Climate change disproportionately affects Black communities in Atlanta. Historically redlined communities are decades behind in investment so during extreme heat events, a handful of city blocks can mean the difference between an 80-degree afternoon and a 100-degree one. AND, Black families are nearly five times more likely than white families to own homes in these communities. But these communities meet these challenges with purpose, strategy, and optimism that buoys climate resilience and invigorates local economies.
Atlanta’s Historic District Development Corporation (HDDC) is a key organization engaged in this work. HDDC was founded in 1980 by Coretta Scott King, Christine King Farris, and John Cox to protect the residential assets surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth site on Auburn Avenue. They aim to revitalize the community with an eye toward addressing the inequitable impacts of climate change at the forefront. HDDC has developed and championed the character, history, and legacy of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood in the creation of the Sweet Auburn Green and Equitable (SAGE) District.
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Event Type: Virtual
Topic(s): Local Analysis, Racial Equity, Vacant Land Stewardship
When: August 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM ET
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