Racial Equity, Starting With Planning Departments

A recent journal article argues for planners to lead on racial equity.

April 28, 2020, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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In a "Viewpoint" article for the Journal for the American Planning Association, Miriam Solis urge public planners, "to examine how planning departments’ internal rules and norms reproduce racial inequity."

From the abstract: "I first explain how public planning departments’ inner workings are racialized and then offer racial equity in planning organizations (REPO) as a framework and directive to align public planning racial equity goals with internal rules and norms. I argue that organizational change will position planners to advance racial equity in the United States."


Monday, April 13, 2020 in Journal Of The American Planning Association

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