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Traffic Advisory Speaker Series: Transit equity

In March, John Powell, professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and Executive Director of The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Societyemphasized the critical need to design our transportation system to be a more effective as a tool for promoting equity. Right now this system is working in the opposite direction. Building on data that Stephanie Pollack (Dukakis Institute) reported at the first Traffic Advisory lecture, which indicated lower income households are increasingly dependent on—and at the same time isolated from—convenient transit, Professor Powell pointed out that these households are losing their access to jobs, healthcare, and education. 

Traffic Advisory Speaker Series: Transit Equity from BSA on Vimeo.

This lecture is part of Traffic Advisory, a component of Overhaul: the 2013-2014 Transportation Series, organized by the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Foundation for ArchitectureBoston’s Green Ribbon Commission, and the Barr Foundation.

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