The Case for Equity in Transit-Oriented Development

THU, JUN 11, 2020 (58:49)

Protests have erupted across the U.S. sparked by the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, but more than a reaction to police violence, these protests address a chronic problem rooted in centuries of racism and injustice stemming from unfair laws and policies across federal, state, and local institutions.

A recent report from MassINC titled “From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development,” outlines solutions to change policies that don’t work for many Americans, including better 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 our society and the changes we need to make today.

WGBH News Transportation Reporter Bob Seay leads a conversation about equitable policies and practices with MassINC’s Dr. Tracy Corley (lead author of the research paper), and Susan A. Wood, co-author of the American Planning Association’s Planning for Equity Policy Guide.

Learn more about transformative transit-oriented development (TTOD) and sign up here for the #TTOD Challenge.

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