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Discrimination

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 14, 2020, 7am PDT
An opinion piece calls out suburban communities for perpetuating structural inequality and housing discrimination. Recently converted social justice advocates should focus their zeal on zoning reform, according to the argument that follows.
Louisville Courier Journal
June 4, 2020, 9am PDT
JSTOR Daily has compiled a syllabus for reading on the causes and consequences of institutional racism.
JSTOR Daily
June 2, 2020, 5am PDT
As biking gains popularity as a transportation mode during the pandemic, planners are called on to elevate the role of "invisible cyclists"—people of color on bikes—in the process of redesigning and re-engineering streets.
The Conversation
March 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Urban growth in Anchorage was tied to restrictive covenants forbidding the sale of property to minorities.
KTOO
February 27, 2020, 9am PST
Lending and planning policies have split San Antonio residents into haves and haves for decades, according to a large feature published recently by the Rivard Report.
Rivard Report
Feature
December 16, 2019, 8am PST
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell
December 11, 2019, 1pm PST
The state of Connecticut deploys almost all of its federal housing funding in impoverished communities, according to this bombshell investigatory report.
ProPublica
December 9, 2019, 2pm PST
An article published by the Journal of the American Planning Association argues that single-family zoning "exacerbates inequality and undermines efficiency," and should be eliminated entirely.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
October 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Black Americans have moved on from formerly redlined neighborhoods, and other minorities and whites have moved in. The wave of presidential campaigns that have based housing policy proposals on redlining maps might be misguided as a result.
Brookings
October 9, 2019, 7am PDT
"Segregation by Design" is a new film available to the public on Vimeo.
Greater Greater Washington
August 22, 2019, 9am PDT
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development raises the burden of proof in cases of disparate impact, and provides additional defenses for defendants.
CityLab
July 10, 2019, 10am PDT
By designating that "family" refer to a specific set of ties, many zoning codes make it difficult for "functional" families without those ties to find a place to live.
CityLab
July 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles officials hope a new law will cut off one of the city's pipelines to homelessness.
Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2019, 7am PDT
St. Louis County is considering fair housing legislation that would prevent source of income discrimination, as many cities in the region have already done, and many more are also considering.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 21, 2019, 8am PST
In a survey conducted last October, Zillow found that 27 percent of respondents believe they've experienced housing discrimination. National Fair Housing Alliance president Lisa Rice discusses why that is.
Zillow Research
February 1, 2019, 10am PST
Cities fear federal funding cuts if the citizen question stays on the Census and results in an undercount of Latino populations.
CityLab
January 9, 2019, 5am PST
The Supreme Court upheld the disparate impact doctrine at the heart of fair housing rules, along with many other anti-discrimination policies, in 2015. Still, the Trump administration is looking for ways to undermine disparate impact.
The Washington Post
December 13, 2018, 6am PST
Stiff penalties for transit fare evasion have come under fire as a tool of discrimination, and cities have taken notice.
Governing
November 14, 2018, 11am PST
The D.C. Council voted, 11-2, to decriminalize fare evasion on the D.C. Metro transit system. The council will have to vote one more time to confirm the new policy.
The Washington Post