Sustaining Equity: Going Green without Gentrification
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About The Event
Parks, green infrastructure and sustainable development bring a range of social, cultural, health and environmental benefits. But too often the public, private and non-profit sectors do not appropriately address the ‘unintended consequences’ of these improvements. However, the environmental justice movement, led by communities of color and indigenous leaders can help us understand how to balance the physical infrastructure investment with community investments.
How do we ensure that communities most impacted by environmental harms historically reap the benefits of new and ongoing investments? Where do we have leverage to engage community and embed their priorities in conversations about green development — and where are leaders in different sectors seeing success?
Speakers and facilitators will include:
Sam Grant, Public Policy Project/Environmental Justice Coordinating Council
Seema Kairam, Trust for Public Land
Shruthi Kamisetty, Parks & Power
Mira Klein, CREATE Initiative
Stephen Klimek, Towerside Innovation District