The Coalition for a Livable Future recently launched a toolkit to support communities across the United States in creating their own equity atlases to support research, coalition-building, and policy change.
Equity atlases are tools that use high-quality maps and data to show where different demographic groups live; how well they are able to access key resources such as transit, quality education, affordable housing, jobs, food, and parks; and how these patterns affect their health and well-being.
During the month of May, the Coalition for a Livable Future hosted two free webinars that walked the audience through the basics of an equity atlas and the stages of creating one.
Below are the slides and recorded presentation from both webinars. If you are interested in learning more about equity atlases or about creating an equity atlas, we highly recommend that you make use of the following resources:
WEBINAR: Equity Atlas Basics - CONCLUDED
May 12, 2015 11:00-12:00pm PDT
Thank you for joining us in learning more about what equity atlases are and how they can empower communities advance equity.
WEBINAR: Building an Equity Atlas - CONCLUDED
May 27, 2015 11:00-12:00pm PDT
Thank you for joining us in learning about the equity atlas development process and how you can develop an equity atlas for your community.
National Equity Atlas Affinity Group
The soon to be created equity atlas affinity group is a national network of 8 to 10 organizations that are using equity atlases to illuminate disparities and advance equity. Beginning in June, participating organizations will be able to use this group as a platform to share experiences, gain insights, pose questions, establish new relationships for cross-collaboration, and obtain technical advice.