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Equity

4 days ago
An opinion piece makes the case that a rezoning proposal for the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus has a higher potential for new affordable housing and lower risk of displacement compared to other rezoning plans in the city.
City Limits
September 18, 2020, 8am PDT
Los Angeles organizers work with park professionals on policies to allow green space investment in neighborhoods that have lacked it without paving the way for displacement.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 17, 2020, 6am PDT
The city of Chicago's first-ever Equitable Transit-Oriented Development policy attempts to address long-standing inequities in the built environment and access to transportation in the city.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 14, 2020, 7am PDT
A city that fosters the mental and physical health of children is safer for everyone. Six key planning and design considerations promote the well-being of the city's youngest residents.
TheCityFix
September 4, 2020, 7am PDT
Experts indicate that it is too soon to conclude that the lack of access to parks has contributed to higher coronavirus infection rates in Black and Latino communities, but say there is likely a relationship between the two.
USA Today
August 27, 2020, 8am PDT
The majority of pedestrian master plans consider how to make equitable walking infrastructure. Less than half of plans implement strategies to address the fact that people of color are disproportionately represented in pedestrian fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
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 25, 2020, 5am PDT
BlackSpace seeks to empower Black practitioners and change the way planning and design happens in and affects Black communities.
Fast Company
August 23, 2020, 7am PDT
Missing Middle Housing, the kinds of additional density that can be added with limited construction on a footprint the size of traditional single-family homes, is gaining momentum in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
August 19, 2020, 1pm PDT
Equity is a fine value—but on contentious land use issues, equity can be used to support either side of the argument.
Michael Lewyn
August 17, 2020, 6am PDT
Past recoveries have only exacerbated structural inequalities. The recovery from the current economic and social crises can't afford to make the mistakes, according to a recent paper from researchers at the Brookings Institution.
Brookings
August 13, 2020, 8am PDT
Faisal Roble, the newly appointed chief equity officer of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, will be tasked with crafting a Racial Equity Action Plan for the department.
MyNewsLA
July 27, 2020, 9am PDT
A plan to rezone parcels around the busy intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, called the Hub, will undergo an analysis of the potential impacts of the plan on marginalized communities.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 27, 2020, 6am PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is considering a new policy that will add considerations about regional economic inequities when evaluating potential highway projects.
The Plain Dealer
July 21, 2020, 5am PDT
The ongoing debate about the role of marginalized communities in the emergency planning programs of the pandemic has now been detailed on the pages of the New York Times.
The New York Times
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
July 1, 2020, 7am PDT
Advocates and local residents are expressing concern about a lack of direct support in the Houston Climate Action Plan for underserved neighborhoods that have already experienced some of the worst effects of climate change.
One Breath Partnership
June 22, 2020, 8am PDT
Critics have raised doubts and concerns about the potential misuse of the federal Opportunity Zone program since it was approved in 2017, but a new report finds some evidence that the program is working toward its promoted intention.
Urban Institute
June 17, 2020, 10am PDT
Lou Calanche and Esther Feldman discuss the Natural Park at Ramona Gardens, a green solution project to improve air quality and community health in one of the most polluted neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The Planning Report
Blog post
June 10, 2020, 8am PDT

The third installment of an ongoing, curated list of a particularly contemporary genre of urbanism punditry.

James Brasuell