Two weeks ago, MassINC released its newest report, From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development. Since then, protests have erupted across the country, sparked by the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans.
But the protests are more than a reaction to recent cases of police brutality and hate crimes. Centuries of racism and injustice, stemming from laws and policies across federal, state, and local institutions, have once again pushed Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized people and their supporters to come together in search of justice and equity.
MassINC began to address some of these inequities in its newest report, including access to safe and affordable housing, reliable transportation, and economic inclusion. But the report is just the start of a broader conversation about inequity in US society and the changes needed.
Join WGBH’s Bob Seay, MassINC's Dr. Tracy Corley (lead author of From Transactional to Transformational) and Susan Wood (co-author of the American Planning Association’s Planning for Equity Policy Guide) for the first of a series of conversations about equitable policies and practices on Thursday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m.
With most of the conversation devoted to audience engagement, the panelists will explore the inequitable systems and environments that have brought the country to this moment in time and take your recommendations for equitable policy solutions that have the potential to transform communities.
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- June 11, 2020 at 9:30am – 10:30am