For the past year I served as an advisor for a special project in Cornell University’s City and Regional Planning program. Graduate students of the “Planning through a Gender Lens” seminar course collaborated with professionals from the American Planning Association’s Planning and Women Division to explore gender and aging issues. With a grant from the APA, this project is now at the survey stage. Please read more about this important project and share with your planning colleagues.
Planning for Women and Aging – Our Survey Needs Your Input!
The Planning and Women Division is conducting a survey of practicing planners on the topic Women and Aging generously supported by a grant from the APA Divisions Council. (Read more about the research and our Divisions Council grant in the 2014 Summer PW Forward Newsletter.)
The survey aims to gather information on the attitudes and practices of planners with respect to women and aging. How do we take account of different ages and genders in the work we do? Does your community’s Comprehensive Plan allow for ‘granny flats’? What constitutes a family in your zoning regulations? Share the perspective of your own community, and help us gather information on this important theme. The survey takes just 10-15 minutes to complete. Complete the survey here. We look forward to your insights and to sharing the results at the National Planning Conference in Seattle in April 2015!
Constituent Call – Talk with us!
Every quarter, the Planning and Women Division’s leadership team hosts a “Constituent Call” to chat about current activities and hear from members. Anyone is free to participate – just dial up and join in! Ask questions, suggest ideas for Division activities, or just have a listen to what PWD Leadership and Guest Speakers have to say.
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 pm EST
This call, we are thrilled to be joined by Mildred Warner and Amanda Micklow of Cornell University to discuss the launch of the Planning for Women and Aging Survey. We’ll also be discussing: volunteer opportunities for Division members, professional development (the subject of our next newsletter!), Division conference sessions in Seattle, and an introduction to some exciting plans we have for 2015. You won’t want to miss it!