WEBINAR: Inequities within Planning… and what we can do


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

CM|1 EQUITY (#9246478)

This webinar is an introduction into ways to promote equity within the planning field. It offers a number of case law examples both historical and contemporary as a foundation, and then moves on to steps planners can take to make equitable changes in their own work as well as their teams and departments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Some of the most important landmark cases, and others that serve as good reflections of our current system.
  2. Identified at least one area of work that can be made more equitable.
  3. Steps to analyze and find opportunities to make equitable changes.
  4. An affirmation to take action.



Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manger, City of Arvada

Matt Hirschinger currently serves as the Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada. One of the hats he wears in his role is leading a large part of the City’s EDI efforts. He obtained his MPA in 2016 and went back to school to specialize in courses in equity and social justice, applying his coursework for different Colorado associations and his ongoing blog series with ELGL found here: 

Jennifer Woods, AICP, Planning Director & Interim Town Manager, Town of Hudson

Jennifer has enjoyed her 15-year planning career from various regions of the country ranging from the desert southwest to the Pacific northwest and the southeast. She earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University, during which time she also served in the Peace Corps in Albania. She has worked for various local governments, from small Towns to large cities, as a land use planner with expertise ranging from policy to development and design and is currently serving as the Interim Town Manager, in addition to the Planning Director, for the Town of Hudson.  



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