How the Black Planning Project is Diversifying Urban Planning One Story at a Time | Abigail Moriah

Season 1 | Episode 11
39m | Feb 20, 2022

In this episode, I speak with Abigail Moriah, a registered urban planner and founder of the Black Planning Project. Through this initiative, Abigail and her team, collect and share the stories of Black urban planning professionals and students to highlight their important work and encourage more diverse voices to enter the profession. Most importantly, through its various mentorship opportunities and research endeavours, the Black Planning Project builds the relationships and community ties necessary to ensure that urban planning and hopefully the city-building sector makes room for new perspectives and ideas.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • why it is essential to encourage spaces where urban planners can discuss racial injustices in planning,
  • about some of the experiences and injustices that Black planners face in their profession,
  • about resources and advice for emerging urban planners of colour to help them navigate the field,
  • the importance of including diverse voices in the urban planning profession,
  • and much more!

Guest: Abigail Moriah, The Black Planning Project / BPUA / MIIPOC


This episode is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities and the Department of Geography and Planning. 

The School of Cities "convenes urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just". To learn more about the School of Cities visit

To learn more about the Department of Geography and Planning and the different undergraduate and graduate programs available please visit

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Podcast concept, development, and design by Alexandra Lambropoulos. 

Editing by Hannah Ahamedi

Music by Imany Lambropoulos

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