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Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA


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Tue, December 6, 2022


6:00 pm

Creating Equitable Communities

Join us early for a pre-talk cocktail hour from 5-6pm!

Make plans to attend our conversation with Mitchell Silver, FAICP. With major projects that have community impact increasing, this is the best time to hear from a national leader on equitable public spaces. Reserve your seat to this complimentary discussion today!

About the Event:

The purpose of the event is to deliver an engaging message on building a quality community where everyone can say they belong from one of this country’s best placemakers and planners. Mitchell Silver (MS) is uniquely positioned to discuss how to work together towards building an environment that brings neighborhoods together. Urban design and the built environment are powerful tools that can engage and heal community while strengthening economy of place. MS will provide, background, data, case studies, tangible next steps, and a call to action to attendees surrounding rallying behind projects and initiatives that builds quality communities, especially for those that did not have the ability for their communities to thrive.

About Mitchell Silver, FAICP

Mitchell Silver, FAICP is one of the nation’s most celebrated urban thinkers in urban planning, land use, parks and public space planning with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. He was selected to Planetizen’s list of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists in the world. In addition, he has been honored as one of the top 100 City Innovators in the world by UBM Future Cities, and the Urban Times named him one of the top international thought leaders of the built environment. With over 35 years of industry experience, Mitchell has achieved milestone after milestone. He formerly served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation —notably one of the largest parks departments in the world. Mitchell is currently Vice President of Urban Planning at McAdams, the President of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and past president of the American Planning Association (APA).

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