Engaging Black People and Power

Created by placemaker, author, and CUI’s Senior Fellow of Equity-Based Placemaking, Jay Pitter, in collaboration with students and scholars in York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, this publication highlights engagement practice and policy approaches for addressing spatialized anti-Blackness in cities across North America. The publication and related graduate course were spurred by the public execution of George Floyd, and draws on the seminal scholarship and ancestral example of W.E.B. Du Bois. It features ten case studies, policy expert roundtable discussion highlights, practical templates and recommendations.

This powerful resource provides urbanists, community organizations, scholars, students and policy experts with insights that transform recent and long-standing conversations toward action.



Research Report


March 22, 2021