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Advancing Equity Planning Now

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Advancing Equity Planning Now

Norman Krumholz, Kathryn Wertheim Hexter

318 Pages
Paperback
ISBN: 9781501730375
Cornell University Press

What can planners do to restore equity to their craft? Drawing upon the perspectives of a diverse group of planning experts, Advancing Equity Planning Now places the concepts of fairness and equal access squarely in the center of planning research and practice. Editors Norman Krumholz and Kathryn Wertheim Hexter provide essential resources for city leaders and planners, as well as for students and others, interested in shaping the built environment for a more just world.

Advancing Equity Planning Now remind us that equity has always been an integral consideration in the planning profession. The historic roots of that ethical commitment go back more than a century. Yet a trend of growing inequality in America, as well as other recent socio-economic changes that divide the wealthiest from the middle and working classes, challenge the notion that a rising economic tide lifts all boats. When planning becomes mere place-making for elites, urban and regional planners need to return to the fundamentals of their profession. Although they have not always done so, planners are well-positioned to advocate for greater equity in public policies that address the multiple objectives of urban planning including housing, transportation, economic development, and the removal of noxious land uses in neighborhoods.

Reviews

"Many urban scholars, teachers, practitioners and students today need to be reminded of and attentive to the origins and history of equity planning and the political, economic, and social changes in the nation’s cities, and Krumholz and Hexter enrich this discussion with contemporary examples and interpretations."

- Tom Angotti, Hunter College, and author of New York For Sale

"This volume brings together academics and practitioners of equity planning who provide stimulating conceptualizations of equity, thoughtful policy proposals, insightful political analysis, rich case examples, and many useful lessons for planning education and practice."

- Howell S. Baum, University of Maryland, and author of Brown in Baltimore

About the Author

Norman Krumholz is Professor Emeritus at Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Kathryn Wertheim Hexter is Associate of the University and retired Director of the Center for Community Planning and Development at Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University.

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