In Pursuit of Equitable Development: Lessons from Washington, Detroit, and Boston, Panel 4


Darnell Adams, Vice President of Program Implementation, Invest Detroit
Vaughn Perry, Equitable Development Manager, Building Bridges Across the River, Washington D.C.
Diane Clark, Associate Director of Real Estate Development, Nuestra Communidad Development Corporation,
Alex Krieger, Professor Emeritus in Practice of Urban Design, GSD (moderator)

Event Description:

Equitable development, a relatively new concept in planning and community development, aims to help low-income neighborhoods and communities of color become places that provide economic opportunities, affordable living, and cultural expression for all residents. It is built on the principle that current residents will play a central role in shaping the projects, programs, and policies that affect them and their community.

However lofty its goals, achieving equitable development is complicated and challenging, particularly in this time of social and economic turmoil. In this half-day virtual symposium, leading practitioners and scholars from three cities, Washington, DC, Detroit, and Boston, will explore efforts to bring equitable development to their communities and outline how they are responding to current challenges. The presentations and discussions will help students, scholars, community leaders, public officials, and others identify innovative strategies and successful approaches to advancing social justice in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

Join the conversation on Twitter with #EquitableDevelopment.

Co-sponsored by the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the GSD Department of Urban Planning and Design, and the Loeb Fellowship



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