Oct 18 2018

APA-IL Equity In Planning Panel And Networking Event

October 18, 2018

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


CUPPA Hall, Lower Level


412 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

The APA-IL Diversity Committee and UIC UPPSA and are excited to bring the second annual Equity in Planning Panel discussion back to the University of Illinois-Chicago. This year’s discussion will focus on issues of equity and inclusion in the field of transportation planning. The two-hour panel discussion will be followed by 1½ hour breakout session aimed at bringing together planning students and planning professional from a wide variety of backgrounds.

This event is generously sponsored by WTS, an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.


Dr. Jesus Barajas, Assistant Professor of Regional and Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr. Barajas's work investigates the relationships between the built environment, social factors, and transportation policy on travel behavior and safety for historically disadvantaged population groups.

Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President, Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology. Jacky has created and led CNT’s transportation and air quality programs for over a decade. Jacky advocates for transit in the Chicago region, fighting for mass transit reform and dedicated funding in the Chicago region.

Roberto Requejo, Program Director, Elevated Chicago. Elevated Chicago is a collaborative of organizations advancing racial equity in transit-oriented development. During the past 15 years Roberto has helped public, private, and nonprofit organizations become more effective, inclusive, and influential, playing a variety of roles including team leader, diversity and inclusion strategist, relationship manager, and grant maker.

Audrey Wennick, Director of Transportation, the Metropolitan Planning Council. Audrey directs MPC’s transportation efforts and coordinates transportation initiatives with other facets of planning including affordable housing, land use, equity, and the environment. She leads transportation research and advocacy efforts including pursuing sustainable funding for transportation in Illinois, integration of performance-based planning methods into transportation practice, and developing efforts to boost transportation equity.

The panel will be moderated by Katanya Raby, Planner at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, APA-IL Diversity Committee Vice-Chair, and 2017 APA Emerging Planner of the Year.

Registration: https://www.ilapa.org/events/equity-in-planning-panel-and-networking-event

DATE: October 18, 2018

TIME:  3 – 5 PM:         Panel Discussion

5 – 6:30 PM:    Networking from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be provided.

PLACE:  UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs,

Lower level, 412 S. Peoria Street

Chicago, IL 60607


CM Credits: 2 CM Pending

QUESTIONS? Please contact Marcella Bondie Keenan, APA-IL Diversity Committee Chair (diversity@ilapa.org)

The APA-IL's Diversity Committee organizes educational, mentoring, and networking events that promote the diversity in the planning profession, and provides resources for more inclusive planning practices.


Marcella Bondie Keenan

Date posted

Oct 2, 2018

Date updated

Oct 2, 2018