Monday / December 07, 2020 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1 will provide an overview of examples of how racial injustice is embedded in our built environment. Participants will learn about the history of race-based zoning, redlining, block busting, racially restrictive covenants, and other determinants of inequity in the built environment. Participants will gain a better understanding of racial segregation in our cities, and the long-lasting impacts that have an influence on current inequities.
Session 2 will and move towards a more equitable built environment through personal responsibility and behavior change. Exposing racialized history is a precondition to connecting and using the tools of environmental design to build just cities. Candid reflections on this topic are needed to disrupt the status quo. Participants will learn about biases, disrupt patterns of status quo, and build a practice reflecting behavioral change.
- December 7 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- December 14 from 11:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Attendance at both sessions is required to receive LU credit.
- Shalini Agrawal, founder, principal, co-director, Pathways to Equity (San Francisco)
- Garrett Jacobs, co-director, Pathways to Equity; director of operations of Open Architecture Collaborative (San Francisco)
- Jess Zimbabwe, AIA, AICP, Executive Director, Environmental Works (Seattle)