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The Tuesdays at APA–Chicago after-work lecture series went on hiatus following the November 2014 program.
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Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 • 5:30 p.m. ET
Social responsibility versus economic imperative is a false choice. As jurisdictions across the United States takes steps to advance sustainable community initiatives, they have an opportunity to demonstrate that the objectives of economic development, environmental protection, and meeting the needs of underserved populations are not mutually exclusive.
This discussion will elevate the impressive narrative of champions who are building great communities through the framework of equitable development. In the U.S., equitable development is an approach to meet the needs of underserved communities through policies, programs, and practices that reduce disparities while fostering places that are healthy and vibrant. Equitable development does not shift attention from making communities better. Instead, it results in better community outcomes.
Speaker Carlton Eley is an urban planner for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he works in the Office of Environmental Justice. He will explain how the pathway to a sustainable future is dependent on place-based strategies that move beyond "changing brown to green" and increasingly require proficiency with addressing quality of life goals while supporting community parity. The audience will learn how stewards of the built environment are encouraging fairness in planning and development practice to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy environment in which to live, work, and play.
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