Monday, Feb 08, 2021
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Leadership for Society: Race and Power Webinar Series — Urban Design

Two urban design experts examine how city planning decisions have historically been made and why neighborhoods are still segregated today.
Open to
Stanford Community



America, like the rest of the world, continues to urbanize. The planning decisions we made in the past haunt us in the broad inequities we experience today. How can we make better decisions for the future?

Professor Brian Lowery talks with Mitchell Silver, Commissioner at the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law. They lift the veil on how city planning decisions have historically been made, discuss how some communities’ have been denied easy access to jobs, safe space for recreation, and how neighborhoods are still segregated to this day.

This event is part of a weekly series of conversations with prominent leaders that aims to deepen our collective awareness of the role of race in the United States and around the world. We will discuss how race interacts with structures of power and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives. 

Sign up for GSBGEN495 Leadership for Society: Race and Power for credit (may be repeated) or register to audit any or all of the live webinars.

Who should attend

  • You care about racial equity but don’t have the foundational knowledge to feel confident in speaking up on the topic.
  • You aspire to lead and empathize with a racially diverse workforce.
  • You are knowledgeable about the complexities of race but want to learn from the insights of prominent leaders on this topic.
Senior Fellow, Emeritus, Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund