Transformative equitable development reflects the vision of communities of color and low wealth communities, builds wealth, and creates healthy outcomes. As our region invests billions of dollars in public and private infrastructure projects, we have an opportunity to ensure developments are transformative by leveraging catalytic investments for these communities. People of color and others who are committed to eradicating racial and economic disparities are bringing their expertise to this work and creating pathways that generate health and long-term wellbeing.
The Alliance’s Transformative Equitable Development for Healthy Communities series gives space for community leaders and practitioners to share their experience and intentionally strategize on the ways in which we can anchor community-led, transformative equitable development in our region. The series highlights the existing assets in communities as well as the opportunities to build stronger together in our future. Through this work, we demonstrate how transformative equitable development can create better outcomes for low-wealth communities and communities of color.