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Racial Disparity

June 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Upzoning without addressing speculation and finance could exacerbate the housing crisis for the nation’s most vulnerable communities, a professor of urban planning warns.
The Planning Report
April 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Neighborhood rezonings that disproportionately displace minority residents could violate the Fair Housing Act, advocates say.
Brooklyn Eagle
March 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Research shows racial disparities in exposure to air pollution as well as consumption of the goods and services that cause it.
NPR
October 22, 2018, 9am PDT
Cities like Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and now Seattle are pursuing equity-based agendas for ADUs.
The Urbanist
October 19, 2018, 11am PDT
While the Twin Cities area continues to rank highly among U.S. metro areas for impressive employment and homeownership rates and low poverty rate, it also has the nation’s largest disparities.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
July 30, 2018, 10am PDT
Following reports that Black Americans owned homes in 2017 than in 1983, banker Teri Williams offers recommendations to diversify homeownership across the United States.
Truthout
July 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Analysis of a city's zoning and land use decisions over seven decades reveals the role race plays in decision making.
CityLab
December 1, 2017, 10am PST
A city task force has proposed an ambitious public jobs program as a way to make an immediate impact.
Urban Edge
May 11, 2017, 6am PDT
A new report from the Show-Me Institute provides a scathing critique of the demographic disparities apparent in how the city of St. Louis deploys tax increment financing.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
April 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
Some use the phrase to refer to Midwest towns where black people "aren't welcome after dark." A legacy of racial persecution has left majority-white places where black people feel their outlier status.
Christian Science Monitor
October 31, 2016, 8am PDT
New research challenges prevailing wisdom on the best kind of housing assistance.
The Washington Post
July 22, 2016, 10am PDT
Homeownership is often promoted as a way for low-income and minority families to build wealth. But it is those very families who assume the most risk in buying a house.
City Observatory
July 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Five U.S. cities will examine how their government operations impact people of color, and come up with solutions to advance racial equity.
Living Cities
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
May 19, 2015, 12pm PDT
While bikeshare garners a lot of attention from the white and wealthy, it is a less obvious choice for low-income communities. Difficulties include weather, time constraints, and overall demand for non-auto modes.
Vox
Blog post
December 15, 2014, 5am PST
Only by better addressing issues of inequity can we create truly sustainable and livable communities. But is that even possible today?
Mark Hough
March 19, 2014, 2pm PDT
Acknowledging that many neighborhoods in Chicago have seen dramatic improvements in livability and income levels, one writer could still identify two Chicagos: “Global Chicago” and “Rust Belt Chicago.”
The Corner Side Yard
February 22, 2011, 11am PST
A federal appeals court upheld a federal district court ruling that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area's transportation planning and funding agency, does not discriminate against minorities in the way it funds buses and trains
San Francisco Chronicle