Planning and the Black Community Division A Forum to Address Issues of Significance to the Black Community
For four decades the Planning and the Black Community Division (PBCD) of the American Planning Association has pursued its mission of providing a forum for discussion, research and action by Black planners, citizens, students and anyone concerned about planning issues in the Black community. In this position, PBCD fills a unique role. The photo to the right is indicative of how PBCD has pivoted to a virtual format, in response to the global pandemic currently facing the world.
Samuel J. Cullers, pictured in our headline photo, is known as the first professionally-trained African American urban planner. Read more about his story in our Knowledge Center.
Planning and the Black Community Division - Events
Division News & Opportunities
Our most recent newsletter highlights PBCD's 40th Anniversary Conference which took place November 6th-8th, 2020. The theme, “Renewing our Commitment to Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble” honors former U.S. Representative John Lewis and his commitment to community and social justice.
Activities will include:
· Opening Panel - PBCD Voices: Founding Members and Early Leaders (Friday evening)
· A series of presentations, panel discussions and storytelling sessions (Saturday)
· A virtual Sunday Brunch with breakout rooms and targeted discussion (Sunday afternoon).
The City of Emeryville has an Assistant Planner position closing January 15, 2021.
The Brendle Group has several open positions closing on January 18, 2021.
The City of Clearwater, FL is hiring for a Long-Range Planner.
Pashek + MTR are hiring for an entry-level planner.
The City of Indianapolis is hiring for an Associate Planner and an Administrator of Long-Range Transportation Planning.
If you would like to advertise your job announcement on the PBCD social media and website, please email the Social Media Administrator at email@example.com