What we're about
The Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is a social group for the LGBTQ community interested in the design of the built environment. The group is open to planners, architects, landscape architects, real estate agents and developers, and anyone who has an interest in the structures of our cities. The group provides monthly working meeting happy hours where we plan larger social and educational events.
The group is the local presence of the LGBTQ & Planning Division of the American Planning Association (APA). The group is also supported by the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Sections (APAPASE), though it is open to anyone in the Philadelphia region, including New Jersey and Delaware. We seek to make more formal connections with other allied professions through their professional organizations.
The name QUE was chosen to show the inclusive nature of the group. Membership and topics of interest are inclusive to all communities, all gender representations, and all sexual identities. QUE Philadelphia is open to all interested in planning topics including allied professions such as architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, real estate development, and anyone interested in the built environment.
In addition to this Face book group, anyone who is interested can request to join the group at http://bit.ly/QUEgoogle. This link leads to the google group and email list. You can sign up and control your email preferences there. You can email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the LGBTQ & Planning Division is available at https://www.planning.org/divisions/lgbtq/ and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/APA.LGBTQandPlanning . More information on APAPASE is available at http://www.apapase.org/, on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/apapase, and on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/APAPASoutheast.