Tag Archives: Equity

Chicago Programs Aim to Lead Minority Youth to City Planning

​Throughout Chicago, there are a growing number of programs aimed at bringing more youth from poverty or minority backgrounds into the civic mindset. Educators and organizers behind the efforts are betting on the fact that if more minority youth in the region get involved in city planning or architecture — fields that are dominated throughout the U.S. by white men — they can start reversing the dramatic lack of racial equity. Read more... Read more

Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning

Delivering more equitable outcomes requires a different approach to planning. Many climate preparedness and adaptation guides exist and most acknowledge the importance of equity and public participation; however, few address equity issues by addressing specific adaptation solutions, tactics for inclusive community engagement, or the root causes of inequities in climate risk. This guide from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network addresses these gaps. The purpose of the Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning is to provide guidance to local governments... Read more

Integrating Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and Transportation Equity

​How do Complete Streets and Vision Zero fit into a comprehensive planning approach? And what can planners and advocates do to support Transportation Equity in community development? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition in this webinar to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and Livable Memphis. They will share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets and Vision Zero projects. They will also explore how key partnerships help to achieve... Read more

Advancing Neighborhood Change Through Equity and Inclusion

Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms. How do we create neighborhoods where change and new development can happen along with the protection and promotion of a community’s identity and culture? Join America Walks on this webinar to learn about their recent work on the issues of gentrification and displacement and hear from three people working... Read more

The How and Why of Measuring Access to Opportunity

The Governors’ Institute on Community Design has created a resource on the data, tools, and methodologies transportation officials need to measure access to opportunity. The How and Why of Measuring Access to Opportunity: A Guide to Performance Management is written to help transportation agencies integrate measurements of “access to opportunity” into their planning and investment decisions. Join this webinar to learn more about the guidebook. Register now... Read more
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