Tag Archives: Equitable Development

Atlanta Awarded $1M Toward Equitable Development

Atlanta has been selected for a new $1 million development initiative aimed at increasing the equity and affordability of new infrastructure in the city. The Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Community Challenge (SPARCC) is a locally driven effort centered around major investments that are environmentally conscious, equitable toward all citizens and climate-friendly. Read more... Read more

Webinar: Building an Equitable Transportation System with Shared Mobility

Shared mobility holds enormous potential to help meet the mobility needs for underserved populations that are too often left behind in the planning process. Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center for a free webinar to learn how to use shared mobility to address these important mobility issues. Presenters will discuss emerging best practices that cities are using to help address transportation equity needs in their communities. The webinar will also cover ways that transportation and policy experts can use SUMC’s Shared... Read more

Why Pittsburgh Should Go All-in on Equitable Development

The development that is rapidly transforming some areas of Pittsburgh could actually be part of the solution to ensuring everyone benefits from the region’s economic transformation. That’s the premise behind a report from the research institute PolicyLink—Equitable Development: The Path to an All-in Pittsburgh—which provides a roadmap for Pittsburgh to “not just imagine but actually build a different future. Read more... Read more

Atlanta BeltLine Aims for Development Without Displacement

As the Atlanta BeltLine’s national profile grows, so have housing costs, and concerns that the rails-to-trails greenway could price out neighbors closer to home. With only 560 units built to date of the 5,600 affordable housing units promised along the 22-mile loop, Atlanta BeltLine announced it hopes to raise $7.5 million to encourage affordable development. Read more... Read more

Investing in People and Place: Building Wealth and Equity to Advance the Equitable Development Agenda, July 20

In this webinar from Groundwork USA, three practitioners will discuss how their programs aimed at wealth building, job placement, job training and creation, and support for small businesses and social enterprises are making tangible impacts in everyday lives, helping long-marginalized families keep pace with place-based investments in their neighborhoods, and advancing equitable development in long-marginalized communities. July 20 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. EST. Learn more... Read more

Webinar: Investing in People and Place: Building Wealth and Equity to Advance the Equitable Development Agenda

Tune in for a rich discussion among three leading-edge practitioners about how their programs aimed at wealth building, job training, job creation, financing and supporting small businesses and social enterprise are making tangible impacts in everyday lives, helping long-marginalized families keep pace with place-based investments in their neighborhoods, and advancing equitable development more broadly in long-marginalized American communities. June 2, 1:30 – 3, EST Register... Read more

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

The American Public Health Association (APHA) believes a healthy city/county is economically competitive, inclusive and equitable. That’s why they’re calling on cities and counties across the country to join the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the APHA and the National Association of Counties and administered by CEOs For Cities. $1.5 million will be awarded in prizes to cities, counties and federally recognized tribes most able to show measurable changes in health and wellness over... Read more

Webinar: New Data Tools for Supporting Analysis of Equitable Development and Environmental Justice, March 11

​This webinar will cover two tools: EPA’s EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool, and the National Equity Atlas, a comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth developed by PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE). The webinar will reveal what these tools are and how they have been used in real world scenarios. 1.5 CM pending. March 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. Learn more and register... Read more

Tuesdays at APA: Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design, Jan. 12

​As jurisdictions across the U.S. take steps to advance sustainable community initiatives, they have an opportunity to demonstrate that the objectives of economic development, environmental protection and meeting the needs of underserved populations are not mutually exclusive. This discussion will elevate the narrative of champions who are building great communities through equitable development, an approach to meeting the needs of underserved communities through policies, programs and practices that reduce disparities while fostering places that are healthy and vibrant. Join the... Read more
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