Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association OAPA Offers DEI and Racial Justice Resource Guide and Racial Equity Glossary
Volunteers with OAPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group (DEIG) developed two new online resources in 2021 geared toward planners, allied professionals, and planning students. Reflected in the offerings is OAPA’s commitment to lead our equity work with race, with an emphasis on the intersectionality of anti-racist work. Learn more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Racial Justice Resource Guide and Racial Equity Glossary on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources page of this website.
Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association CAPP Aids in Wildfire Recovery
OAPA's Community Assistance Planning Program (CAPP) has responded to the dramatic wildfires that impacted communities across the state in September 2020. In partnership with Federal, State and local governments, OAPA volunteers are providing planning resources and assistance. In the Santiam Canyon in Marion and Linn Counties, and the Bear Creek Valley in Jackson County, CAPP teams are working to support and assess how communities can rebuild for resiliency. These CAPP projects will help to jump start longer-term recovery planning and projects to come.
As part of this effort, OAPA has provided a list of resources for communities to inform current and future wildfire recovery, rebuilding, and resilience planning efforts.
Oregon-Washington Joint Planning Conference Register Now for the 2021 Joint OR-WA APA Conference - October 13-15
Join us for the second of our two-part (virtual) conference focused on Growing Together, planned for October 13-15, 2021! Registration is now open. Early bird pricing ends September 30th. The Conference schedule is also available, with full session details and speaker list coming shortly. Read more about planning for the Conference, including OAPA's policy for local in-person events in the Letter from the President (August 17, 2021)
In addition, Sessions from the 2020 virtual joint conference are online and available to view. Conference attendees have access for free. If you didn't attend, sessions are available for purchase.
PInts with Planners Podcast Reflecting on a 50-year career in Planning: Adrian Freund, FAICP
In the latest installment of the Pints with Planners Podcast, Adrian Freund, FAICP, reflects on 50 years as a professional planner. Adrian, who passed away in May 2020, discusses emergency preparedness, diversity and equity, and the challenges of building trust with communities.