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Complex political dynamics are mustering for a showdown over D.C.'s comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post
February 18, 2021, 11am PST
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict in Pennsylvania has been recognized with EcoDistrict Certification, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third certified community in Southwestern Pennsylvania's Triboro Ecodistrict—and the world.
evolveEA.com
February 16, 2021, 5am PST
Of the 346 units included in a new residential high-reside in Toronto, 34 units will provide affordable housing and support services for single mothers.
The Star
February 15, 2021, 7am PST
A new white paper provides a foundation for public sector agencies to approach autonomous vehicle deployment and policy with a focus on equity.
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
February 4, 2021, 10am PST
Automated mobility technologies are coming. How do we ensure that they serve everyone?
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
January 21, 2021, 12pm PST
Abolition—as a mode of mobilization and social change directed at the criminal legal system and elsewhere—remains widely misunderstood.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 20, 2021, 6am PST
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute
January 13, 2021, 12pm PST
Two new mandatory topic areas will be required of AICP members to maintain professional certification.
American Planning Association
January 12, 2021, 8am PST
Almost a year into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute assesses what we've learned about transportation equity—and what these lessons mean for the future.
Urban Institute
January 5, 2021, 8am PST
The new administration's policies are likely to promote clean energy and equity goals and focus resources on maintenance of existing infrastructure.
FreightWaves
December 20, 2020, 7am PST
Fifth Third Bank is investing $2.8 billion in its Accelerating Racial Equality, Equity and Inclusion initiative.
Business Wire
December 17, 2020, 7am PST
Project Connect promises to prioritize equity and inclusion with $300 million dedicated to anti-displacement efforts.
City Monitor
Feature
December 16, 2020, 12pm PST
The pandemic has forced difficult confrontations with inequities that existed long before the novel coronavirus. L.A. Metro planners are responding by charting a path toward a transportation system that reverses and improves those previous realities.
James Brasuell
December 14, 2020, 6am PST
The Boston Foundation's first Place Leadership Network process offers lessons in how to build place-based coalitions to advance the cause of equity.
Brookings
December 6, 2020, 5am PST
The beta version of a comprehensive new evidence-based platform called Streetsmart helps policy makers, planners, and advocates make the case for healthy, inclusive, and sustainable transportation investments.
Streetsmart
November 16, 2020, 9am PST
The Oakland Slow Streets program, one of the most controversial developments of the early pandemic, has evolved to become the Essential Places initiative, thanks to new planning practices and a commitment to equity in Oakland, California.
We Are Not Divided
October 13, 2020, 7am PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is moving forward with a groundbreaking policy to consider regional economic inequities when evaluating potential highway projects.
The Plain Dealer
October 4, 2020, 7am PDT
The city of Chicago's Equitable Transit Oriented Development Policy Plan prioritizes three key strategies for bringing equity to transit-oriented development.
Chi.Streetsblog
September 24, 2020, 5am PDT
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