City Planning Director Sue Schwartz will be the featured speaker at the April 13 meeting of Greensboro’s Human Rights Commission. At the meeting, she intends to discuss the “relationship between establishing industry in the city and family housing development.”

Greensboro and Guilford County have a good problem: There’s a whole lot of new industry coming to the area. However, that’s led to housing shortages and, at times, an inability for families at lower income levels to find adequate housing.

Schwartz has been Greensboro’s planning director for over a decade, and she’s worked in various capacities with the City of Greensboro since 1987.

According to a press release put out by the city to promote the event, Schwartz is known for her “creativity in community engagement and plan implementation.”

She served as the project manager for Southside – a redevelopment area in downtown Greensboro that has been recognized as one of the first applications of “Traditional Neighborhood Development” concepts for an infill area.

The Southside project received national awards from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the American Planning Association and the Sierra Club.

Schwartz has also presided over the American Institute of Certified Planners and she earned induction into the AICP College of Fellows in 2003.

The public is invited to attend this online meeting at 6 p.m. on April 13 via Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID is 894 2018 6295.

If you want to join by phone, you can call 301-715-8592.

The city’s Human Rights Department has a stated goal of promoting “mutual understanding, respect, and fair treatment of all Greensboro residents without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or familial status.”

You can learn more about the Human Rights Commission at www.greensboro- Or you can contact Commissions Administrator Liz Lennon at 336-373-2038 for more information.