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2021 Margarita McCoy Public Lecture: "Pushing Paradigms in Planning"

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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Virtual
Cornell University's Mildred Warner, Ph.D., is the featured speaker of the 2021 Margarita McCoy Public Lecture Program
Cornell University's Mildred Warner, Ph.D., is the featured speaker of the 2021 Margarita McCoy Public Lecture Program

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning presents "Pushing Paradigms in Planning to Allow Attention to Gender Issues," the inaugural lecture of the Margarita McCoy Public Lecture Program. This year's featured speaker is Mildred Warner, Ph.D., Professor of City and Urban Planning at Cornell University School of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP). 

Pushing Paradigms in Planning to Allow Attention to Gender Issues
2021 Margarita McCoy Public Lecture | Mildred Warner, Ph.D., Cornell University

Wednesday, April 14 | 4-6 p.m. (PST)
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Warner is also the recipient of the 2020 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Margarita McCoy Award for the Advancement of Women in Planning. Her work focuses primarily on local government service delivery, economic development, environmental sustainability and multigenerational planning. Her research has challenged gender-biased paradigms in both economic development and planning, re-articulating the role of human services as social infrastructure for economic development. She works closely with the American Planning Association and the International City/County Management Association to encourage planners and city managers to address the needs of women, children, families and older adults. For her pioneering work on child care and economic development, she won the APA Planning for Social Inclusion Award in 2006.

This public lecture program honors the late Professor Emerita Margarita McCoy, who served as professor and chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona from 1976-89. The first woman to chair a university department of planning in the United States, she spent her 50-year career pressing university departments nationwide to open their doors to women and minorities. McCoy was active on several professional and accreditation boards, and served on the La Habra Heights Planning Commission. It was only after she could no longer hike down ravines and construction sites to inspect every building application did she decide to retire in 2012 for the third – and final – time at age 88.