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Beyond Redevelopment: Urban Planning for Racial Equity

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:30-6:30 pm
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St.
(corner of Gadsden)

On any given day, you can drive around Tallahassee and see new construction everywhere. Development is often an indication of a city's success and growth. But who gets left behind in this progress, and how can urban planners work toward social and economic justice for every citizen?

Continuing Policy Pub’s focus on how national, even global, issues affect each of us right here at home, the final session for fall 2019 features Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning April Jackson, who will examine the limitations to mixed-income housing plans in Chicago and Seattle and explores how local actors can word towards incorporating racial equity into planning for diverse communities. She will then discuss how some of these strategies can be adapted to mixed-income housing redevelopment efforts in Tallahassee.

After the brief talk, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue on the topic.

Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on how professional planners and universities plan for, engage with, and train students to work in communities of color. More specifically, she examines the ways that new urbanism can be used to develop mixed-income communities, as well as how planning programs can integrate issues of diversity and cultural competence into curriculum and departmental culture.

Because Policy Pub events are very well attended, the public is encouraged to arrive early to get a convenient parking spot and a good table inside.

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