Challenging Anti-Black and Indigenous Racism in Planning

As of the 2020-2021 academic year, we are currently in the process of conducting a periodic curricular and program review. The review will include a significant focus on how to address anti-black and more generally anti-BIPOC racism in our Planning Program. Just as good urban planning is transparent and accountable to stakeholders, so too with academic planning. In that spirit, below is a letter from our graduate students to the Planning Program faculty, the faculty response detailing first steps on the actions the program intends to take, as well as a statement of solidarity with movements against anti-black racism issued by the Department of Geography & Planning as a whole.

Student Letter to Faculty – May, 2020 

Faculty Response – June 11, 2020

Department Solidarity Statement Regarding Anti-Black Racism – June 10, 2020