Equity Planning


Advocates: Equity Lacking in the New Houston Climate Action Plan

Advocates and local residents are expressing concern about a lack of direct support in the Houston Climate Action Plan for underserved neighborhoods that have already experienced some of the worst effects of climate change.

July 1, 2020 - One Breath Partnership

Cleveland, Ohio

Norman Krumholz, Champion of Equity Planning, Dies at 92

The planning community lost a luminary in Krumholz, the author of the "Making Equity Planning Work" and the former director of planning for the city of Cleveland.

December 23, 2019 - The Plain Dealer


Equity Planning for the 21st Century

The 20th century roots of equity planning, born in Cleveland, are evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Portland provides a case study of that evolution.

October 24, 2019 - Shareable

Metro Transit Minneapolis

PlanIt Podcast: Equity in Transportation

Communities are having more conversations about equity, engaging with the topic in a variety of ways, from human resources management to parks planning. However, there are other planning areas that have not clearly addressed equity.

February 10, 2018 - PlanIt - Metropolitan Council

Bike The Drive

Chicago Releases Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plan

Chicago is following in the footsteps of cities around the country (a few years behind the pack) in adopting a Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2026.

June 13, 2017 - Chi.Streetsblog

Love Sculpture NYC

5 Social Equity Problems Planners Should Help Solve

Urban planners should take a leadership role in placing social equity at the top of planning goals, argues planner, teacher, and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa. He looks at five socio-economic problems planners should strive to solve.

December 13, 2015 - UrbDeZine

Fight for 15

When Can Economic Advocacy Succeed in City Hall?

Marc Doussard of University of Illinois guest blogs on his new work in the Journal of Planning Education and Research, available with open access through Dec. 15, 2015.

November 17, 2015 - JPER

Equity Planning Offers Historic Context, Current Perspective

Under the leadership of Norman Krumholz, the city of Cleveland was positioned as a nationwide leader in equity planning. Krumholz, along with John Forester, eventually wrote the book "Making Equity Planning Work."

October 26, 2015 - Cleveland Scene

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