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Planning with an Equity Lens: Integrating Equity into Planning and Development in Denver
Student Researcher: Sarah Turnbach
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Equity is an emerging concept in urban planning and development and is a response to patterns of marginalization that persist in our cities. The City and County of Denver has made a commitment to making Denver more equitable. This project serves to aid that commitment by resolving any ambiguity around the concept of equity, through establishing a framework to understand the complexity and potential of equity. This framework, or equity planning lens, identifies four dimensions of action necessary to realize equity, and identifies best practices for each dimension.