Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Advancing Racial Equity in Our Communities: Fair Housing and Land Use

May 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event: https://facebook.com/events/s/advancing-racial-equity-in-our/518254223298659/
Join the Urban Institute for a conversation about how land-use policy plays an important role in influencing access to opportunity for people of color throughout the United States.
Urban researchers have long demonstrated that Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color face systematically inequitable access to affordable housing in communities with many jobs and effective, well-funded public services.
In this virtual event, we will explore how local land-use policies—particularly in the form of exclusionary zoning—inhibit millions of Black and Brown Americans’ abilities to secure stable, affordable housing and leverage housing mobility options. We will discuss what solutions could help largely Black and Brown communities thrive economically and sustainably in the context of decentralized governance, NIMBYism, racism, and inadequate public resources.
– Yonah Freemark, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy, Urban Institute
– Emily Liu, Director, Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services
– Eleanor Noble, Research Analyst, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy, Urban Institute
– Terry Taplin, Councilmember, City of Berkeley, California
– Monique King-Viehland, Associate Vice President, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy, Urban Institute


May 26, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Urban Institute