Connecting Community Control of Infrastructure and Economic Development with Race and Privilege
6 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2020 Last revised: 24 Sep 2020
Date Written: September 17, 2019
This brief essay will address the connection between community control of local development and race and privilege within the context of community economic development. It will focus first on transportation infrastructure, and second on economic development programs. Transportation infrastructure and economic development often are discussed together. My hope in addressing each here is that current efforts to regain community control of transportation infrastructure planning and economic development have obvious connections to race and privilege. Before examining how race and privilege impact efforts to achieve community control of transportation infrastructure and economic development, I will discuss several methodological tools to aid in this investigation.
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Keywords: community economic development, infrastructure, community control, participation
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