MONTH 1: Urban Planning + Racial Segregation

This topic explores historical and contemporary patterns of racialized segregation in the urban environment to better understand how designers can disrupt these patterns to promote equitable urban design solutions. How can we design cities humanely and with equal weight to all lives, in a way that allows us to care for one another?

  • What can we learn from past failures in urban design that might inform equitable urban environments of the future?
  • How do governmental policies contribute to racial segregation of urban areas, and how can designers address this in fostering an integrated society? 
  • How can design professionals better engage the input of communities they are designing for and with?