“Black communities are routinely undervalued. Even when they are among the nation’s wealthiest” writes Tracy Jan for the Washington Post. Undervaluation of homes plays a large part in racial wealth inequality. In 2019 the median wealth of White families was eight times that of Black families in the United States, according to a Federal Reserve survey, and those figures had … [Read more...] about Valuing Black neighborhoods.
“Impact investing is a major topic on investors’ radar screen, boasting huge growth, and widespread acceptance among those seeking to align their portfolios with their personal values. But impact investing has always been more than a fad.” writes James Lumberg for Investopedia. Impact investing, or socially responsible investing (SRI), has been around for longer than you … [Read more...] about Impact investing. More than a fad.
“A mix of high-tech and old-fashioned energy efficiency tactics can deliver carbon-neutral buildings, right now. But the U.S. needs to pick up the pace” writes James S. Russell for Bloomberg. Oil shortages are a hot topic since Russia invaded the Ukraine, prompting the International Energy Agency to release a 10-point-plan for cutting oil use. But the plan only … [Read more...] about Net zero building. It’s a boom!￼
“Experiences of sexual harassment and violence intersect with other social inequalities, especially those of class, race, disability and sexual orientation. To track all of these indicators through an urban planning and design agenda can be bewildering, drawing attention away from deep-seated, long-standing ‘structures’ of inequality that become embedded in the built … [Read more...] about Female cities.
“Public transportation is nothing new, but with modern technology, cities can create better infrastructures like never before.” Remix City living has many advantages with cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife topping the list. But what are those amenities worth if you can’t get to them easily? Good infrastructure is equally as important and by that, of course, we … [Read more...] about Why transit matters.