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Webcast: Environmental Justice: A New Model for Planning in Underserved Communities
November 12, 2014 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm
When EPA created the Office of Environmental Justice, it required developing new tools for the purpose of engaging and working with the public, including segments of the public that are underserved. Community planners and other allied professionals may be less familiar with the tools the Office of Environmental Justice has developed overtime to strengthen public involvement; encourage community action for a renewed environment; or advance collaborative environmental problem solving. For this webinar, expert speakers will explain how environmental justice is a forward-thinking, sustainable approach, and they will share why a discussion about environmental justice is important given the renewed focus on social equity and planning among professionals. Speakers will explain how different communities have aligned environmental justice and municipal planning as complementary quality of life goals. Also, the webinar will elevate tools that can be used by planners to address the needs of diverse communities.