At Smart Growth America, we deeply believe that improving racial disparities is at the core of a smart growth approach. But what does that mean? How does it work in practice? And how can smart growth advocates do it better?
Last year Smart Growth America (SGA) hosted our first-ever Equity Summit to bring a discussion of racial equity to the smart growth movement and make the case that smart growth without a focus on equity isn’t smart growth at all. Speakers discussed how to promote equity in housing and land use, why strong Black and brown businesses are key to neighborhood vitality, and how to right the wrongs of past damaging transportation decisions and promote restorative justice.
The 2022 Equity Summit was held (virtually) from January 11-13, 2022. Over three days, we heard keynotes on equitable development and panels curated by our economic development, transportation, and land use teams.
Watch the recorded sessions at https://smartgrowthamerica.org/equity-summit/