Wednesday 16th May 2018
6 – 7:30pm
Put on by UW College of Built Environments
The College of Built Environments Dean's Lecture Series proudly hosts Carlton Eley from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Justice.
Social responsibility versus economic imperative is a false choice. As jurisdictions across the United States takes steps to advance sustainable community initiatives, they have an opportunity to demonstrate that the objectives of economic development, environmental protection, and meeting the needs of underserved populations are not mutually exclusive.
This discussion will elevate the impressive narrative of champions who are building great communities through the framework of equitable development. In the U.S., equitable development is an approach to meet the needs of underserved communities through policies, programs, and practices that reduce disparities while fostering places that are healthy and vibrant. Equitable development does not shift attention from making communities better. Instead, it results in better community outcomes.
This lecture is for attendees who wish to learn more about equitable development as a place-based approach. Mr. Eley will discuss how the pathway to a sustainable future is dependent on place-based strategies that move beyond ‘changing brown to green’ and increasingly require proficiency with addressing quality of life goals while supporting community parity. The audience will learn how stewards of the built environment are encouraging fairness in planning and development practice to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy environment in which to live, work, and play.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is suggested but optional.