One of our District Council initiatives, Equitable Development, was adopted to address the systemic racial inequity perpetuated by the restrictive codes, covenants, and practices employed in the early J.C. Nichols communities. In 1944, J.C. Nichols helped organize ULI’s first council, the Kansas City District Council. Today ULI Kansas City acknowledges this unfortunate history and is committed to improving the environments in which all people live, work, and play.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are the pillars of sustainable, thriving communities. The calls for racial justice throughout the United States have strengthened our resolve and accelerated our efforts to promote DEI as a fundamental force for creating thriving communities for the future. Please join us as we strive to hear all voices, identify solutions, and work for positive change.
On this page, you’ll find a variety of resource recommendations curated from our members. This page is intended as a starting point – this is by no means as an exhaustive or finalized list. We invite you to suggest articles, books, organizations, and other resources. Contact us here.