2020: 9/25 The Future of Planning for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination: Towards a Post-COVID Just Recovery

September 26, 2020

9/25 The Future of Planning for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination: Towards a Post-COVID Just Recovery

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Historic urban planning and policy decisions have led to higher impacts of COVID-19 in low-income communities — special attention should be paid to Black and brown women, undocumented immigrant communities, etc. As future planners and policymakers, it is our responsibility to consider how we can un-do these dynamics while working hand-in-hand with low-income communities to fight forward processes of self-determination and economic democracy. This discussion will be of interest to anyone willing to help to create a post-COVID “new normal” that is just for everyone. Presented by the Bloustein Graduate Student Association with community organizers and planners from MIT Community Lab Innovators (CoLab) working with Black and brown communities from the Bronx and Brooklyn.

Presentation (PPT) 
MIT Colab materials on economic democracy (PDF) and community land trusts (PDF)

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