Equity Diversity Inclusion
APA has made a focused commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in all forms. APA supports planners who work towards achieving thriving communities in which everyone has equal opportunity to live a safe, healthy, and prosperous life.
In this Section
Our EDI Commitment
How You Can Get Involved
Voices of Equity in Planning
Equity in Practice Case Studies
Equity and Certification
Equity Diversity Inclusion Blog Posts
May 5, 2023
Take 5: Celebrating Five Locations Honoring AAPI Heritage
March 28, 2023
Understanding the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
March 16, 2023
Can Zoning Solve Healthy Food Accessibility in Schools?
December 22, 2022
Removing Freeways and Healing Communities
Community Land Trust Builds Black Generational Wealth in Pricey Orlando SuburbThe Hannibal Square Community Land Trust prioritizes walkability, neighborhood legacy, and Black homeownership.by: Stuart Doyle February 06, 2023The Hannibal Square Community Land Trust prioritizes walkability, neighborhood legacy, and Black homeownership.
What Is Zoning Reform and Why Do We Need It?The case for change, why planners support it, and six zoning reform tactics that could help curb housing costs.by: Patrick SissonThe case for change, why planners support it, and six zoning reform tactics that could help curb housing costs.
Advance Environmental Justice Goals with This Innovative Health Data ToolThe City Health Dashboard could help communities meet Justice40 mandates, win funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and improve health outcomes for all.by: Linda McIntyre, AICP December 12, 2022The City Health Dashboard could help communities meet Justice40 mandates, win funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and improve health outcomes for all.
How to Uncover and Honor LGBTQ+ History in the Built EnvironmentKentucky and Maryland are the first states to use historical context studies to highlight places influential to the LGBTQ+ community — and drive planning efforts.by: Tatiana Walk-MorrisKentucky and Maryland are the first states to use historical context studies to highlight places influential to the LGBTQ+ community — and drive planning efforts.
Ending Zoning’s Racist LegacyZoning Practice — January 2022by: Jennifer Raitt January 01, 2022This issue of Zoning Practice summarizes how exclusionary zoning practices reinforce patterns of segregation originally established by illegal racial zoning, racially restrictive covenants, and federal policies in the first half of the 20th century. And it highlights steps Boston and Louisville, Kentucky, have taken to begin to rectify these inequities through zoning reforms.List price$0.00ZP subscriber$0.00
Planning With Diverse CommunitiesPAS Report 593by: Ivis Garcia, AICP, Andrea Garfinkel-Castro, Deirdre Pfeiffer, AICP January 01, 2019The U.S. will become a “majority-minority” country by the mid-2040s. More than before, planners must serve diverse publics and build inclusive communities. This PAS Report offers the tools planners need to engage people of color and improve quality of life for all in ethnically and racially diverse communities.List price$25.00APA member & PAS subscriber$0.00
Restorative Planning in Action: Lessons from Mound Up!by: Austin HarrisonEquity in Practice: Community-led planning effort builds upon Memphis 3.0 to revitalize Orange Mound neighborhood.
Gender-Inclusive LanguagePAS QuickNotes 88by: Timothy Burkhardt, AICP, Jacob Reilly, Hally Turner, AICPThis edition of PAS QuickNotes explains the importance of using gender-inclusive language in planning and offers examples of gender-inclusive practices and approaches for planners.Nonmembers$10.00APA members & PAS subscribers$0.00
After 140 Years, the Wiyot Tribe Has Come HomeFor the first time in U.S. history, a local municipality has returned stolen Native land without an accompanying sale or lawsuit.After years of local activism, Eureka, California’s city council voted to return a historic 202 acres of Tuluwat Island to the federally recognized Wiyot Tribe.
Navigating Mobility Justice with Naomi DoernerIn this episode of the People Behind the Plans podcast series, Naomi Doerner joins host Courtney Kashima, AICP, to talk about what mobility justice looks like in practice, including some inspirational examples from around the world.