Applications for the People’s Planning Academy are due Thursday. The training program, in its fifth year, offers a chance for anyone to get involved with city planning.
Up to 75 participants will be accepted for a free, eight week course in city planning. Sessions will be framed around Indianapolis’s bicentennial and explore choices that have shaped the city.
The training aims to lay a critical eye on how the historical process of planning influences inequity and inclusiveness. Topics could include transportation, zoning, affordable housing and red lining.
The city’s Department of Metropolitan Development says there will be an effort to include a more diverse group of participants from people interested in community improvement.
An exhibition of participants' projects will be held at the end of the academy.