Connecting the Dots Between Planning and Policing
The most recent issue of the Journal of Planning and Education Research responds to one of the very clear demands from urbanists and planners of color during the recent wave of protests and debates: to account for the safety of people of color in the public realm, particularity as a result of disparities in the use of police force and incarceration, before implementing ostensibly progressive planning innovations (see more on the discrepancies between intentions and results in an article published earlier this week on Planetizen).
The Journal of Planning and Education Research published the "Planning beyond Mass Incarceration" recently, while offering the entire contents of the issue temporarily for free online.
Edited by Sheryl -Ann Simpson, Justin Steil, and Aditi Mehta, the issue includes the following essays and research:
- From Revanchism to Inclusion: Institutional Forms of Planning and Police in Hyde Park, Chicago by Steven Averill Sherman (@stephenasherman)
- Latinxs in the Kansas City Metro Area: Policing and Criminalization in Ethnic Enclaves by Dr. Janet Garcia-Hallett @JGarciaHallett ; Dr. Toya Like ; Dr. Theresa Torres ; Dr. Clara Irazabal
- Local Planning in the Age of Mass Decarceration by Dr. Courtney Knapp (@courtneyknapp81)
- When Prison Is the Classroom: Collaborative Learning about Urban Inequality by Dr. Justin Steil and Dr. Aditi Mehta @AditiMehta12
- From Jails to Sanctuary Planning: Spatial Justice in Santa Ana, California by Dr. Carolina S. Sarimiento
- Beyond Safety: Refusing Colonial Violence Through Indigenous Feminist Planning by Dr. Heather Dorries and Dr. Laura Harjo (@lauraharjo)
A blog post by Lisa Schweitzer, to which we owe a hat tip for sharing the news about the open access of this issue, also provides some additional resources for informing anti-racist action into the planning practice and study.