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State DOTs Don’t Resemble Their Constituencies — And That’s a Problem

Streetsblog calls attention to the lack of representation of women, people of color, and other groups in state departments of transportation that are largely dominated by white men.

April 1, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

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Rising Home Prices Most Pronounced in Communities of Color

U.S. home values appreciated sharply during the pandemic, particularly in communities of color, where prices rose by as much as 10.3%.

May 25, 2021 - Housing Perspectives

Neighbors

Racial Segregation in U.S. Neighborhoods

Despite the intentions of the nation's fair housing laws, neighborhoods in the United States continue to segregate by race.

April 15, 2021 - Brookings

Harvey Floods Houston

The Racial Inequity of Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery in the Houston area has been inconsistent, with low-income residents of color continuing to struggle to put their lives and communities back together.

August 27, 2020 - Urban Edge

Asphalt

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.

August 26, 2020 - The New York Times

Pioneer Square, Seattle

Seattle Residents Wary of Urban Greening Efforts

Parts of the city desperately need more trees, but some residents worry about the long-term effects of tree planting in neighborhoods.

August 15, 2019 - Crosscut

Brooklyn Brownstones

Controversial N.Y.C. Housing Program Under Fire

The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.

August 9, 2019 - Curbed New York

The Bronx

What Hip-Hop Can Teach Cities About More Inclusive Planning

Hip-hop artists are vocal about critiques of their neighborhoods, but are planners and architects listening?

September 26, 2017 - GreenBiz

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