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#ACSP2019: Gender & Diversity in Planning Track

Thursday, September 19, 2019  
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#ACSP2019 Track Chairs:


Jane Rongerude
2017, 2018, 2019



Erualdo Gonzalez
2018, 2019, 2020



About the Track:

The Gender and Diversity in Planning track explores the variety of methods, issues, and topics addressed when groups of difference analyze, develop and implement plans and planning activities. All aspects of diversity are encouraged in this track from race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation to geography, physical or cognitive disability, and class. We encourage papers and discussions on planning research and pedagogy that speak to issues of justice, equity, and inclusion related to gender and diversity.

A Word from our Chairs:

"The gender and diversity track continues to raise questions and challenge norms within planning literature and planning practice. This year’s sessions investigate queer space and consider how fear and threats of violence construct immobility for women, religious minority groups, and transpeople. They challenge us to consider the possibility of difference without stigma and planning that moves beyond whiteness and the perpetuation of white supremacy. And this only some of what our sessions offer! This exciting and innovative collection of scholarship offers ideas that push all of us further on the path toward an equitable and just planning practice. It’s an essential element for this year’s ACSP conference."

Visit our Conference Page for more information on all of the tracks for #ACSP2019.


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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