Natural Resources Defense Council

Sasha Forbes is the Director of Community Collaboration and Policy in the Healthy People and Thriving Communities (HPTC) program and the Policy Lead in the Strong Prosperous and Resilient Communities (SPARCC) initiative. Sasha works with community partners to accelerate community-led development that centers racial equity, builds a culture of health, and prepares for a changing climate with a focus on affordable housing, parks and open space, a restorative economy and transit. Sasha holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Florida. She is based in Lauderhill, Florida.

Speaking at the Following:

Mar 16

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Transcending the Redline: Case Studies in Planning for Prosperity

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Cities are leveraging the understanding of the role that development policy and practice has played in the segregation of and disinvestment in black communities to advance equitable residential development strategies that will meet future housing needs while seeking to remedy the harms of past discriminatory practices. Panelists will discuss examples of residential equity strategies that […]