communities, especially those of color. He called for the democratization of planning by encouraging professionals to devote a portion of their time to preparing high-quality advocacy plans for marginalized communities. These advocacy plans, developed with a high level of citizen input, would offer Planning Commissions an alternate perspective in planning for specific neighborhoods, thereby, improving the quality of official planning-making for these areas.
The Paul Davidof Book Award
The Paul Davidoff Book Award is given by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) to honor the memory of Davidoff, an eminent planner who established the field of advocacy planning and who was an unyielding force for justice and social equity in the profession. This award has been given every other year since 1985. The Paul Davidoff award celebrated its 30th year in 2015.
COMMUNITY LED PROJECTS
This section features community led and partnered work in diverse field of urban planning and design in American cities.
The ‘Cool Roxbury: Lower Roxbury Extreme Heat Challenges and Solutions Report’ documents the nature, extent and human impact of extreme heat on Lower Roxbury Residents. The Report also outlines a number of workable strategies for mitigating the impact of this increasingly public health issue. The work is the collaborative climate change planning research between city, university and community/residents of Lower Roxbury. It highlights the role of youth of color in mainstream urban and resiliency planning.
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