Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG)
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Welcome to POCIG


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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.

We believe that ACSP values, policies and practice can help shape the culture of the planning academy across disparate schools, departments and programs. Therefore, drawing from the Climate Study and reconnaissance of other associations, POCIG proposes the following: View Report (PDF)


Connect with POCIG

If you are interested in supporting the POCIG mission, please send a request to join the POCIG email listserv. You can do so by signing into Google Groups, and then search for “POCIG-ACSP,” and send us a “join group” request. Planners of color can connect on our Facebook Group.

Additional information about this group can be found on the POCIG website.


POCIG Leadership

  • Co-Chair (2018-2020)
    Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland,
  • Student Representative (2019-2021)
    Ariam Torres Cordero, University of Illinois,


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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