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[Webinar] Equitable Development as a Tool to Advance Racial Equity

February 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST


Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Listen to our webinar to hear how cities and counties are using a racial equity lens to inform large-scale planning efforts within their jurisdictions.


Hear from four GARE member jurisdictions:

  • Seattle, WA;
  • Portland, OR;
  • Fairfax County, VA;
  • Alameda County, CA.


Discussion topics:

  • GARE’s framework to drive equitable development;
  • Seattle, Washington’s equitable development implementation plan;
  • Healthy Development Guidelines for the City of Oakland, California;
  • Portland, Oregon’s Affordable Housing Preference Policy;
  • How an Equitable Growth Profile informs Fairfax County, Virginia’s economic development strategy.

Why Equitable Development?

gare-equitable-developmentRead our report on how equitable development can be used as a tool to advance racial equity.

When we achieve equitable development, we increase the capacity of people of color to strengthen their communities and determine their own future and that of their neighborhoods. We distribute the benefits and burdens of growth equitably among people of all races, ethnic backgrounds, incomes, and geographies/neighborhoods. We encourage multicultural communities where tenured and newcomer residents can thrive. And we provide meaningful choices for the most impacted people of color to live, work, and define their own culture throughout all neighborhoods.

To achieve this ideal, we need a systemic approach that can create those kinds of outcomes. This requires coordinated and comprehensive investments, policies, and protections to prevent displacement of vulnerable residents, businesses, and community organizations.


Click here to watch the webinar recording.


February 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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