Advancing Racial Justice, Social Equity, and Human Rights Through Planning: Lessons from Portland


April 14, 2017
4:00 p.m.


Amherst Room- UMass Club
1 Beacon St, 32nd floor
Boston, MA 02108


Lisa K. Bates Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University

Dr. Lisa K. Bates, Associate Professor in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State will discuss her collaborations with community and city planners to use a racial justice lens in urban planning and community development in the City of Portland. This work began with the Portland Plan and continues through the implementation of anti-displacement measures in the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and its community development strategies in North/Northeast Portland. Dr. Bates has participated in this work through advisory  and oversight committees, research partnerships, and participating in communities of practice for racial equity work in government. Professor Bates is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of housing and community development and  fair housing, environmental justice, and civil rights in planning. She believes that “We shall seek social justice” is the most important principle in the AICP Code of Ethics for professional planners.

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Registration deadline: 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning