The Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) is pleased to be working with the City of East Point on the development of an Equitable Growth & Inclusion Strategic Plan. The overall project scope is ambitious and innovative for a small city in the American South, and is only made possible with the bold vision and commitment of Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, City Councilmembers, and senior City staff. PSE has approached the work by designing a process that integrates City leadership insights, the collective wisdom of the full PSE team of planners, analysts, organizers and advocates, and the lived experience of East Point residents. The combination of knowledge and experience brought to this endeavor is grounded in PSE’s Principles of Shared Prosperity:
- Development must happen with people, not to people;
- Public and private investments should produce outcomes for “people, planet & profit;”
- Equitable growth is the superior growth model; and
- Building capacity can enable communities to lead and own change efforts.
Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South. It does this by focusing on four priority areas: Just Energy (energy equity & climate justice), Just Opportunity (economic inclusion), Just Growth (equitable development), and Just Health (health equity). It has a staff of 20+ with expertise in racial equity, land use planning, policy analysis, economic development, community organizing and engagement, environmental sustainability, green infrastructure, affordable housing, energy systems, community health, and more. The team also understands deeply that East Point residents are the best experts on East Point equity issues!