Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Mission and Vision Statement

The APA Iowa’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee seeks to create an empowered and authentically diverse planning profession by providing resources, tools, and collaboration/ co-creation opportunities for all planners. Our focus is supporting DEI efforts, reducing barriers, fostering brave spaces, and expanding networks for under-represented planners.

As planners in Iowa, we seek to build a foundation of equity and promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. We seek to transform Iowa into a place that honors our diversity as a strength and draws from that strength to build equitable neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties.

DEI Resources

Racial Equity Institute 

Center for Assessment and Policy Development, MP Associates, World Trust Educational Services 

Crowned Vitta LLC 

  • TDIEM Training series (Training in Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Mindfulness)

Racial Equity Tools 

Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) 

Race Forward 

DEI Non-profit, Advocacy Organizations and Resource Guides

IC/CR Asian and Pacific American Resource Guide 

International Resource Guide 

Iowa City League of United Latin American Citizens 

Iowa City Pride 

Latinx Resource Guide 

Refugee and Immigrant Association 

Office of Native Americans 

Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs 

Iowa Commission of Persons with Disabilities 

One Iowa 

Ten Actions Toward Being an Antiracist New Urbanist — Opticos Design

Racial Dot Map