Planning for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility

APPI is committed to demonstrating leadership in planning for equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA).

Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Anti-Black Racism in Planning Report click here

The OPPI Anti-Black Racism in Planning Task Force was established to develop a strategy and action plan to remove systemic barriers in planning practice that perpetuate anti-Black racism against Black communities and disproportionately limit employment opportunities for, and representation of, Black planners in the planning profession.

American Planning Association

Planning professionals interested in advancing equity in their communities are invited to explore the following APA resources. "Planning directors of 20 U.S. cities have released a joint public statement to collectively address racial equity issues in their practices and policies, with a commitment to change their work toward the goal of racially equitable communities in the future. The statement acknowledges decisions that have undermined equity in the past that are directly and indirectly attributable to planners, noting that these policies and actions negatively impacted the quality of neighborhoods and communities of color, and are related to aspects of current planning work."

Planning Directors Issue Racial Equity Statement and Call to Action