JEDI Resources

MAPP Actions for Anti-Racism*

The action steps reflect an effort to gather information from BIPOC colleagues and students at MAPP, UMD, and at other universities across the country. The proposed action steps are organized in separate tabs by categories of our work-- curriculum and public programming, faculty, staff, students, etc. This is a living document and is updated regularly. Please share your comments, concerns, and/or suggestions through this form.


MAPP Racial Justice Resources

UMD's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has created a resource list of news articles, how-to guides, podcasts, videos, action steps and more on topics related to anti-racism in general and how race and racism intersect with the built environment. This is a living document and is updated regularly: please check back often!


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion provides expertise and leadership at the University of Maryland to enrich the experiences of individuals, to build stronger communities, and to create a more just and compassionate world.


University Strategic Plan

The plan is comprehensive, bold, and action oriented. It sets forth a vision of the university as an institution unmatched in its capacity to attract talent, address the most important issues of our time, and produce the leaders of tomorrow.


Center for Leadership & Organizational Change (CLOC)

Using our strengths in organizational development and tools from Gallup, CLOC helps nurture a culture of engagement and inclusion where faculty and staff work with passion, feel a profound connection to their workplace, and are empowered to succeed.


Thriving Workplace Initiative

This initiative, sponsored by the Office of the President, is dedicated to making the University of Maryland “the best place to work.” The Thriving Workplace Initiative is viewed as a strategic investment in the university’s staff and faculty to ensure that their voices are heard and that they feel valued for their important work.


*Starting in AY2020-21, the D&I committee is supporting MAPP faculty, students, and staff in implementing the School's Anti-Racism Action Plan. The Plan reflects an effort to gather information from BIPOC colleagues and students at MAPP, UMD and at other universities across the country during the summer 2020. It also incorporates concerns from the Design Justice-UMD student group.

School leadership understands that to make the meaningful progress we have to transform what we do across all aspects of MAPP. To this end, the proposed action steps are organized in separate tabs by categories of our work—curriculum and public programming, faculty, staff, students, etc. 

This action plan is a living document. We will be regularly updating this document, clarifying roles and responsibilities, putting tighter timeframes and benchmarks on the action steps, and tracking progress (at least) monthly. As part of our commitment) as you will see in "community-building"), we will regularly report out on progress through public gatherings, public-facing materials and on our website.

Your participation is critical. We will have multiple ways for you to provide feedback and engage throughout the semester and welcome additional suggestions on how this should happen.

For resources and reading on anti-racism and anti-racism in the built environment, visit our MAPP Racial Justice Resources.

the School's anti-racism action plan was created under the leadership of donald linebaugh and ariel bierbaum.