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Join us in NYC!

June 21-22nd 

Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall
61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

A two-day, multi-city conference bringing together researchers, community groups and others committed to progressive planning.

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A Multi-City Conference:

Seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of the traditional conference, this year’s Planners Network conference will take place over the course of two days in three locations, New York City, Tacoma, and Montreal. We'll use telecommunications to share plenaries and conference proceedings.

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Resisting Displacement and Dispossession

In cities throughout the nation and world, people are facing powerful economic and political forces that lead to evictions from their homes and displacement from their communities. In response, people are organizing, resisting, and developing their own plans and policies as alternatives. Join Planners Network as we explore strategies and affirm that another world is possible!

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8 AM - 8:30 PM

8:00 – Breakfast and registration

8:45 – Welcoming remarks + morning keynote by Samuel Stein, author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

9:30 – Concurrent Panels Session I

11:15 – Concurrent Panels Session II


3:00 – Concurrent Panels Session III

4:45 – Closing Panel: Then and Now, Inside Out: Planning as a Social Movement


8:30 AM - 4 PM

8:30 – Breakfast and registration

9:00 – A Planner’s Observance for a Just Future Workshop


led by local community-based organizations:

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Featured Speakers

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Samuel Stein

Samuel Stein is a PhD candidate in geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an urban studies instructor at Hunter College. He is the author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State (Verso 2019). He is a participant in various tenant and community groups fighting gentrification and displacement in New York City, and beyond.


Thank you for your support of this conference!

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About the Planners Network

Established in 1975, the Planners Network is the organization of progressive planning. Our members are professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas. We serve as a voice for social, economic, and environmental justice through planning.

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June 21-22nd,

Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall
61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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The Pratt campus and many of its buildings are historic in nature and thus not all spaces on campus are readily accessible and the accessibility of certain buildings and spaces on campus may not be immediately apparent to campus visitors. However all programs, services and activities will be accessible and Pratt will accommodate any individuals with a disability who wish to avail themselves of any of its programs or activities. Learn more.

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