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  • Introduction

    Aug 12, 2015     admin   0 Comment     Educational Component

    How did a legal aid attorney’s simple request for a few maps turn into a documentary film and an educational curriculum about equity, public discourse, and what it means to belong in 21st Century American society? First, it is important to understand that the Kirwan Institute was created to be an interdisciplinary, applied research center within an academic setting. In other words, its work is to focus on a variety of topics related to racial inequality...

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  • The Mark of History On Cities

    Aug 12, 2015     admin   0 Comment     Educational Component

    Our nation’s metropolitan areas have not always been the way they are today. The changes that urban areas have experienced over the past century or more have not occurred randomly either. There are layers of decisions, infrastructure investments, laws, market forces, and cultural movements that have had a cumulative impact. Indeed, each new wave of technological breakthroughs and the subsequent policy shifts has dramatically shaped our regions over time....

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  • History of Transportation Equity

    Aug 12, 2015     admin   0 Comment     Educational Component

    In the 1950s and 60s it was about whether or not you have the opportunity to choose your seat on the bus. And, today, it’s really about whether or not the bus is going to come to your neighborhood and whether or not the bus will take you where you need to go. - Anita Hariston, Director, Policy Link Transportation Equity: An Introduction Like urban development, equity and social justice are inseparable and historically interwoven with transportation inf...

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  • Civil Rights Act

    Aug 12, 2015     admin   0 Comment     Educational Component

    “Cases like this one in Beavercreek are critical to lift up for at least three reasons. One, it allows other communities, that may be victimized by policies that have a disparate impact, to be aware of their legal options. Two, it might incentivize the federal government to step in in other areas where they have not in the past and to be aggressive and forthright as we’ve seen the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration be in this ...

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  • Government Structure

    Aug 12, 2015     admin   0 Comment     Educational Component

    A variety of factors shape local governments’ decision-making processes. Federal, state and local governments shape local policy. Government structure, financing and low voter turnout also affect policy outcomes. Home Rule and Title VI An examination of the U.S. Constitution doesn’t turn up the phrase “local government.” The 10th amendment, which articulates that those powers not expressly articulated in the Constitution are reserved for the stat...

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