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Equity

October 24, 2019, 6am PDT
The 20th century roots of equity planning, born in Cleveland, are evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Portland provides a case study of that evolution.
Shareable
October 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The Maryland county is launching a traffic safety program, but much work and many changes are needed to eliminate traffic fatalities.
Greater Greater Washington
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell
September 1, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the city’s biggest assets is its riverfront, but equity and inclusion need to be an important part of what development brings to residents and communities.
The Avenue (Brookings)
August 19, 2019, 9am PDT
San Francisco hoped a competitive permitting process would ensure considerations of equity in the operations of scooters in the city. The results haven't lived up to expectations.
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Minneapolis wants more equity in its parks spending—and new plans are a key step in the process of delivering more equitable results.
MinnPost
August 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Red Line extension to 130th is still unfunded and a universal Chicago fare card hasn’t materialized, but in the immediate term, the Metra can run more trains and charge lower fares to help get the South Side moving.
Chicago Tribune
August 5, 2019, 8am PDT
Many suburban areas outside thriving urban cores are struggling to deliver vital services and maintain property values as job and population growth stagnates. It's time to confront the realities of those communities, according to this article.
Governing
July 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Congestion pricing is a popular subject of conversation in Seattle, even if the idea hasn't yet proven popular with voters. The city is looking for ways to lead on climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.
Crosscut
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
If you pay a 20% down payment for a home, you’re making a leveraged bet that the home will maintain or grow its value.
City Observatory
July 15, 2019, 9am PDT
Beyond station closures, the Regional Transportation Agency of Oregon is looking to create new bus-only lanes, and possibly a new stretch of subway under Portland’s downtown to increase transit speed.
Portland Tribune
July 11, 2019, 10am PDT
A new task force is being assembled in Portland to implement new road pricing mechanisms that convinces people to ditch their cars for more efficient modes of travel, while also ensuring low-income communities don't bear too much of the burden.
The Oregonian
June 7, 2019, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association (APA) makes a clear statement that planners are especially suited to address matters of social equity.
American Planning Association
June 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Adding cashless and mobile options for purchasing transit tickets shouldn't necessitate the removal of cash payments.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 2, 2019, 11am PDT
While they're often treated as mere assets to be maintained or abandoned for other uses, public spaces can be an active part of cities' plans for equitable revitalization.
Governing
April 8, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has a plan to tackle its pothole problem that it says is equitable. But, some residents say it isn’t fair.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 2, 2019, 6am PDT
Residents charge the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) with making service worse for low income residents.
WVTF
February 9, 2019, 11am PST
Exclusionary zoning really pays off for people that already had enough money to buy a home. A new mapping project shows exactly where that's true int he area around Minneapolis.
Nick Magrino
February 8, 2019, 2pm PST
A new study by researchers from Harvard University addresses bike equity, which is a powerful tool for increasing access to transportation and reducing inequality in U.S. cities
The Conversation