Partner Workshop: Forging Equity in Cities: Using Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) as a Blueprint for Policy and Practice

Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:30am to 2:30pm PST

Racial equity, wealth building, public health and climate resilience goals are only possible through cross sectional engagement that includes city, state, and regional governments, community-based organizations, and private sector partners. Please join us for this jointly sponsored seminar and workshop to learn about models of community engagement for equitable transportation and housing development and to demonstrate the power of community-engaged research to empower communities and affect positive change.

This is a two-part event, and attendance at the afternoon workshop requires participation in the morning seminar:

FRIDAY TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR (11:30am - 12:30pm) - Open to the public
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This is part of the Transportation Research and Education Center's (TREC) Friday Transportation Seminar series
Roberto Requejo, Program Director at Elevated Chicago, will discuss their community organizing and empowerment work to create equitable transit oriented development (eTOD) in Chicago. Their efforts to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into planning and infrastructure investments center on community-focused benefits such as access to affordable housing and increasing public health outcomes. Mr. Requejo will discuss how this effort focuses on people, place, and process to create more vibrant, prosperous, and resilient neighborhoods and how these lessons can inform community processes in other jurisdictions that include transportation development and beyond.

CERA WORKSHOP (1:00 - 2:30pm) - By invitation only
Registration coming soon
Attendance at this workshop requires attendance at the seminar immediately preceeding.
Following this, join Portland State University's CERA (Community Engaged Research Academy) to reflect on this presentation and offer insights and discussion about application of this model to Portland and elsewhere. This second hour will be used to engage local conversation that explores the ways in which the eTOD experiences from elsewhere can be mobilized in our individual communities and the role that research and higher education can play to support these activities. Workshop panelists will help frame the discussion with workshop participants:

  • Robert Requejo, Program Director, Elevated Chicago eTOD
  • Devin Culbertson, Senior Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners