We, the LOCUS National Steering Committee and Staff, issue the following statement:
LOCUS is intensely focused on creating walkable urban places for all.
Unfortunately, this country’s long-standing disparities and systemic racism have been on full display with the COVID-19 health crisis, the death of George Floyd, and many others, and now the widespread anger and frustrations are spilling on our city and rural streets.
Our community of responsible developers and policymakers are undeterred and will continue to advocate for sound policies that affect our built environment and society to ensure every American can live in communities of opportunity that are healthy, thriving, and inclusive.
We urge the real estate industry not to sit on the sidelines but join the moral cause of rooting out disparities in the built environment and society.