Humphrey School News—March 29, 2018

Carissa Slotterback to be Inducted as Fellow of AICP

This honor is one of the highest offered in the field of planning.

Recognizing her countless contributions to teaching and mentoring the planners of the future, the American Institute of Certified Planners has selected Associate Dean and Associate Professor Carissa Slotterback as a fellow, one of the highest honors given by the organization.

Slotterback was nominated by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association, with support from academic and professional colleagues and former students from across the country. Nominators call her a role model, and cite the “legacy of talented, passionate, and engaged planners she has taught, advised, employed, and trained throughout her career.”

In her time at the University of Minnesota, Slotterback has consistently created ties between the planning profession and academia, in both professional and volunteer capacities. Her strong networks within the professional community have helped countless students launch their own careers. A top example of Slotterback’s commitment to community partnerships and student engagement is the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), which she co-founded in 2012. Through RCP, hundreds of U of M students work on real-world planning projects with staff from cities around the Twin Cities metropolitan area. RCP is now a national model of engaged education.

Slotterback’s research areas include public engagement, environmental planning, healthy communities, and technology. She engages with planning practitioners on many of her research efforts, engaging them as advisors, studying and reporting on their innovative planning practices, producing reports and other research products targeted to planners, and sharing her findings to practitioner-oriented groups. She serves in a leadership roles with the American Planning Association’s state chapter Minnesota chapter and with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

The induction ceremony will be held at the American Planning Association conference in New Orleans on April 22.

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