Associate Professor Ryan Allen will serve on the Presidential Task Force on Anti-Racism within the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Allen's appointment to the task force is for a two-year term, ending in 2023.
ACSP President Marlon G. Boarnet established the task force in 2020, "to review all ACSP practices to identify barriers to maintaining a sustained anti-racist focus, with recommendations for institutional changes to overcome those barriers as well as the ways and means of moving forward." The nine-person task force is comprised of faculty from Universities across the nation who reflect a broad diversity of racial identities, experiences, and expertise.
ACSP is a consortium of more than 100 university departments and programs offering planning degrees as well as programs that offer degrees affiliated with planning. Allen teaches in the Humphrey School's Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.