City and Regional Planning

Posted May 24, 2021

Towards Justice & Belongingness in PennPlanning

A year ago, the murder of George Floyd – and so many others – amid a global pandemic shook our country and catalyzed many conversations about anti-racism in our Department. We held space over the academic year to process our personal traumas and professional experiences while imagining new worlds.  This has been a long year of reflection for all of us that led to fundamental conceptual revisions. Today, on this one-year anniversary, our postdoctoral fellow and inaugural Director of Justice x Belonging Dr. Matt Miller shares his 30+ page report “Toward Justice & Belongingness in PennPlanning” recounting and memorializing our thoughts in the form of a collective vision and an emerging plan generated from dozens of generous thinkers. We invite you to explore it with us.