Protect Hire NOLA

Protect Hire NOLA

16 May 2016 |

This past October, the City of New Orleans passed a local hiring ordinance, Hire NOLA, that would help connect local workers to career-track jobs, by requiring contractors on city projects to make a “good faith effort” to ensure that 30 percent of work-hours go to Orleans Parish | Read more >

Reclaiming America’s History of Public Investment

Reclaiming America’s History of Public Investment

24 Mar 2016 |

Government spending — a perennial topic for political debate in the United States — has become an even more polarizing issue in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential campaign as both parties grapple with how to boost the economy and address widening income inequality. While | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Transportation Equity as a 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

Summit Snapshot: Transportation Equity as a 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

17 Nov 2015 | Jennifer West, GreenTRIP Policy Analyst, TransForm – Oakland, California

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

By Jennifer West, | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Advancing Equity through Infrastructure

Summit Snapshot: Advancing Equity through Infrastructure

13 Nov 2015 | Keisha Trent, Transportation Program Specialist, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, D.C.

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

By Keisha Trent, | Read more >

Incorporating Arts and Culture into Community Development Work

Incorporating Arts and Culture into Community Development Work

31 Aug 2015 | PolicyLink

Arts and culture are essential for building community, supporting development, nurturing health and well-being, and contributing to economic opportunity. As such, they are critical to achieving communities of opportunity driven by equity:  just and fair inclusion where all can | Read more >