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Black Lives Matter

December 28, 2020, 7am PST
If planners want to address the impacts of exclusionary planning, historical inequities, and policies that ignore the needs of women and minorities, they must address systemic inequities within the field itself.
LSE Progressing Planning
November 23, 2020, 10am PST
Murals do more than bring joy to onlookers. Public art can also be a source of healing, a point of reflection, and a cause for conversation.
Bloomberg CityLab
October 21, 2020, 10am PDT
Andre M. Perry’s "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities" reveals the web of historical and contemporary socioeconomic barriers that maintain the racial wealth divide.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
Introducing a new interactive resource that presents the contributions of the Black community to a growing understanding of cities and the built environment.
Black Voices on the City
September 7, 2020, 9am PDT
Inspired by the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and a speech by rapper Killer Mike, a group of Black families is investing from the ground up in a new community that prioritizes the safety and financial empowerment of Black residents.
Revolt
September 2, 2020, 11am PDT
Under new board president Rex Richardson, the Southern California Association of Governments—the country's largest MPO—has pledged to combat racism through regional planning, including equitable housing development.
California Planning & Development Report
August 26, 2020, 8am PDT
Nic Esposito calls for an "anti-racist reframe" of urbanism to address the attitudes and policies that have perpetuated racist systems and upheld capitalism at all costs.
WHYY
August 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Having experienced improper detainment by transit police officers, National City Housing Advisory Committee Commissioner Marcus Bush calls for substantive change in transit fare enforcement systems.
Voice of San Diego
August 9, 2020, 5am PDT
A letter signed by over 600 planners calls on the American Planning Association to advocate for fundamental police reforms, in other words, to defund the police.
Bloomberg CityLab
July 27, 2020, 11am PDT
Along with standing up against police violence and systemic racism, we must also fight to end housing systems that devalue Black people.
Shelterforce Magazine
July 22, 2020, 12pm PDT
Central Park, Concourse, Meadowlark, Mosley, Park Central, Peterson, Randolph, Skyview, and Tailwinds are the options for renaming the neighborhood of Stapleton in Denver.
The Denver Post
July 14, 2020, 9am PDT
The lawyers for Breonna Taylor accuse police in Louisville of acting on behalf of a redevelopment plan led by the city with funding support from the federal government.
Louisville Courier Journal
July 7, 2020, 8am PDT
Mike Lydon and Tony Garcia wrote the book on Tactical Urbanism, and as leading consultants of the practice in cities around the country, they have faced criticism in recent weeks and months for a lack of attention to matters of equity.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
June 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Do protests and riots inevitably lead to crime waves and flight to suburbia? Not always.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
June 18, 2020, 5am PDT
Sheryl-Ann Simpson from Carleton University, Justin Steil from MIT, and Aditi Mehta from the University of Toronto write about a recent article they co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
June 16, 2020, 11am PDT
The symbolism behind highway protests brings demonstrators to occupy Interstate 94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis.
CityLab
June 15, 2020, 12pm PDT
It's no geographic accident that so many of the images emerging from nationwide protests have featured numerous protestors on bikes. These forces have been coalescing for years.
The New Yorker
June 15, 2020, 9am PDT
Climate justice and social justice are closely linked. Black climate expert Ayana Johnson explains why racial justice strides are required to make leeway for climate change issues.
The Washington Post
June 15, 2020, 5am PDT
A must-watch conversation between BIPOC researchers and advocates working in the realm of planning and urbanism is available to watch on YouTube.
Canadian Urban Institute
June 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
As a leading bicycle advocacy organization withdraws support for police enforcement of Vision Zero plans, the discretionary practices of traffic enforcement come under rejuvenated scrutiny.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia