Home About Latest Browse RSS Advanced Search

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Community Development Investment Review
The SPARCC Initiative: Fostering Racial Equity, Health, and Climate Resilience in the Built Environment
Chris Kabel
Amy Kenyon
Sharon Z. Roerty
Abstract

This article explains why we, as funders, came to the table to develop and support the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC), why we remain there, and what we expect our collective power to achieve. Together, we aim to reverse a series of policy and programmatic decisions that have resulted in decades of disinvestment in low-income communities across the nation, fueling enormous disparities in health and economic opportunities across zip codes that are often just a few miles apart. We expect that by building partnerships, emphasizing local engagement, and fostering leadership that brings disadvantaged populations into development decisions, SPARCC will help give all residents the opportunity to thrive.


Download Full text
Download Full text - Volume 12, Issue 1, 2017
Cite this item
Chris Kabel & Amy Kenyon & Sharon Z. Roerty, "The SPARCC Initiative: Fostering Racial Equity, Health, and Climate Resilience in the Built Environment" , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Community Development Investment Review, issue 1, pages 043-051, 2017.
More from this series
JEL Classification:
Subject headings:
For corrections, contact Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Research Library ()
Fed-in-Print is the central catalog of publications within the Federal Reserve System. It is managed and hosted by the Economic Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Privacy Legal