Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Webinar: Equitable Investment Through Community Engagement


What tools can planners use to engage community members at every step of the planning process?

How can we embed equity in the process of planning, budgeting for, and investing in post-pandemic economic recovery?

Join us on Tuesday, May 25, at 1pm PT / 4 pm ET for Planning for Equitable Investment Through Community Engagement. In this 90-minute episode, our panel of experts will explore community engagement as the foundation of equity in planning, highlighting the importance of building community power at this moment in the pandemic.

ChangeLab Solutions managing director Erik Calloway will be joined by Angelica Carey, project manager at the City of Memphis, TN; Kristania De Leon, co-executive director of the Participatory Budgeting Project in Oakland, CA; and Rudy Espinoza, executive director of Inclusive Action for the City. Together, the panelists will discuss new tools and practices to increase community participation and control in planning decisions — a key strategy for disrupting patterns of unjust structural inequities caused by discriminatory planning processes.

This webinar isn’t just for planners; it’s for anyone looking to promote equity by influencing community planning and investment decisions.

This episode is the fourth in our six-part virtual discussion series, Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity, which examines how organizations and advocates are addressing inequity in their efforts to improve health outcomes. 

Register today!

Previous episodes in this series addressed community health, equitable enforcement in the employment sector, and systemic racism in education. Did you miss them? Watch them here.