Urban planning and design for social justice

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This 3-part presentation discusses equity in DC, beginning with a look at past and present segregation/displacement, moving into a specific case study on the urban renewal of Columbia Heights, and ending with a call to action for professionals and citizens to reframe the way we think about development in DC. When built environment disciplines are equipped with a greater knowledge of the centrality of segregation and displacement to our city's development over the past century, they can be more equipped to create development projects that advocate for populations that have been subject to repeated injustices over time - thus, creating a more equitable future. Presentations:1. The displacement legacy of urban planning, real estate, and housing policy in DC 2. The urban renewal of Columbia Heights: Urban design, inequality & race 3. Evicted: exhibiting a crisis
Washington, DC
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Development Trends
Housing & Community Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
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1. Understand how the historic context of D.C.'s development can inform the way equity is addressed in today's design, development and construction projects.
2. Understand the broader equity implications of attracting new investment for development.
3. Understand the role built environment professionals play in facilitating inequitable development (and what role they can play in facilitating equitable development moving forward).
4. Understand how communities can become more active in addressing the role of race and socioeconomic status in the formation and experience of the built environment.
Sarah Shoenfeld, Principal, Prologue DC, sarah@prologuedc.comAshley Bakelmun, LEED AP, Director, Urban Equity Labashley@urbanequitylab.comSarah Leavitt, PhD, Curator, National Building Museum, sleavitt@nbm.org
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