Racial Justice and Planning

Description: Lecture, three hours. Addresses problem of advancing racial justice in and through planning research and practice. What key theories that explain racism and justice in planning are; how histories of unjust planning thought and practice have contributed to entrenched racial inequalities in and around cities; what some promising practices for confronting and addressing historical and present-day racial injustice are; and how intersectional understanding and approach can be embraced by planners taking on these issues in highly unequal, politically fractured, and charged urban and regional landscapes. Addresses these questions of planning through modules examining topics such as abolition and policing; climate and environmental justice; housing and infrastructure; spatial planning and urban design; education reform; immigrant incorporation; and public health. Letter grading.

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