Webinar: Planning for an Equitable Recovery with Limited Fiscal Resources
As COVID-19 continues to spread and policymakers grapple with confronting deep histories of racial discrimination, residents of many legacy cities have found themselves confronting old challenges with new and disproportionately high stakes. Yet legacy cities’ resilience uniquely enables them to weather these crises. Because research shows more equal places fare better economically, advancing equity is not only possible but necessary for an inclusive and meaningful recovery. However, in times when budgets are tight pursuing equity sometimes feels like a “nice-to-have.” This webinar will explore how legacy city leaders can pursue low-cost, high-impact planning to foster shared revitalization, led by the experiences of Baltimore, MD and Louisville, KY.
Emily Liu, Director of Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, City of Louisville
Stephanie M. Smith, Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications, City of Baltimore