Call for Proposals Opens: August 30, 2021 
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Proposals Due: October 1, 2021

Track 1 | EQUITABLE CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Track 2 | IMPLEMENTATION + ACCOUNTABILITY
Track 3 | REPRESENTING THE FUTURE: Who needs to be at the Table Today?

Submit in one of three Session Categories:
- PANEL DISCUSSION SESSION
- FAST + FUN SERIES
- YOUNG PLANNER SERIES



PLANNING FOR INTER-GENERATIONAL EQUITY

The American Planning Association’s International Division invites planners, urban designers & placemakers to submit session proposals by October 1 for the 72nd annual World Town Planning Day virtual online conference, to be held on November 8, 2021.

As the world faces global crises like climate change and pandemics, planning for sustainable and equitable communities requires both long-term thinking and immediate action. APA’s 2021 World Town Planning Day conference will explore how Planners can be changemakers today and support intergenerational equity at the community, national and global scales. Three tracks will explore best practices, challenges, and opportunities for moving from plans to implementation; effecting behavioral change today; and who needs to be at the table today to ensure intergenerational equity.


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Conference Tracks

Track 1 | EQUITABLE CLIMATE ADAPTATION

This Track will rethink global climate agendas in the context of intergenerational equity and explore the need for global cooperation and shared accountability. Proposals will be selected that share innovative examples of climate adaptation that balance current and future generational needs in meeting SDGs; and Planning initiatives that bridge short-term political and budgetary cycles.


Track 2 | IMPLEMENTATION + ACCOUNTABILITY

Track 2 will focus on the imperative of action and sufficiency today for achieving intergenerational equity. Share your thoughts or innovative approaches to plan implementation; planning initiatives that catalyze behavioral change through our built environment; or success stories of how communities are holding their leaders accountable during the implementation process.


Track 3 | REPRESENTING THE FUTURE: Who needs to be at the Table Today?

We will ask who needs to be at the table today to ensure intergenerational equity. How can planning processes be more inclusive or engage youth meaningfully? Share your thoughts and experience on how planning processes are evolving and can ensure long-term decision-making.


Session Format

Submit in one of three Session Categories:

PANEL DISCUSSION SESSION: 60-min session - 45-min speaker presentations &15-min Q&A 

FAST + FUN SERIES: 10-min single presentation on innovative research or cutting-edge work 

YOUNG PLANNER SERIES: 10-min single presentation by early-career planners, Masters or Ph.D. students on innovative research or cutting-edge work


Presenter Requirements:

Panel Discussion Sessions will be hosted live via Zoom. Fast + Fun & Young Planner Series can either be presented live or pre-recorded, but preference will be given to live presentations. Presenters must have access to a reliable internet connection, ability to connect to Zoom, and a computer setup with integrated audio/microphone. Presenters will be expected to have final materials ready for presentation by October 29, 2021.


Proposal Instructions

Proposal Format 

Please include the following information:

- Title (7 words max)

- Track selection

- Session category selection and specification of live or recorded

- Short Session Description (300 words max)

- 3 Session Learning Objectives (75 words max)

- Biographies (100 words max for each speaker)


Selection Criteria

1. Relationship of learning objectives to the WTPD theme

2. Unique contribution to the selected Track

3. Innovation & value to the fields of Planning and Community Development

4. Presenter Qualifications & Experience


Submission

Proposals must be submitted online by October 1: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT!

RFP Questions can be submitted to the APA International Division here: Question Form