On June 6-8, in New York City, Planners Network and Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) will co-host “Beyond Resilience: Actions for a Just Metropolis, a progressive, practice-based planning conference that explores these alternatives to urban development and planning practice. At this conference, planners, architects, designers, activists, and neighborhood advocates come together to exchange ideas and perspectives to promote alternative, more sustainable, and just ways of preserving and developing the metropolis.
“Cataclysmic events across North America and throughout the world such as Hurricane Sandy lay bare the ongoing crises in low-income communities: unemployment, foreclosures, homelessness, and service cutbacks. During the storm, historic patterns of racial discrimination isolated the most vulnerable while wealthier, better-connected residents had the privilege of mobility. Traditional planning is partially responsible for these injustices. However, community-based organizations and activist networks are mobilizing, networking, and filling the gaps left by the failure of local and federal responses. This organizing continues beyond simple resilience, toward building a more just collective future.”
The first day will launch with a film festival, followed by community-based workshops throughout the city on the next, and culminate in an opening session at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where the conference will continue throughout the last day.
For more information, visit JustMetropolis.