Equity-First: Resilience For Everyone

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October 29, 2020

Too often, conversations around creating resilient, sustainable places center the white and wealthy and ignore the people most at risk. In the United States, communities of color are more likely to be exposed to air pollution, live in close proximity to toxic waste, and experience the effects of climate change and extreme weather events. As the impacts of climate change begin to permeate nearly all land use decisions, it is necessary that urban planning practitioners develop and adopt strategies that address the needs and offer protection for people who are most vulnerable and marginalized. 

This webinar will explore the concept of equity-first resilience planning and environmental justice through the work and insights of three panelists:

  • Barbara Brown Wilson, associate professor of urban and environmental planning at the UVA School of Architecture and author of the book “Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design.”
  • Tatewin Means, Executive Director of Thunder Valley CDC and former Attorney General for the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
  • Anna Clark, Detroit-based journalist and author of "The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy."

This webinar is available for 1 CNU-A continuing education credit if viewed live or recorded.

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