Systemic Racism

Ohio River

Where and Why Rezonings Are More Likely to Succeed

A new analysis of developer-initiated rezonings in Louisville, Kentucky sheds light on how the land use regulation system works.

November 16, 2022 - Urban Institute

The San Francisco Bay Area is visible from San Carlos, across the bay to the East Bay. Mount Diablo looms in the background.

Formerly Redlined Neighborhoods Continue to Suffer Disparate Air Pollution

How did ZIP codes become such powerful determinants of public health? New new evidence of the disparate air pollution of redlined neighborhoods partly answers that question.

March 9, 2022 - Environmental Science and Technology Letters

A black and white photo of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Robert Moses, Robert Caro Back in the News, Along With a Debate About Systemic Racism

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg set off a social media frenzy by referencing an anecdote from "The Power Broker." While some didn't understand the reference, others repeated long-standing questions about the source.

November 10, 2021 - The Washington Post

Los Angeles in 1939, as determined by the  Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC).

What Is Redlining?

Redlining is the practice of restricting investment in areas deemed high-risk by banks. The term refers to the red color used to denote undesirable areas on maps used by lending institutions to determine loan eligibility.

March 1, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Redlining

Court Complaint Accuses Redfin's 'Minimum Price Policy' of Redlining Minority Neighborhoods

A bombshell investigation accuses an online real estate company of a contemporary form of redlining.

October 30, 2020 - National Fair Housing Alliance

Black Wall Street

Social Worker-Turned-Planner on How Planners Can Heal the Trauma of Cities

Jose Richard Aviles says community comes first in the planner-community relationship.

October 22, 2020 - American Planning Associarion

Urban Sky

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.

August 26, 2020 - WHYY

South Los Angeles

It's High Time for a Community-Led Economic Recovery

Past recoveries have only exacerbated structural inequalities. The recovery from the current economic and social crises can't afford to make the mistakes, according to a recent paper from researchers at the Brookings Institution.

August 17, 2020 - Brookings

Black Lives Matter

Systemic Racism Starts and Ends with Housing

Along with standing up against police violence and systemic racism, we must also fight to end housing systems that devalue Black people.

July 27, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

Los Angeles in 1939, as determined by the  Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC).

Lessons From Decades of Racist Land Policy

President and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Dr. George McCarthy traces the legacy of racist policy and offers guidance toward an economic recovery that begins to undo systemic racism.

July 13, 2020 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Helena, Montana

CDC Sued to Force Release Racial Demographic Data on Coronavirus Spread

Systemic racism is blamed for the glaring and tragic racial disparities of the COVID-19 illness in the United States.

July 9, 2020 - The New York Times

Protesting racism

Anti-Racism at the Neighborhood Level

Communities across the country need to dismantle exclusionary barriers and rebalance spending to invest more equitably across neighborhoods, according to this article by the Urban Institute.

June 24, 2020 - Urban Institute

Rally

Lack of Progress on Racial Justice Is Blocking Progress on Climate Justice

Climate justice and social justice are closely linked. Black climate expert Ayana Johnson explains why racial justice strides are required to make leeway for climate change issues.

June 15, 2020 - The Washington Post

Jacksonville, Florida

Racial Disparity in Home Lending Is Today's Redlining

According to a new report detailing discriminatory lending in Chicago, people in majority-white neighborhoods continue to receive more loans, and in greater amounts, than people in majority-Black and majority-Latino areas.

June 11, 2020 - WBEZ 91.5

School Buses

Chicago-Based Equiticity Takes Mobility Justice Nationwide

The new group will challenge the unequal distribution of mobility resources to low-income communities of color.

November 10, 2017 - Chi.Streetsblog

Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta Unveils Strategy for Equitable Resilience

The new plan tackles housing affordability and food justice alongside water supply and greenhouse gas emissions.

November 9, 2017 - Saporta Report

Biking

'Biking While Black?' You're More Likely to Get a Ticket in Chicago

Majority-white neighborhoods like West Town and Lincoln Park are among the most popular for biking in Chicago, but they’re not in the top ten neighborhoods for bike tickets.

March 21, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

Housing

Critics: NYC Zoning Promotes Segregation, Inequality

The editors of a new book on displacement in New York argue that the city's historical record of exclusionary zoning carries over into the present. Urbanist concepts in vogue today simply rehash old divides.

February 8, 2017 - CityLab

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