Hindsight Conference : Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act


Friday, November 2, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018    
8:00 am - 7:00 pm


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Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Ave, New York, New York, 10035

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The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee invites you to attend Hindsight, a conference on urban planning through an equity lens.

Each year, Hindsight honors a significant urban planning and equity-related milestone to not only shine light on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to highlight planning as a means of achieving more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. In 2017, the first annual conference honored the 100th Anniversary of the supreme court decision Buchanan v. Warley (1917), in which the US Supreme Court invalidated racial zoning on 14th Amendment grounds.

The 2018 conference honors the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (1968), which outlawed housing discrimination for certain protected classes, requires jurisdictions to address segregation and disparate access to opportunity, and affirmatively furthers fair housing. The two day-long event will focus on diversity and social equity not solely as a topic at a conference, but as a lens through which all planning and community development should be implemented.

This conference was organized by the members of the Diversity Committee of the APA New York Metro Chapter. The event is sponsored by the APA New York Metro Chapter, New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYC Department of Transportation, Armand Corporation, New York University Wagner School of Public Service, Pratt Institute Graduate School for Planning and the Environment, Columbia Graduate School for Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and CUNY Hunter and the Hunter Urban Policy & Planning Program and HNTB.

Please visit hindsightcon.com for more information and a full program, and email hindsightconference@gmail.com for inquiries.

November 2: Hindsight Conference

Hindsight will kick off with a keynote “fireside chat” — an intimate conversation with leaders to reflect on the history of the Fair Housing Act and its influence on urban planning in New York City.

Keynote Speakers (.75 CM credits – credits pending):

  • Nupur Chaudhury, Program Officer, New York State Health Foundation
  • Olatunde Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Chanera Pierce, Policy Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center
  • Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, NYC Housing Preservation and Development
  • Moderated by Daphne Lundi, Vice-Chair of APANYM Diversity Committee

Hindsight Sessions (1 CM credit per session – credits pending):

  • 8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast (included in cost of conference)
  • 8:45am – 9:50am – Welcome and Keynote Speakers
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
  • 11:10am – 12:10am – Session 2
  • 12:20pm – 1:20pm – Lunch (included in cost of conference)
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Session 3
  • 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Session 4
  • 3:50pm – 4:50pm – Session 5
  • 5:00pm – 5:15pm – Closing Remarks
  • Happy Hour to follow!

November 3: Insight Tours

(2 CM credits per tour – credits pending)
This year’s conference includes four walking tours on Saturday, November 3. Attendees can sign up for one tour when they arrive at the Hindsight conference on November 2 – tours are capped at 25 people, and are first come, first served. Walking tours are included in your Hindsight ticket price and descriptions will be listed in the program.


Please use the form below to register. Registration fees and donations will go toward the cost of the conference and the APA NY Metro Chapter general fund. No refunds will be issued. We do offer a sliding scale for those who may find the cost to attend the conference cost prohibitive. Please contact us at hindsightconference@gmail.com for additional information. Thank you for your purchase.

Important note: Once you have registered, please check to see if you received a PayPal confirmation for your ticket. If you received a PayPal confirmation, you’re all set! If you did not receive a confirmation, please email hindsightconference@gmail.com to confirm your registration!


Bookings are closed for this event.