Rethinking the Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in American Cities
Planning and development specialist Brian Hurd, an adjunct faculty member of the Washington University in St. Louis sustainability program, will present a public keynote lecture as part of a design charrette organized to conceptualize regenerative and inclusive solutions for housing for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Hurd will present “Rethinking the Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in American Cities: Collective Impact Approaches to Address Social Determinants to Health and Improve Outcomes for Housing, People and Neighborhoods” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom.
Hurd is the technical assistance program manager for Rise Community Development in St. Louis and teaches a course on “Planning Sustainable and Racially Equitable Urban Communities” at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining RISE in 2003, he was a senior city planner for the city of Norfolk, Virginia, where he specialized in planning functions including housing, community development, transportation and economic development.
Hurd holds a BA in communications from Saint Augustine’s University and a Master of Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University. He is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional and a Certified HOME Program Regulations Specialist.