Part Two of DVSGA’s Race and Smart Growth series presented by Andre M. Perry is now available on video.
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In the second of a three-part series, Dr. Andre M. Perry—a nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, education and economic inclusion—discussed the role of race in land-use patterns and policies. Dr. Perry was interviewed by Charnelle Hicks, principal of CHPlanning, a firm providing comprehensive, municipal, transportation and environmental planning and community outreach programs.
Smart growth has traditionally advocated for economic and community development strategies that curb urban sprawl and worsening environmental conditions to create healthy, environmentally resilient and economically robust places; however, little attention has been paid to how race impacts planning and outcomes. This discussion revealed concrete strategies that proponents of smart growth can use to end inequality that has historically existed in land use.
Dr. Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a scholar-in-residence at American University, a columnist for the Hechinger Report, and the author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities, which is available for purchase.