Selected Social Equity and Anti-Racism Resources for Local Governments and Communities

Municipal Actions Most Likely to Improve Social Equity

  • Community Equity and Diversity Profile *New 2022*
  • Diversity on Boards and Commissions
  • Improving Public Engagement in Municipal Governing
  • Integrating Health in Municipal Decision-Making
  • Building Healthier Communities
  • Improving Public Engagement in Planning & Zoning
  • Environmental Justice in Planning & Zoning
  • Brownfields Inventory & Prioritization
  • Brownfields Reuse Planning
  • Extreme Temperature Event Plan
  • Heat Island Assessment
  • Vulnerable Populations Identification
  • Anti-Idling Education & Enforcement Program
  • Complete & Green Streets for All Policy
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Improvement Projects
  • Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Plan
  • Make Your Town EV Friendly
  • Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  • Healthy Homes Inspection & Training
  • Comprehensive Lead Strategy Action
  • Lead and Housing Hazards Data-Sharing
  • Lead Education & Outreach
  • Lead Blood Screening Campaign
  • Making Farmers Markets Accessible
  • Community Food Pantries
  • Expanded Supplemental Food Programs
  • Green Jobs/Economic Development

Sustainable Jersey Research Publications

Advancing Social Equity through the Sustainable Jersey Program: Analysis and Potential

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Jersey City Equity Profile

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Frameworks, Toolkits, Guidebooks


  • Banaji, M. and A. Greenwald. 2013.  Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.  Delacorte Press

  • Kahneman, D. 2011. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

  • Khan, J. 2017. Race on the Brain: What Implicit Bias gets Wrong About the Struggle for Racial Justice. Columbia University Press.

  • Kendi, I. 2019. How To Be An Antiracist. One World.

  • Rothstein, Richard. 2017. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. New York; London: Liveright Publishing.

Videos & Documentaries

  • How to Outsmart Your Unconscious Bias.  Valerie Alexander at TEDxPasadena

  • We All Have Implicit Biases. So What Can We Do About It?  Dushaw Hockett at TEDx MidAtlantic Salon

  • When They See Us. Ava DuVernay, director. Netflix

  • Coded Bias. Shalini Kantayya, director. Netflix