Infrastructure and Equity

Season 4, Episode 1

Introducing Season 4 of the CitySCOPE!
In Season 4 of the CitySCOPE podcast we focus on infrastructure and equity at at time when the Federal government is poised to make historic investments in infrastructure both to shore up the existing built environment and to prepare for climate change.  We feature conversations with academics, urban planners, developers and community leaders weighing in on different mechanisms to drive more equitable development through infrastructure development.  The season is organized around questions such as: How have communities organized to ensure that the community benefits from new development, who speaks for the community in urban governance networks, how can neighborhoods be revitalized without inducing the harms of gentrification and how does childcare fit into the infrastructure conversation? Topics include: community benefits agreements, transportation-oriented development, neighborhood trusts, urban governance networks, developer-led community benefits, and the role of childcare in our national infrastructure.  

Episode 1 provides a sneak peek at the voices you’ll hear over the season. 

Adriana Abizadeh, Executive Director, the Kensington Corridor Trust (KCT)
Lisa Berglund, School of Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University
Sara Bronin, Professor of the Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and Associated Faculty Member of the Cornell Law School (on public service leave)
Karen Chapple, Director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto
Jeremy Levine, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Sociology, University of Michigan
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, and Interim Dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Joe Margulies, Professor of Law and Government at Cornell University
Virginia Parks, Professor, Public Policy School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
Greg Reaves, Founder and Co-Owner, Mosaic Development Partners
Elihu Rubin, Associate Professor Yale School of Architecture
Jessica Sager, Co-founder and CEO of All our Kin
Roxana Tynan, Executive Director, LAANE

Take a listen!


1. Link to Season 4 Guests Bios 
2. Note that Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is currently the Interim Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA 
3. Photo credit: Photo 184268858 | Joe Louis Fist © Wirestock |