The Black Environmental Collective believes,
Cities should be built for people with people. Cities will prosper when lived experiences of urban life are central to urban planning, design, and decision-making processes.
The voices, and experiences of long-term and low-wealth residents should be involved from the beginning and throughout any urban or community development project.
Everyone should live in a healthy home and neighborhood.
Residents who have stuck it out through tough times should be able to stay when their neighborhood changes for the better.
Lived experience and book smarts are both forms of knowledge. Each is an important part of understanding.
Young people matter. They should be respected, not feared or dismissed. Their voices should be heard, supported, and empowered to make the changes that they seek.
Publicly-held land should benefit the public first.
HOW WE WORK
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We interpret systems and processes to eliminate inequity in our communities.
We assess interconnected challenges and propose human-centered solutions.
We elevate historically excluded voices.