On any given day, you can drive around Tallahassee and see new construction everywhere. Development is often an indication of a city's success and growth. But who gets left behind in this progress, and how can urban planners work toward social and economic justice for every citizen?
Continuing Policy Pub’s focus on how national, even global, issues affect each of us right here at home, the final session for fall 2019 features Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning April Jackson.
Her presentation, "Beyond Redevelopment: Planning for Racial Equity," will examine the limitations to mixed-income housing plans in Chicago and Seattle and explore how local actors can word towards incorporating racial equity into planning for diverse communities. She will then discuss how some of these strategies can be adapted to mixed-income housing redevelopment efforts in Tallahassee.
After the brief talk, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue on the topic.
Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on how professional planners and universities plan for, engage with, and train students to work in communities of color. More specifically, she examines the ways that new urbanism can be used to develop mixed-income communities, as well as how planning programs can integrate issues of diversity and cultural competence into curriculum and departmental culture.
Policy Pubs take place in the relaxed, informal atmosphere in the bar area of one of the city's most popular restaurants.
Pub attendees listen to brief, plain-language talks about such topics as politics, economics, the environment, and more. Then they ask questions and engage in friendly dialogue. It’s fun, social, interactive, and highly informative.
Because these events are very well attended, the public is encouraged to arrive early to get a convenient parking spot and a good table inside.
Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Backwoods Bistro 401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee FL 32301