Just Cities

Racial Equity in Housing, Land Use, Transportation

Our racial equity and anti-displacement frameworks are grounded in deep design AND implementation, e.g.

  • Los Angeles Department of Transportation Vision Zero:  Developing Racial Equity and Anti-Displacement Framework for community engagement.

  • Oakland Housing Equity Roadmap:  Led the development and City Council adoption of comprehensive anti-displacement, affordable housing new financing, and healthy housing policies using racial disparity analysis and inclusive planning process. More here.

  • Oakland International Blvd Corridor TOD:  Co-led public/private planning & implementation for equitable development-–Oakland Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative.  Outcomes included Community Planning Leaders program, City re-prioritizing neighborhoods, BRT Mitigation program, over $20 million in competitive cultural arts, housing and transportation grants, mapping of community catalyst projects and opportunity sites, and East Oakland Black Cultural Zone.

  • Alameda County Anti-Displacement:  Led design of comprehensive anti-displacement policies and implementation resources ($65 million +) utilizing racial disparity analysis — more here

  • One-Stop Housing Services:  Led design and operations of Oakland Housing Resource Center, providing comprehensive outreach and housing services because people in crisis shouldn’t hear “No, we can’t help you.” 

  • Blighted Land into Community Gems:  Led design and implementation of nationally recognized projects that transformed problem lands in disinvested neighborhoods into community catalyst projects.