A New Guide to Black Voices on the City

Introducing a new interactive resource that presents the contributions of the Black community to a growing understanding of cities and the built environment.

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September 24, 2020, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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The Black Voices on the City (BVOTC) resource guide has launched online, with a call for "everyone with an interest in tackling anti-Blackness within urban planning to collaborate with us and critique our work."

BVOTC's repository of urban-themed black perspectives is "100% crowdsourced," according to the About page, and the creators of the site make it easy to add resources to the guide.

The guide features the contributions of Black planners, scholars, artists, writers, organizers and practitioners from a variety of fields that are concerned with the process of organizing space and place in the urban environment. The work represented in the BVOTC guide includes traditional planning preoccupations, interdisciplinary fields, a range of critical approaches and novel methodologies, and resources in a variety of mediums. 

The BVOTC resource guide works by presenting a number of search facets to choose from (e.g., themes, media type, and year of publication) to populate a long list of resources. Just a quick glance reveals the size and scope of the database, promising much fruitful hunting.

Justin Garrett Moore shared the news about the BVOTC resource guide on Twitter, and Black Voices on the City is also now on Twitter.

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