Planning for Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design

PAS Memo — March-April 2017

By Carlton Eley


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The March/April 2017 issue of PAS Memo highlights the importance of equitable development in creating strong and sustainable communities for all and provides principles and guidance to help planners implement social equity in their communities.


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March 1, 2017
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About the Author

Carlton Eley
Carlton Eley is a national expert on equitable development. He is the Chair of the American Planning Association's Social Equity Task Force. Carlton is a former civil servant whose career with the federal government spanned twenty years. He was the first urban planner hired by the Office of Environmental Justice at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he managed a portfolio on equitable development. In 2017, Carlton was invited to be a guest blogger for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Social Justice Series. Carlton has a B.A. in Sociology/Social Work Curriculum from Elizabeth City State University and a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa.