The concept of landscape reparations is now part of public protests.
In this case landscape reparations is being mentioned as part of renaming Lamar St. which goes in front of the Dallas Police headquarters to Botham Jean Boulevard. Botham Jean was killed by a police officer who mistaking his apartment for hers barged in and shot him dead.
I think the concept in reality precedes me. I have theorized about it and I gave it a name. I think also it needs futher development. I am focused on how the landscape is named as a white landscape. I think there are other issues in landscape reparations.
This is my podcast. I am going to have to revise it because I haven't incorporated how red lining affects the names given to streets.
I am going to be publishing some papers as a cultural geographer and historian in which I discuss the naming of the landscape. I think others will have different insights. As historians we can contribute to re-imagining the landscape.