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CRPSA Social Justice Week

February 12, 2018 - 9:00am to February 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Knowlton School's City and Regional Planning Student Association (CRPSA) is hosting Social Justice Week, a series of special events focused on social justice and community themes, during the week of February 12-17.

Event Schedule

Meet and Greet: Dr. Tom Sanchez, 4-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 4th Floor CRP Lab, Knowlton Hall

Knowlton students are encouraged to meet with Dr. Tom Sanchez, 4-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14 in the 4th Floor CRP Lab. Sanchez is Professor and Chair of the School of Public & International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Stduies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He conducts research in the areas of transportation, civil rights, environmental justice, and other social aspects of urban planning and policy.

RSVP at osucrpsa@gmail.com 

Baumer Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Sanchez, 5:30 p.m., Gui Auditorium, Knowlton Hall

Tom Sanchez will present a lecture entitled "Transport in Smart Cities: The Route to Equity?" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14. Rapid changes in technology hold great promise for cities and regions around the world. This is especially true for critical infrastructure such as those supporting transport systems. How can “smarter” data collection, connectivity, and overall intelligence optimize transport mobility and access?  And what will be the role of equity and fairness in future cities? Big challenges lay ahead for urban planners.

Social Justice Panel: Micheal Wilkos, Nancy Recchie, Jeff Darbee, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, Room 175, Knowlton Hall

No RSVP required. Refreshments will be served.

Michael Wilkos is Senior Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Central Ohio. The Community Impact team at United Way develops effective approaches to fighting poverty and invests in programs provided by funded partners to implement these approaches. Before joining United Way, Wilkos was Director of Community Research at The Columbus Foundation. During his tenure at the foundation he initiated, led, and managed more than $9 million in competitive grant-making to support holistic community revitalization in Weinland Park, an effort to stabilize and revitalize a mixed-income community near The Ohio State University.

Jeffrey Darbee and Nancy Recchie formed Benjamin D. Rickey & Co. in 1980. The firm provides a full range of historic preservation consulting services. They are authors of The AIA Guide to Columbus (Ohio University Press), and German Columbus, Delaware and Delaware County, and Little Cities of Black Diamonds, three titles in the Images of America Series (Arcadia Publishing).

Jeffrey Darbee’s has over 40 years of experience in the fields of historic preservation and community planning. His consulting work has included working with community organizations, volunteers, neighborhood groups, public officials and private developers.

Nancy Recchie has over 37 years of experience in the fields of historic preservation and community planning. Her areas of expertise include preservation planning, researching and writing local histories, National Register nominations, development of design guidelines, training for historic preservation and design review boards, research and interpretation of historic properties or districts, heritage and civic tourism planning and public art projects. Recchie teaching historic preservation at the Knowlton School. She is particularly interested in historic preservation and sustainability, particularly in the urban context.

Weinland Park Community Cleanup, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17, Weinland Park Shelterhouse

Volunteers are needed for this community cleanup event. Please email osucrpsa@gmail.com to volunteer. The Weinland Park Community Shelterhouse is located at 1280 Summit Street in Columbus.

A light breakfast will be available for event volunteers.