Regional equity as a field of scholarship, as an arena of policy change, and as a social movement has grown, diversified, and matured in important ways over the past decade. The fruits of that growth and development can be seen in recent federal and state policies, in the practices of many regional planning organizations, and in the agendas and approaches of countless community-based organizations and issue advocacy groups.
As the field has expanded, a growing number of researchers have been tracking these phenomena: explaining how and why concepts of metropolitan development are being reframed; documenting the efforts to shape policies and diversify leadership; assessing where and how equity and social justice concerns have been brought into regional planning for transportation, land use, housing, public finances, environmental quality, smart growth, sustainable development, public health and other issue areas. This volume brings together analyses and commentary by some of the leading scholarly observers these timely developments.
This book was published as a special issue of Community Development.
Table of Contents
1. Guest Editor’s introduction: Regional equity Victor Rubin
2. For what it’s worth: regional equity, community organizing, and metropolitan America Manuel Pastor, Chris Benner and Martha Matsuoka
3. Spatial justice through regionalism? The inside game, the outside game, and the quest for the spatial fix in the United States Karen Chapple and Edward G. Goetz
4. The role of community-based strategies in addressing metropolitan segregation and racial health disparities Malo André Hutson and Sacoby Wilson
5. Smart growth principles and the management of urban sprawl Robert Blair and Gerard Wellman
6. Regional equity through community development planning: the Metro Detroit Regional Investment Initiative Jane Morgan and Sujata Shetty
7. A model to embed health outcomes into land-use planning Pam Moore
Victor Rubin is Vice President for Research at PolicyLink, a research and action institute advancing social and economic equity. He served as Director of the HUD Office of University Partnerships. He was formerly Adjunct Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, where he earned his MCP and PhD.