Center for Creative Land Recycling
June 2, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
The historical siting of our infrastructure and industry helped to create systematically unequal conditions in communities, making the neighborhoods that can least afford it even more vulnerable to disinvestment, the climate crisis, and growing income inequality. Land reuse offers stakeholders the chance to repair the wrongs of the past and use their projects to move the needle towards equity, making urban spaces healthier and safer for all. But how do we know what “good” redevelopment looks like? How do we achieve consensus with a diverse group of stakeholders? And most importantly, how do we know if we’ve been successful? Join Groundwork USA’s Cate Mingoya for a roundtable conversation about equitable land reuse with Smita Rawoot, Urban Resilience lead at the World Resources Institute, Lily Song, founding coordinator of Harvard CoDesign, and Stephen Grey, principal at Grayscale Collaborative. The talk will be American-centric but globally informed and take a broad view of equity, exploring how to transform land into safe and healthy spaces that serve the needs of black, brown, low-income, LGBTQIA+, and disabled communities.