In cities throughout the nation and the world, people are facing powerful economic and political forces that lead to evictions from their homes and displacement from their communities. In response, people are organizing, resisting, and developing their own plans and policies as alternatives.
Resisting Displacement and Dispossession is a two-day, multi-city conference organized by Planners Network to bring together researchers, community groups and others interested in progressive planning to exchange ideas and practices of planning initiatives that seek to contest social, economic and political exclusion. The conference will address themes such as gentrification and evictions; affordable/social housing; race/ism and planning; social economy; food systems; equitable public transport; and planning of queer and trans spaces, among others. Seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of the traditional conference, the Planners Network conference will take place over two days in three locations, New York City, Montreal, and Tacoma, Washington, and will use telecommunications to share plenaries and conference proceedings. Ultimately, the conference will explore strategies and affirm that another world is possible!