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Racial Equity

July 29, 2020, 11am PDT
The worsening housing crisis shows that we must develop comprehensive tools and programs to keep families housed and their assets preserved.
Shelterforce Magazine
July 23, 2020, 7am PDT
Important changes are necessary to promote racial equity in transit policy, governance, and agency recruitment, according to Darnell Grisby, director of policy development at the American Public Transit Association.
Bloomberg CityLab
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 7, 2020, 6am PDT
A new study documents staggering racial bais in the Boston rental market and compares the racial disparities among prospective tenants seeking housing in 2018 and 2019.
The Boston Globe
July 2, 2020, 9am PDT
Six regional and state housing advocates discuss the connections between uprisings over racial injustice, the pandemic, and the need for housing security.
Shelterforce Magazine
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
May 18, 2020, 9am PDT
What would a crisis response that finally overcomes the history of slavery and structural racism in the United States look like?
Next City
May 12, 2020, 8am PDT
The economic and health effects of coronavirus have spread unevenly across racial lines in the United States, as further revealed by new research from the Pew Research Center.
Pew Research Center
May 8, 2020, 5am PDT
If approved by the Pittsbugh City Council, the proposed Greater Pittsburgh Covid-19 Racial Equity Task Force would work toward more equitable distribution of economic and public health resources, during the coronavirus pandemic and after.
Trib Live
April 28, 2020, 5am PDT
A recent journal article argues for planners to lead on racial equity.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
August 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In key areas like jobs and housing, the numbers show a definite Motor City rebound since the recession. But a closer look reveals uneven gains and weakness next to state averages.
The Detroit Free Press
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
October 22, 2018, 9am PDT
Cities like Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and now Seattle are pursuing equity-based agendas for ADUs.
The Urbanist
February 14, 2018, 11am PST
The Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Initiative will help six cities identify and improve institutional racism.
Smart Cities Dive
November 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Income inequality, housing affordability, and systemic racism join sea-level rise as key issues in Oakland's vision for urban resilience.
Next City
July 29, 2016, 11am PDT
The idea behind the "Racial Equity Here" initiative: dismantle systematic racial inequality.
Next City