Planners Network: The newly forming Bay Area chapter:
- Planners Network: The newly forming bay area chapter:
The Planners Network is a national association of professionals,
activists, academics, and students who are involved in physical, social,
economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas and who
promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.
This will be the third meeting of a group that is forming a Bay Area
chapter of Planner's Network (www.plannersnetwork.org). (Chapters already
exist in New York City, at the University of Michigan, in
Toronto, and a handful of other cities).
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES:
We believe that planning should be a tool for allocating resources and
developing the environment to eliminate the great inequalities of wealth
and power in our society, rather than to maintain and justify the status
quo. We are committed to opposing racial, economic, and environmental
injustice and discrimination by gender and sexual orientation. We believe
that planning should be used to assure adequate food, clothing, housing,
medical care, jobs, safe working conditions, and a healthful environment.
We advocate public responsibility for meeting these needs, because the
private market has proven incapable of doing so. We seek to be an
effective political and social force, working with other progressive
organizations to inform public opinion and public policy and to provide
assistance to those seeking to understand, control, and change the forces
that affect their lives.
Come get involved with this nascent organization. We are looking for a
group of young professionals and planning students.
September 21, 7:30 PM
Offices of M. R. Wolfe & Associates
140 Second Street, 6th Floor , San Francisco
(between Mission and Howard, above 111 Minna gallery, near Montgomery
Planning a Planning Disorientation event
Selecting leadership and student reps
Developing an agenda
o the 2004 presidential election: Swing State Campaign
o anti Wal-Mart campaign and other policy initiatives
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Karen Chapple, professor of city and regional planning at
Fernando Martí, outreach committee: fmarti@...
Jess Wendover, outreach committee: jess@...
sign up for our new Yahoo group: firstname.lastname@example.org