Planning Futures?

What do you do when Hiba Bou Akar asks you to speak for fifteen minutes about the future of planning surrounded by all sorts of brilliance?

The first thing I thought about was the amazing work of community-led, community-based, community-engaged, and community-accountable organizations working to bring real (bodily, spiritual and material) resources to their communities.

Here’s the list I came up with to start + more amazing work others shared.
If you can, make a financial investment in their work, or groups doing similar work in your own community.

a white field with mostly motled green lettering "Appalshop, BlackSpace, Community Water Center, CUP (Centre for Urban Pedagogy), Dauphin Frienship Centre, Detroit Community Technology Project + Allied Media Projects, Fathers and Families of San Joaquin, gal dem, LGBTQ Center of Raleigh, Mashkiki Collective, Niizh Manidook Hide Tanning Camp, Ocama Collective, Revitalizing our Sustenance, Ruth Ellis Center, Sovereign Seeds, The Stop Community Food Centre, Uplift Spartenburg SC, United We Dream

Butterfly: Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network, Detention Watch, Encuentro, Freedom Inc, Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Worker Action Project, Morris Home (Philadelphia), O:se Kenhionhata:tie Land Back Camp (Kitchener, Ontario), Pueblo Action Alliance, Randolph street community garden (Champaign, Illinois), Vipassar, We The People of Detroit

Planning Futures?