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Three Ways to Build a Safer Community

By Phil Bors on May 20th, 2015

The threat of violence and inequitable policing in low-income communities is nothing new, as Fay Gibson pointed out so well in last week’s blog. Most people living in middle- and-upper-income communities can live without worrying about the real threat of physical violence every day; this is not the case in too many low-income neighborhoods. Black […]

Inequitable Policing is a Barrier to Healthy Communities

By Fay Gibson on May 13th, 2015

On April 12, Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American man and a native of Baltimore, was arrested for making eye contact with an officer and then running. While in police custody, he suffered a severe spinal cord injury and died a week later. President Obama recently offered his thoughts to the nation in response to […]

For Safe and Sustainable Community Design, Start with the Community

By Charla Hodges on May 6th, 2015

As more governments, organizations and decision makers recognize how the built environment impacts health and quality of life, curiosity about how to incorporate sustainable community design has grown. Daniel Rodriguez has been a part of these conversations, both as a transportation planner and a community member. He currently serves as Director at the Center for […]