Race/Ethnicity & Neighborhood Housing Choice


How does race factor into the choices and opportunities involved in homeownership? We explored the answer to this question and many more with researcher C. Aujean Lee from Los Angeles.

C. Aujean Lee profile photoC. Aujean Lee is a doctoral candidate at UCLA in the Department of Urban Planning. She received her Master’s of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her B.A. from UCLA in Psychology and Asian American Studies. Her research examines the racial wealth gap with a focus on homeownership and the role of ethnic- and neighborhood-based institutions.

Roll credits: 

Today’s show was produced by Steph Routh and Alexis Gabriel. Music is by Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet. You can find us on our Facebook page and on Twitter @whyisntanyone.

We are a project of Umbrella, a Portland-based nonprofit that encourages community-based street culture. We record from the delightful Airstream-now-studio, StreamPDX.

Episode 3: What Is Creative Placemaking?

The methods of placemaking aren’t new, but its popularity with non-profit funders is. What is the goal of placemaking? As neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement become home to placemaking projects, will they be around long enough to reap the benefits?

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?  hosts Alexis Gabriel and Heidi Guenin spoke with Luann Algoso, a Portland, Oregon-based writer, blogger, activist, and strategic communications specialist, and Jamaal Green, PhD student in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. You can find Luann (and her corgi, Atticus) on Twitter @Luann_Algoso and on her blog, Brown Girl: Decolonized; and Jamaal Green on Twitter @surlyurbanist and on his blog, Surly Urbanism.

Roll Credits:

Today’s show was produced by Alexis Gabriel and Heidi Guenin; edited by Eric Klein, and hosted by Alexis and Heidi. Music is by Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet. You can find us on our Facebook page and on Twitter@whyisntanyone.

If you liked this show, help us keep it going by donating via our website, whyisntanyone.com, where you can also leave us comments, questions, and ideas for future topics. Check out the people who have supported us on Crowdrise!

We are a project of Umbrella, a Portland-based nonprofit that encourages community-based street culture.

Episode 2: Planning’s Racism Problem

Does urban planning have a racism problem?

Joy Alise Davis hosts a conversation with Dr. Marisa Zapata and Dr. Lisa Bates about racism, equity, and the role—past, present, and possible—of urban planning.

Roll Credits:

Community is the <3 of resistanceToday’s show was produced by Joy Alise Davis; edited by Eric Klein, and hosted by Joy. Music is by Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet. You can find us on our Facebook page and on Twitter @whyisntanyone.

If you liked this show, help us keep it going by donating via our website, whyisntanyone.com, where you can also leave us comments, questions, and ideas for future topics. Here are the people who have supported us on Crowdrise: Abra, Alan Kessler, Amos, Anonymous, Audrey Addison, Breesa Culver, Caroline and Paul Z, Chris Smith, CJ Walker, Cory, Dan Gebhart, fool, Heidi Guenin, K. Bott, Kim Harrison, Matt Luce, Michael Andersen, Peter W, Pogo Crowe, Starlene Rankin, Steph Routh, Stephanie Noll, Steve Bozzone, Susan Peithman, The Sprocket Podcast, Thomas Ngo, and Vivian Satterfield.

We are a project of Umbrella, a Portland-based nonprofit that encourages community-based street culture.