Pandemics, Protests and Planning: Understanding the intersection between health, racial equity and urban planning



Join the Prince George’s County Planning Department’s Speaker Series for a panel discussion putting into context the historical and political roots of the effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests in the United States. Facilitated by regional and national experts, we will explore the role that urban planning has played in exacerbating health and racial inequities in African-American communities and discuss ways that urban planning can be used as tool to ameliorate these challenges.

 Date  Time Location  CM
 Wednesday, July 29           
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                      
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Speakers/ Panelists


Introduction by: Andree Green Checkley, ESQ., Prince George’s County Planning Department
Moderated by: Brittney Drakeford, Prince George’s County Planning Department 


Guest Panelists include:
  • Steve Brigham, Principal, Public Engagement Associates 
  • Marccus Hendricks, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Urban Planning, University of Maryland College Park
  • Molline Jackson, Special Assistant to the Planning Director, Montgomery County Planning Department
  • Kris Marsh, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Sociology, University of Maryland College Park
  • Miguel Vazquez, Healthy Communities Planner, Riverside University Health System-Public Health