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Event Date Tue Jan 11 EST - Thu Jan 13 EST (in about 1 month)
Location Virtual
Region All
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At Smart Growth America, we deeply believe that improving racial disparities is at the core of a smart growth approach. But what does that mean? How does it work in practice? And how can smart growth advocates do it better?

Last year Smart Growth America (SGA) hosted our first-ever Equity Summit to bring a discussion of racial equity to the smart growth movement and make the case that smart growth without a focus on equity isn’t smart growth at all. Speakers discussed how to promote equity in housing and land use, why strong Black and brown businesses are key to neighborhood vitality, and how to right the wrongs of past damaging transportation decisions and promote restorative justice.

Speakers

2021 Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Majora Carter
Senior Program Director for Community Regeneration at Groundswell, Inc.

Dr. Marshall Shepherd
Director of the University of Georgia’s

SPEAKERS:

Zelalem Adefris
Vice President of Policy & Advocacy at Catalyst Miami

Gary Gero
President of the Climate Action Reserve and he now serves as the Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors

Sharai Lewis-Gruss
Director of Data Enablement at First Street Foundation

Tiffany Chu
Former CEO & Co-founder of Remix

Bob Dean
Center for Neighborhood Technology

Kim Lucas
Director of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

MODERATOR:

Dr. Regan F. Patterson
Transportation Equity Research Fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

EVENT SPONSOR:
• Citi

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
• NeighborWorks

SILVER SPONSOR:
• Nelson Nygaard

BRONZE SPONSOR:
• Opticos

CLOSED-CAPTIONING:
• AARP