners Improvise

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This event is supported by the BSA Foundation.

The Graduate Program in Urban Planning and Community Development presents the Inaugural Spring Planning Lecture:

Planning in the Face of Conflict: How Planners Improvise
Speaker: John Forester, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

Professor Forester will discuss the roles planners played in helping local communities overcome formidable racial, class, and religious differences to solve critical urban problems in Cleveland, New Orleans, and Albuquerque. Among Professor Forester’s books are Planning in the Face of Power, Making Equity Planning Work with Norm Krumholz, The Deliberative Practitioner, and Dealing with Difference: Dramas Mediating Public Disputes.

The Graduate Program in Urban Planning and Community Development, part of the School for the Environment at UMass Boston, is proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the American Planning Association - Massachusetts Chapter, Boston Society of Architects, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, and The Mel King Institute.

This year’s lecture is being given in honor of Professor Louis Aponte-Pares, Associate Professor of Community Development in the College of Public and Community Services, in recognition for his more than twenty years of selfless service to UMass Boston, the City of Boston, and the planning and design professions.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Rochelle Hall by March 30, 2016 if you plan to attend.

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