Friday, June 21

Further information for themes and speakers for panels is listed under the Friday and Saturday tabs by clicking on each panel

8:45 – Morning keynote by Samuel Stein, author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

9:30 – 11:00: Concurrent Panels Session I

  1. Popular Planning for Climate Action in NYC with CUNY Graduate Center’s Climate Action Lab

  2. Street Vending, Global Capital, and Local Exclusion in an Immigrant Neighborhood with Women in Informal   Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and the Street Vendor Project

  3. Beyond Incarceration: The Campaign to #CLOSErikers with the Women’s Community Justice Association and Just Leadership USA.

  4. Talking Back to Market Urbanism: what does equity-driven zoning and planning look like? with L.A. Area PN-er Dick Platkin, the Regional Plan Association, and Churches United for Fair Housing

  5. Fighting for People-Driven Investment: how local knowledge and engagement can support efforts to build wealth in place with Carolina Center for Public Service, Communities in Partnership, and the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative


11:15 - 12:45: Concurrent Panels Session II

  1. The New Deal and the Green New Deal in NYC with Labor Network for Sustainability the and other voices

  2. Building Tenant Power and Holding Banks Accountable for Predatory Equity with the Cooper Square Committee

  3. Sustaining and Supporting Community Organizing Against Evictions: Strategies from Women Leaders of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo’s Favelas and Their Allies, with the Museum of the Removals, Vila Autódromo, Horto Neighborhood and Friends Organization, the Popular Council, ReciclAção, Sustainable Favela Network, Catalytic Communities, RioOnWatch, the Observatory of Evictions, and UFABC.

  4. Shared Equity Housing Strategies with Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust, Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition and Committee to House the Bay Area

  5. Community Control: Development to Combat Displacement with Hester Street Collaborative, Make the Road NY, and VOCAL-NY

  6. Insurgent Planning: Resisting Environmental Injustice and Land Commodification in Ayiti (Haiti), Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Trenton


3:00 – Concurrent Panels Session III

  1. Resistance to Gentrification and Global Real Estate Finance in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, UPROSE, Protect 8th Avenue Coalition, and Sunset Park for a Liberated Future

  2. Earthly Concerns: Religious Institutions and Real Estate with Judson Memorial Church, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, Housing Data Coalition, Riseboro Community Partnership and New York University Urban Democracy Lab.

  3. Reimagining the “Tenant” to Empower and Protect NYC Neighborhoods with Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development.

  4. Abolition and a Black Sense of Place

  5. Communities Advocating to Capture Value from Development with Somerville Community Corporation, Union Square Neighborhood Council, and Pratt Center for Community Development

  6. Preserving NYC Public Housing with Community Service Society, Legal Aid Society, and Community Voices Heard

5:00: Closing Panel: Then and Now, Inside Out: Planning as a Social Movement, with Tom Angotti, Eve Baron, Dana Driskell, Emily Ahn Levy, and Emma Osore



Saturday June 22nd

9:00 AM

400 Years of Inequality: A Planner’s Observance for a Just Future with Ron Shiffman


  1. Tenant Organizing in Chinatown with Collective for Community, Culture and Environment

  2. Community-Controlled Land for Community-Controlled Public Space with Picture the Homeless

  3. In Defense of Grassroots Cultural Spaces with NYC Artist Coalition

  4. Industrial Soils Will Save Us All with Newtown Creek Alliance, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, and Salt Tree Art Collective


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