Make a Difference w/ Charles Brown

In this episode, we dive deep into the inequities inherent in our transportation networks with Charles Brown of Rutgers University and we can collectively make a difference in our communities.

Show Notes:

Systemic racism permeates through so many facets of our daily lives that we often are blinded to its very presence as well as its historical relevance in how our cities have been shaped. The transportation network is fraught with challenges of inequities at its very foundation. Our guest in this episode, Charles Brown, serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He also serves as a 2020 Fellow within the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in Partnership with The OpEd Project. And he has dedicated his career to speaking up for the voiceless.

We cover a lot of ground in this discussion including the realities of our current times, the simple joys of riding a bike, and what we can all do to make a difference in our communities.

Additional Links:

Book: Color of Law

Walking While Black

Walking Towards Justice

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

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