Urban Highway Removal: 4 Considerations for Reknitting a City’s Fabric
Making the right decisions to create a positive urban legacy.
Considering Geographic Equity
What do we owe poor cities?
How to Prioritize Equity in the Infrastructure Bill
Experts recommend a more rigorous focus on equity considerations as the federal government begins to select projects to fund through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Changing the Rules to Bring More Capital to Developers of Color
LISC and Enterprise, two large community development intermediaries, have announced major racial equity initiatives that emphasize how affordable housing gets built—and who builds it. We take a closer look at what they’re planning.
Improving Racial Equity via Emergency Rental Assistance
Five ways to ensure that rental assistance reaches communities of color with high levels of need.
D.C. Comprehensive Plan Amendments Approved
New amendments to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan set goals for new housing development and fewer cars on the road.
Big Tech Flirts With Community Development
Facing calls to invest in racial equity, companies like Netflix, Twitter, and others have recently pledged millions in new financing for affordable housing, small businesses, and other community development projects. Will they stick around?
The Power of Community Land Trusts
A New York Times article explains and, potentially, introduces the community land trust concept, which has proven immensely capable of preventing displacement and foreclosures while advancing homeownership and racial equity.
Inclusionary Housing: Secrets to Success
A new survey of unprecedented scale offers insight into the diverse range of inclusionary housing programs and the keys to the success of inclusionary zoning programs.
Racial Equity and Regulatory Review
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden took several steps to advance racial equity.
Zero Traffic Deaths Isn't as Far Fetched as It Sounds
Even supporters of Vision Zero—a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities from roadways adopted by cities and states all over the United States—doubt that such lofty ambitions are possible. But there are plenty of reasons to believe in the cause.
Notes on the Buttigieg Confirmation Hearing
Takeaways from last week's Senate confirmation hearing for the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.
Pandemic, Equity Dominate 2020 Planning News
Even with the world shut down, many California planning issues continued to be debated online, fought over in court, enacted in city halls, and realized on the ground. And yet, racial equity and the pandemic are the defining stories of 2020.
Environmental Neuroscience Reveals the Diversity of City Experiences
You know what racial equity means, but have you heard of 'experiential equity'? Environmental neuroscientist Robin Mazumder explains the term and how it can inform our understanding of equity in the built environment.
A New Guide to Black Voices on the City
Introducing a new interactive resource that presents the contributions of the Black community to a growing understanding of cities and the built environment.
Has the Lack of Access to Parks Driven Up COVID-19 Infection Rates in Black and Latino Communities?
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.
The Undeniable Link Between Redlining and Extreme Heat in American Cities
The country’s history of racist and segregationist housing policies is affecting vulnerable low-income communities of color that are bearing the brunt of climate change impacts.
How to Adopt Long-Term Anti-Racism Solutions as an Urbanist
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.
Economic Recovery in Legacy Cities
Americans living in legacy cities face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local, state, and federal support strategies could aid these cities in recouping losses.
This Moment Calls for Finally Making Homeownership Access Fair
The worsening housing crisis shows that we must develop comprehensive tools and programs to keep families housed and their assets preserved.
San Joaquin County
University of New Mexico - School of Architecture & Planning
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
Arizona State University, Ten Across
Park City Municipal Corporation
National Capital Planning Commission
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.