The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee organized Hindsight, a planning conference held in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Buchanan v. Warley (1917), the US Supreme Court decision that invalidated racial zoning on 14th Amendment grounds. This conference aims to not only reflect on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to proactively share planning, policy, and community development strategies that work towards more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. The day-long conference focuses on social equity not as an independent topic within planning, but rather, as a critical lens through which all planning and community development be conducted.
Thank you to everyone who made the first Hindsight conference incredible: from our inspirational keynote speakers; to those that contributed to the 60+ proposals received from around the country; to those traveling from far and wide - Detroit, Baltimore, London, and Bermuda; to the 400+ attendees and live-streamers; and to our volunteers who ensured the event ran smoothly! We thank our sponsors, the APA NY Metro Chapter, NYCEDC, Hunter College, Columbia GSAPP, Pratt Institute, and NYU Wagner, as well as our MWBE and local businesses, Uptown Roasters, Pabade Bakery, Clean Plate Co, Sprinkle Splash Bakery, Movement Buttons, and Camaradas el Barrio!
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We are currently editing the videos of the remarks, keynote, and recorded sessions and will get back to you when it is ready.
Don't stop! Continue the conversations, follow up with the people you met, build the network of equity-focused planners, and incorporate it into your daily work. Most importantly, continue personal reflection on diversity, anti-oppression, breaking down unconscious bias.