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Jena Hughes loves to kick box, and also an Associate Planner with the City of Beaverton. Her main focus the past couple years has been affordable house and housing justice.
Central to understanding the experience of climate front line communities in urban areas is understanding what redlining is. The term is far more than just a color to paint sections of maps, it has direct consequences in the health and opportunities of those living at the climate front line.
Jena calls for a rethinking of who planners are, and what is it they do. She encourages people from racial justice background, as well as artists, to consider stepping into a field that needs a fresh set of eyes.
Her paper Historical Context of Racists Planning: How land use planning segregated Portland, was recently featured by the American Planning Association.
When she is not taking action towards housing justice, you can find Jena kick boxing, traveling or singing her favorite karaoke song.