What does gentrification and displacement mean for Equitable Economic Development?

Overview

In many cities, there is much debate about defining and identifying gentrification. There is also a lively debate about the relationship between economic development activities, like new retail or corridor revitalization, and displacement of residents and local businesses. Many city leaders struggle with how to understand how gentrification and displacement impacts their residents, especially low-income residents and communities of color, and what tools to use to address negative impacts. During this webinar, we will engage in a dialogue about these issues with staff from PolicyLink, facilitated by Anita Cozart, Senior Director and featuring Kalima Rose, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Victor Rubin, Vice President of Research.

Moderator:

  • Anita Cozart, Senior Director PolicyLink

Guest Speakers:

  • Kalima Rose, Vice President Strategic Initiatives PolicyLink
  • Victor Rubin, Vice President of Research PolicyLink

Ensuring Equity-Centered Provisions in Upcoming Infrastructure Proposals: A Strategy Discussion Webinar

Overview

  • In this strategy discussion on crafting an infrastructure proposal that would serve as an opportunity to improve the social determinants of health and quality of life for underserved families and communities, experts explored the tools and policy mechanisms that can be used to address health and economic disparities and identified strategies to ensure equity is built into infrastructure legislation. (Scroll down and register for the webinar in order to access the archive.)

Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity: Transportation and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Overview

Transportation is a tried and proven investment that connects people to what they need to live a good, vibrant life and to be upwardly economically mobile. Transportation connects children to good schools, their parents to good jobs, and ensures access to clinics, libraries, parks and recreation, grocery stores and other essential amenities and services. 
 
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule and its companion data tool provide a tremendous resource for planning at the regional and local levels. The AFFH supports integrated assessment and planning approaches that can more closely examine patterns of disinvestment and barriers to opportunity. The AFFH can foster the alignment of investments in transportation, housing, job centers and economic development that fosters access to opportunity for those currently being left out. 
 
This webinar looks at the AFFH rule and how it can be used to promote equitable transportation, transit-oriented development, and opportunity-focused place making. Learn how to get involved in and influence your local AFFH process and how the AFFH data tool can be used as an ongoing resource to support equitable transportation planning. 
 
Speakers included: 
  • Patricia Fron, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance 
  • Ubax Gardheere, Puget Sound Sage 
  • Jonathan Burch, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 
  • Emily Chatterjee, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Ben Bakkenta, Puget Sound Regional Council 
  • Sarita Turner, PolicyLink 
  • Anita Cozart, PolicyLink 

Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity: Transportation and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule PowerPoint Presentation

Overview

This is the powerpoint presentation which accompanies the webinar archive, Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity: Transportation and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
 
This webinar looks at the AFFH rule and how it can be used to promote equitable transportation, transit-oriented development, and opportunity-focused place making. Learn how to get involved in and influence your local AFFH process and how the AFFH data tool can be used as an ongoing resource to support equitable transportation planning. 
 
Speakers included: 
Patricia Fron, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance 
Ubax Gardheere, Puget Sound Sage 
Jonathan Burch, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 
Emily Chatterjee, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Ben Bakkenta, Puget Sound Regional Council 
Sarita Turner, PolicyLink 
Anita Cozart, PolicyLink 

Active Transportation and Equity: Key Challenges and Opportunities from the Field

Overview

As the United States is wrestling with race and class in many arenas, these issues have come to the forefront in the world of walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School. Straight talk on equity is welcome when it comes to active transportation, health and safety -- but what does equity and active transportation mean in practice at the local and regional level? Join the National Partnership's webinar to hear why equity is crucial in the world of active transportation, how equity is being prioritized in the field, and learn about best practices in bridging the gap between community need and active transportation's benefits.
 
Speakers:
• Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
• Pedro Arista, Program Manager, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
• Tamika Butler, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
• Alyia Smith-Parker, Senior Associate, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities
This webinar is part of a regular series of free webinars brought to you by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on topics related to Safe Routes to School and other policy and program initiatives that can increase walking and bicycling to school and in daily life.
 

Leverage Transportation Investments to Support Fair and Inclusive Access to Jobs

Overview

Transportation infrastructure is a critical link to ensuring opportunity for all—connecting us to jobs, housing, health care, and grocery stores. Even more, transportation planning and investment decisions—what we build, where it is placed, and who builds it—are central to creating equitable communities. Local leaders are maximizing economic and social equity benefits by leveraging transportation improvements to expand access to transportation jobs for historically under-represented groups (i.e. people with disabilities, low-income communities, communities of color, and women).

In honor of 2014 Infrastructure Week, the Transportation Equity Caucus hosted a webinar on workforce inclusion in the transportation sector. Equity leaders across the country discussed how they developed and implemented local strategies that connected disadvantaged workers to quality jobs in the transportation sector, and the impact that these decisions had on creating healthy, sustainable communities of opportunity.  

Transportation Equity: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue (Transcript)

Overview

Transcript of the Transportation Equity Caucus July 1, 2014 webinar on Transportation Equity: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

Transportation Equity: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

Overview

The Transportation Equity Caucus hosted a webinar to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to explore intersections between civil rights and transportation. During the webinar equity advocates in Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin discussed steps taken by local communities to use civil rights statues to ensure federal transportation investments are fair and inclusive.  Additional resources related to the webinar are provided below. 

Online resources related to the local examples presented during the webinar

Hampton Ave Bridge Complaint Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Part 1)

Hampton Ave Bridge Complaint Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Part 2)

Transit-based Opportunity—Lessons from Dayton

Beavercreek Complaint Filed Under Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Response from Federal Highway Administration on Title VI Complaint: Beavercreek Ohio

People March for Bus Stops in Beavercreek

$13.5 Million Transportation Victory: Central city residents will benefit from new bus routes that will connect riders to suburban job hubs

Decision on Title VI Complaint of the Milwaukee Zoo Interchange

 

Online resources from US Department of Transportation

Background on Environmental Justice and Title VI

Guidance on Environmental Justice & National Environmental Policy Act

Federal Highway Administration Order on Environmental Justice

Federal Transit Administration Circular on Environmental Justice

Fact Sheet on Environmental JusticeFact Sheet on Civil Rights

The Bus to the Capitol: Promoting Equity In The Next Federal Transportation Bill

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This webinar features a discussion with transportation and civil rights experts about how to shape a federal surface transportation bill that creates strong, healthy, communities of opportunity.

A Sustainable Future: Preserving and Expanding Biking, Walking, and Public Transportation Funding

Transportation Policy to Build Strong Rural and Tribal Communities

A Sustainable Future: Preserving and Expanding Biking, Walking, and Public Transportation Funding

Overview

"A Sustainable Future: Preserving and Expanding Biking, Walking, and Public Transportation Funding" Webinar - March 30th, 2011