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Racial Justice in Planning

The influence of race from the perspective of urban planning, focusing specifically on the Black community.

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Racial Justice in Planning

This LibGuide is a first-stop guide for individuals who are interested in researching the influence of race from the perspective of urban planning, focusing specifically on the Black community.

The LibGuide is organized into three sections:

"Historical Racism" reviews past policy and actions used in a racist context against the Black community 

"The Black Experience from Planning Policy" examines the effect that past and current policy has on the Black community in the present

"Anti-Racism in Planning" explores solutions to undo errors of the past and the present as mentioned in the previous two sections. 

 

For specific subject inquiries, Maryland Librarians stand ready to aid students:

 

  • Cindy Frank - Architecture, Planning, Preservation, Real Estate Development, Landscape Architecture & Visual Resource Librarian: cfrank@umd.edu 

  • Milan Budhathoki - GIS Librarian: mb17@umd.edu

  • Celina Nichols McDonald - Government Documents & Criminology Librarian: cnichol5@umd.edu 

  • Nedelina Tchangalova - Public Health Librarian: nedelina@umd.edu