Voices of Impact

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The Mineta Transportation Institute partnered with the California Planning Roundtable on this oral history project focused on identifying how past planning practices have impacted communities of color, described by those people who have experienced the impacts. The project looks to give voice to people who ordinarily may be reluctant to share their stories, to raise public awareness, and to suggest how planning professionals and policy makers can change their practices in response. This film shares voices of individuals impacted by housing and land use policies enacted by federal, state and local governments and their successful community efforts for positive impact.

This film features the unique stories of six individuals. They eloquently identify the injustices and share solutions to improve their quality of life and other communities who have also suffered unjustly because of intentional harm or neglect as well as efforts to make things right through emerging practices of equitable planning.




Read more about the project and the interviewees

Read ED Blog about the Project



April 2022



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