Planners of Color (POCIG)
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Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG)

The mission of the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG), is to advance the interests and concerns of people and communities of color within the planning academia and the profession.

ACSP Members may subscribe to the POCIG Group. In order to subscribe to the POCIG group you must edit your personal profile and simply add yourself to the POCIG.

As a Member of the POCIG group you will be able to:

  • submit blogs
  • participate in forums
  • post photos
  • subscribe to the group's email newsletter
  • send group messages and emails
  • add to the calendar of events
  • and much more!

2017-18 Committee on Diversity Planners of Color CV Book


2017-18 Call for CVs

The ACSP Committee on Diversity is currently collecting CVs of minority PhD and PhD candidates, ABD, who are seeking tenure-earning faculty positions in Urban and Regional Planning for the Person of Color CV book. The CV book highlights the considerable skills and talents that each submittal has earned in their area of expertise. The Person of Color CV book is hosted free of charge on the ACSP website’s CV bank for any potential employer to view. The CV book is also displayed at the annual ACSP conference in the Fall and shared on multiple university list serves.  See Full Call


POCIG Leadership

  • Co-Chair 2017-2019: Andrew Greenlee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
  • Co-Chair 2017-2019:Sheryl-Ann Simpson,
  • Secretary/Treasurer 2017-2019:  Tonya N. Sanders, Morgan State University,
  • Student Representative:TBD
  • Liaison to the ACSP Committee on Diversity: Jeffrey Lowe, Texas Southern University,


POCIG Group Page


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.


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