Expertise for Communities

Advocacy Planning, Ethics and the Unfinished Business of Planning

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Hybrid– see event description


  • Register for the session. If your firm is a CPM member, you are a CPM member and can automatically register to attend.
  • Register for the session as a non-member.
  • Register for the session as a student.

Registration is closed

Consulting Planners of Massachusetts presents a session on advocacy planning and planners' obligation to serve the public.

What is advocacy planning, how does it relate to current DEI efforts, and how does it influence the obligation of planners today to serve the public and do the right thing?  This hybrid event features a panel of four distinguished planners: Daphne Politis, FAICP, David Lee, FAIA, and Ken Reardon. For the panelists, planning is a way to address societal problems and push for changes in policy, design and institutions that work against equitable outcomes. The session will review the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as it relates to social justice, equity, unconscious bias, and mitigating impacts of discriminatory plans and policies. There will be a substantial discussion period.

Participants will gain an understanding of advocacy planning and how to be more effective planner. This session is offered as a hybrid event; registrants can attend in-person at Roxbury Community College or join online via Zoom. Light dinner will be offered. Contact CPM Treasurer Anne McKinnon with questions at

CPM, MAPD or APA members:  $15 (if your firm is a corporate CPM member, you are a CPM member). Non-members: $20. Students can register to attend free. Register by Monday, 11/27/23, to ensure there is enough food.

Joining the session—

  • In-Person: Go to Common Room of Building 3 at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Boston.
Parking is available on site. MBTA access: Orange Line to Roxbury Crossing, bus routes 66 and 22, and many buses from Nubian Square and Ruggles. Bike access: Southwest Corridor Park bike path.
  • Online: A Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants before the event.

Thank you to our sponsors Urban Edge Housing Corporation and UMass Boston Urban Planning and Community Development Dept.


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