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Post Election Statement by ACSP Officers

Monday, November 21, 2016  
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We write in our roles as ACSP Officers to reiterate ACSP's aim to connect educators, researchers and students. Given the vitriolic tone of the presidential campaign and reports of attacks, we are writing to say that we strongly support our colleagues and students, and that we will do everything we can to ensure an open and inclusive environment for debate and civil discourse, including difficult conversations (a topic of one of the 2016 annual conference Presidential Sessions) and Big Ideas sessions at the annual conference.

We encourage you to continue pushing for a planning agenda that is inclusive and sustainable. One concrete step that we ask of you is to suggest potential topics for cross-cutting sessions for the upcoming Administrators Conference in March 2017, and our annual conference in Denver in October 2017.

Lois Takahashi, President
Weiping Wu, Vice-President/President Elect
Carissa Slotterback, Secretary
Joe Grengs, Treasurer


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.