Angela D. Brooks: The Future of Diversity in Planning

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Angela D. Brooks is the development manager for the Chicago Housing Authority and chair of the American Planning Association’s Diversity Task Force, which aims to increase diversity within the planning profession. Her area of expertise is housing and community economic development. She is an active member in the American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, and former president of the Chicago Urban League. She is an advocate for the involvement of African Americans communities in determining the land use process. To that end, she has served on the City of Seattle Planning Commission and Boundary Review Board for Martin Luther King, Jr. County in Washington.

Brooks earned a B.A. in urban studies from Jackson State University and a graduate degree in urban and regional planning from the University of New Orleans.


Dinner with students: 5–6 p.m.
Lecture: 6–7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by CRP Committee on Diversity, Planning Students for Diversity, and the Graduate School
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