Creating Equitable Communities

  • Tue, Dec 6, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
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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).


Date & Time

Tue, Dec 6, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.

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