What are you going to do?

At the Metro West CD Annual Meeting earlier this month, Minneapolis Neighbors for More Neighbors co-founder Janne Flisrand concluded her presentation by asking attendees, “What are you going to do?” She had just explained how residents, housing advocates, city planners and municipal leaders worked together, over a number of years, to pass the Minneapolis 2040 Plan which will end single family zoning in the City of Minneapolis. As you ponder what you will do in 2021, you might want to check out some of the tools that made the Minneapolis effort successful: City of Minneapolis Civic Engagement strategies and the University of Minnesota’s Mapping Prejudice.

And, if you haven’t seen it yet, here is a great, super-brief, animated video that reviews the federal, state and local housing policies that created our segregated communities: Segregated by Design. Directed by Mark Lopez. Written by Mark Lopez & Richard Rothstein.

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