1st Edition

Regional Equity

Edited By Victor Rubin Copyright 2016
    126 Pages
    by Routledge

    126 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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.