47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Friday, April 21 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
FR3.30.15 Race, Equity, and Transportation: A Critical Examination of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

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Urban areas are profoundly shaped by the decisions made by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Despite federal law directing MPOs to consider equity and ensure that their decisions do not disproportionately disadvantage minorities or low-income populations, billions of dollars are allocated annually by governing boards that are disproportionately white and biased in favor of suburban interests. However, relatively little is known about how the governance structures, processes or outputs of MPOs impact regional outcomes. Utilizing a case study approach, this paper offers an in-depth look at the structures and processes contributing to patterns of inequity and the tools that hold the promise for disrupting them.

Erica Briggs, Michigan State University


Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mirage (2nd Floor--foyer area)