Gender in Planning Project Wins APA Award

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March 29, 2016

A project by CRP's Professor Mildred Warner and Ph.D. candidate Amanda Micklow has received a Division Council Award from the American Planning Association (APA).

Planning through a Gender Lens: Inclusive Planning for Aging and Livable Communities received the Contribution to the Planning Profession Award, which recognizes outstanding skill-based or knowledge-based professional content, and measureable visibility to the profession.

The result of a three-year collaboration between the Planning and Women Division of the APA, and the Women's Planning Forum at Cornell led by Warner and Micklow, Planning through a Gender Lens examined to what extent planners are considering gender in their practice. The project included focus groups and a national survey conducted in 2014. Micklow and Warner presented results from the survey at the APA National Planning Conference in Seattle in 2015. Membership in the Planning and Women Division of the APA has more than doubled as a result of the increased interest in this work.

The annual APA Divisions Council Awards are nominated from within the APA, and awarded in five categories, including Best Practice, Communications Effort, Education Excellence, and Best Original Newsletter Article, in addition to Contribution to the Planning Profession.

Micklow and Warner will be recognized along with Anna Kitces, former chair of the Planning and Women Division, at the APA National Planning Conference in Phoenix in April.