The Practice of Equitable Planning: Lecture with Tamika L. Butler

Tamika Butler

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Lecture Series: "The Practice of..."


October 23, 2020 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Tamika L Butler, Esq. has a diverse background in law, community organizing and nonprofit leadership. 

As the Principal + Founder of Tamika L. Butler Consulting she focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity, and social justice. She provides consulting, training, coaching, and public speaking for a wide range of organizations in the public and private sectors. 

Recently, Tamika was Toole Design’s Director of Planning for California and the Director of Equity and Inclusion. In addition to her responsibilities on planning projects, Tamika led Toole Design’s external efforts to integrate equity into all project work and internal efforts for Toole to become a more diverse, inclusive workplace that employs people of all backgrounds. This included collaborating with Human Resources on recruiting and hiring practices, leading training for staff, and serving as a resource for colleagues across North America.

Tamika is also bringing experience from the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors where she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles. Before that, she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Prior to leading LACBC, Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director.  

Sponsored by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

Header photo courtesy Tamika L. Butler.

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