Race and Smart Growth Series: Part Three

Location: Virtual Meeting: Zoom Link will be sent to registrants in advance of event.

Charles Brown on Race and Transportation

In the final installation of a three-part series, DVSGA is hosting Charles T. Brown—a leading livability and healthy communities advocate, researcher, and transportation official. His notable contributions through research and practice includes understanding barriers to active transportation for women and minorities; centering equity in transportation planning, analyzing impact of crime on walking frequency and propensity; and analyzing barriers to park access.

Coralette Hannon will discuss the role of race in transportation planning and policy with Charles Brown. She is a Senior Legislative Representative with AARP’s Department of Government Affairs. Ms. Hannon joined AARP in 1999 and currently serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of telecommunications, broadband, transportation, and other livable communities issues. In her position, she provides technical assistance to AARP’s state offices to further their strategic engagements in state and local level legislative and regulatory advocacy.

Charles T. Brown is a senior research specialist at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. He has also served as an instructor for Smart Growth America, the National Transit Institute, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and CDC’s Walkability Action Institute.

Please register here by Wednesday, May 12, 2021. There is a $10 registration fee. Free for students.


DVSGA’s three-part speaker series on Race and Smart Growth is long overdue as our organization’s work on sustainable land use and transportation policies has never explicitly considered the role of race in regional growth patterns. From our region’s history of redlining to today’s exclusionary suburban zoning, race has been and continues to be a significant force in regional growth patterns.