Planning 102: Putting the Community Back in Planning

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructors: Sarah Horsley, Rising Sun Consulting and Rene Mardones, Somerville Community Corporation

“Putting the Community Back in Planning” is a training on the community perspective and experience of urban planning. CDCs and other community groups have a very different role to play in planning than local governments do. While all stakeholders must find common ground across different interests and priorities, community-based organizations must at the same time advance their mission to amplify the voices of low- and moderate-income folks, people of color, seniors, families, etc. Using interactive exercises and a panel of case studies, this workshop will offer tools that participants can use to educate community members about planning processes and support them to advocate for their needs including affordable housing, good jobs, and accessible transit.  

Registration deadline: 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Registration fee: 


The Link at Kendall Square, 255 Main Street, 8th Floor, Cambridge, Mass. 02142