Demographics, Equity, and Inclusion
"Changing Faces of America: The Opportunities and Challenges of 21st Century Demographics"
Mitchell Silver, President, American Planning Association and Chief Planning and Economic Development Officer, Raleigh, NC
February 25, 2013
Harambee Auditorium, Scarritt-Bennett Center
Video of the entire event, including comments by moderator Alistair Newbern, part of an original play written and performed by the Tennessee Women's Theater Project (begins at 06:34), and Mitchell Silver's presentation (begins at 22:11).
Selections from that presentation, and from a conversation with Mitchell Silver:
"I applaud you because you are absolutely going in the right direction."
"What will the next generation of development and communities look like?"
"When you say 'no,' you're saying 'yes' to something else."
"I would certainly recommend that you pick strategic locations..."
"Fewer people are getting married, and they're having less children."
"Partnering for an Equitable and Inclusive Nashville"
This background report was prepared by 15 local community contributors, including representatives of the civil liberties, civil rights, disabled, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBT and Muslim communities, as well as the Metro Human Relations Commission and the Metro Department of Public Health. It describes some of Nashville's nationally recognized "socially integrative" achievements in promoting awareness, advocacy, and human services; identifies persistent and emerging trends in social exclusion in Nashville; and proposes a public-private partnership for augmenting and sustaining Nashville's capacity for addressing social exclusion and realizing itself as an inclusive community over the generations.
Facts about equity and inclusion in Nashville
Facts about demographic change in Nashville
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"Raleigh Planners Look to ROI For Future Growth"
An article from a local publication in Raleigh describing how return on investment is guiding planning activity there.