Giving Compass' Take:
- Charles T. Brown discusses the notion of arrested mobility, and how black communities, which are over policed and poorly funded, face inequities in their free access to movement itself.
- What role does infrastructure play in arrested mobility?
- Read about the role race and gender has in over policing.
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The collective racialized forces of over-policing (i.e., policy, planning, law enforcement/policing, and polity) Black physical mobility in the US has led to adverse social, political, economic, and health outcomes that are intergenerational and widespread. This presentation surgically examines the ways in which our approaches to research, planning, policy, and design can and must be reimagined to achieve greater mobility, health, and safety for Black Americans.
“Arrested Mobility is the assertion that Black people and other minorities have been historically and presently denied by legal and illegal authority, the inalienable right to move, to be moved, to simply exist in public space. Unfortunately, this has resulted — and continues to result — in adverse social, political, economic, environmental and health effects that are widespread and intergenerational. But they are preventable, which is why we are here talking about it today. – Charles T. Brown”
Charles T. Brown is a “street-level researcher,” “pracademic,” and the founder and principal of Equitable Cities, a minority- and veteran-owned urban planning, public policy, and research firm focused at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He is also an adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
Read the full article about arrested mobility by Charles T. Brown at Shareable.