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The Head and the Heart: Making Development Equitable for All

May 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


The 5th Annual Placemaking Residency will take place May 9-12, 2016 and explore the intersection of equity and design. Over the next five years, billions of dollars will be spent on development in the region’s built environment. How do we address the increasing economic and social disparity in our cities and how can design contribute to greater equity and opportunity for everyone? Join us as we explore the intersection of equity and design – a timely and crucial community conversation.

The Head and the Heart: Making Development Equitable for All featuring the Government Alliance on Race and Equity including Deepa Iyer, Wing Young Huie and Dr. Mindy Fullilove

This workshop is on Wednesday, May 11 and is in conjunction with GARE’s Minnesota Advancing Racial Equity year long cohort. Join seventeen teams from local, regional and state government in MN that are working to advance racial equity, using the power and leverage of their own institutions. Deepa Iyer, author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, Senior Fellow with the Center for Social Inclusion, and former Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, will provide an opening keynote, followed by a panel with Placemaking Residents Dr. Mindy Fullilove and Wing Young Huie, who will have a candid and engaging conversation with each other and the audience on changing demographics and diverse communities, highlighting challenges and opportunities from their respective areas of expertise.

Moderated by Glenn Harris, President, Center for Social Inclusion.

If you’d like to register for additional sessions during the week, view the full schedule here


May 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Great Hall, North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 United States
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