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Urban Design for Racial Justice

Published: Aug. 5, 2023


Friends: Many of us are familiar with the book The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. We might want to sign up for this free webinar, co-sponsored by SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association) and The Commonwealth Club, a public affairs forum in San Francisco that has been around for many years.

Housing Beyond Zero-Sum

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Two hours starting
1:00 PM Pacific = 2:00 PM Mountain
Click here to register.

Some details from the registration form:

“Housing policy is often viewed as a zero-sum game, where some prosper at the expense of others. Common conceptions include “policies that support renters harm homeowners,” “new apartments undermine existing neighborhoods,” and “affordable housing leads to declining property values.” What causes us to think in these dichotomies in the first place? What role does racism play in these debates? And what shifts would need to take place to create something different?

“Hear our keynote speaker in conversation with SPUR's President and CEO, Alicia John-Baptiste, as they discuss housing policy beyond a zero-sum game, what role racism plays in these conversations, and what shifts need to take place to create something different.

“Kick-off the day with a keynote from a New York Times bestselling author and policy advocate, Heather McGhee, [author of] The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.”

from Talley Kenyon, Palo Alto Friends Meeting