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Task Force on the 2020 Conference Focus Event: Racial Equity and Justice in Urban Planning Research and Education
Cities across the globe are increasingly racially and economically diverse. Such diversity has also given rise to contests over differences in norms, rights and inequalities among groups that demands planners to directly engage in issues of racial equity and justice. In an effort to highlight emerging research on racial equity and justice within urban planning research and education, ACSP is organizing a conference focus event on these important topics at our annual 2020 conference in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. This initiative is an opportunity for ACSP and non-ACSP scholars to engage issues of racial equity and justice within the built environment and urban planning. Hence, the goal of this initiative is to expand the intellectual space at the conference on these topics. Such topics include relationships to race and intersectional ways in which racialized forms of disadvantage and marginalization impacts spatial income inequality, the reification of gendered spaces in cities, planning efforts within gentrifying neighborhoods, research on incorporating more diverse voices in our discipline, studies that speak to creating inclusive spaces for LGBTQI communities, highlighting Indigenous planning practices, and immigration. Other topics that relate to racial equity and justice are also welcomed.
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