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Apr 6, 2022

Planning decisions and policies can have devastating consequences on the social environment and disproportionately impact communities of color. An example in recent history is the construction of I-94 through the thriving African American Rondo neighborhood in the City of St. Paul. This planning decision tore apart a community of color, leaving damages that have lasted generations. Now, almost 70 years later, the community is working with the City and other partners to repair this harm. In this episode we talk with Keith Baker, executive director of ReConnect Rondo, and Tony Johnson, senior planner at the City of St. Paul about these efforts.