Are you a West Sider interested in equitable development, land use, and urban planning? Do you have experience advocating for racial justice? Are you interested in learning about how we can acknowledge and repair the harm caused by displacement in our neighborhood’s history?
If so, we invite you to contact us to learn more about joining our Equitable Development Scorecard team! Contact Kai Andersen, WSCO’s Equitable Development Director, at [email protected].
Members of our Equitable Development Scorecard team explore new and creative ways to understand land use and equitable development. The team is a space for West Siders, especially those from marginalized communities, to make important decisions about the future of our neighborhood.
What is the Equitable Development Scorecard?
The Equitable Development Scorecard is a tool developed by West Siders, for West Siders, to decide whether we, the community, support development projects and other investments proposed for our neighborhood.
About our process
Our Equitable Development Scorecard Team has grown and changed over the years. In 2022, we formed a work group to envision how we’d like to move forward with a new team. We’re proud to announce that we will begin the recruitment phase for the new Equitable Development Scorecard team in January, 2023!
We are looking for residents who align, care about, and committed to long term relationship building, and who share the following values:
- Interest in assessing new and existing development projects from a passionate racial justice lens. Folks who are passionate about racial and economic justice, reallocation for resources to marginalized communities including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Queer folks, people living with disabilities, women, and immigrants are a priority.
- Commitment to equitable development as a form of redress from the financial, economic, and health related harm done as a result of the West Side Flats mass displacement of the 1960’s and in solidarity with stories like the Rondo neighborhood (Interstate 94 mass displacement stories) and many more in the Twin Cities and around the world.
- Residents interested in new and creative ways of knowing community development as we make room for opportunities that are rooted in cultural belonging, the reallocation of resources, and safe dignified land uses for marginalized people
- Scorecard Team Search Launching: starts mid January 2023
- On boarding and preparing new team members: March 2023
- Team will be active: April 2023