Undesign the Redline - Lunch and Learn: Changing Patterns?


April 23, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

Registration for this event is closed. Please email Fehintola Abioye, Regan St. Pierre, or Kate Deans to check for available slots or if you have questions. 

Enterprise Community Partners is pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting the Lunch and Learn: “Changing Patterns?: Mortgage Lending in Boston” with Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) and the Mel King Institute on April 23, 2019, 12:30  – 2 PM at the Boston Architectural College.


Join us as we discuss the historical institution of the 1930’s Home Owners’ Loan Corporation Residential Security Maps and its impact on underserved, minority communities in Boston and across the nation. The history will ground us for conversations regarding contemporary conditions, as we learn about MCBC's mortgage lending report – which presents information on patterns of mortgage lending in the City of Boston, in Greater Boston, and in Massachusetts from 2017 –  and hear about challenges and opportunities that community development corporations have encountered from then to now. MCBC's mortgage lending report – Changing Patterns XXV – was prepared for MCBC by Jim Campen, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UMass Boston, and can be found here.


Lunch will be provided for this event –– If you have any dietary restrictions, please reach out to Jody Liu at


12:00 – 12:30: Arrive early for an optional tour of the Undesign the Redline Exhibit

12:30 – 2:00: Undesign the Redline Lunch and Learn: Changing Patterns?

Welcome to Undesign the Redline

  • April de Simone, designing the WE
  • Katie Swenson, Enterprise Community Partners

Overview of Changing Patterns XXV Mortgage Lending Report

  • Regan St. Pierre, Massachusetts Community & Banking Council

Panel and Audience Discussion

  • Beyazmin Jimenez, Madison Park Development Corp
  • Gonzalo Puigbo, People’s United Bank
  • April de Simone, designing the WE
  • Katie Swenson, Enterprise Community Partners

2:00 – 2:30: Additional optional tours of the Undesign the Redline Exhibit


The Lunch and Learn is part of the “Undesign the Redline: The Transformation of Place, Race, and Class” interactive exhibit at the Boston Architectural College, which dives into how systemic challenges today — like inequalities in housing, education, income, criminal justice and health — are rooted in a deep and entangled history of discriminatory policies, practices and processes. Enterprise Community Partners has partnered designing the WE, the social impact design firm that developed Undesign the Redline, to bring the exhibit throughout the U.S. to examine how redlining practices have impacted each respective city. The exhibit is on view in the McCormick Gallery, BAC through April 29.

This event is by Invitation Only. Please email if you have any questions. 

Thank you to the Barr Foundation for their generous support for the Undesign the Redline exhibit.

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Innovation Forum

Learning area: 

Racial Equity