We cannot address equitable access in transportation electrification without discussing community displacement caused by transportation growth. Historically, transportation has been a driving force for displacement and gentrification amongst communities.
Highway construction projects and transit line developments unfairly disrupt and displace the lives of low-income communities and communities of color. The Urban Displacement Project utilizes maps of cities to highlight gentrification and displacements and their relation to transportation development. This project was developed by UCLA, UC Berkeley and Portland State University to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement in American cities, with a focus on creating tools to help communities identify the pressures surrounding them and take more effective action.
This webinar will focus on building equitable community leadership to address anti-displacement strategies as the clean transportation industry accelerates. Our panelists will highlight strategies to minimize negative community impacts of gentrification and displacement. How can we focus on charging infrastructure development and policies to avoid unintended displacement or gentrification?
By understanding the injustices that past and present transportation projects have caused in communities, we can use those lessons to develop better practices, policies and relationships to build a better, clean transportation system for all.