Resilience, Justice and Community-Based Green/Blue Infrastructure
Aug 15, 2023
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||United Crescent Hill Ministries (150 State St) or Zoom|
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In-person at United Crescent Hill Ministries (150 State St) or Join via Zoom (registration required)
For its August program, the Greater Louisville chapter of the Sierra Club welcomes Dr. Tony Arnold, who will discuss the work of UofL’s transdisciplinary Resilience Justice Project, which he directs. He will discuss what “resilience justice” is, including its use of both ecosystem science and principles of justice (environmental justice, climate justice, racial and social justice). He will identify key lessons learned from the RJ Project’s work. And he will describe the RJ Project’s planning and community engagement work in the Mill Creek watershed in Southwest Louisville, and on equitable green and blue infrastructure (Louisville, Tampa, Los Angeles, DC), urban water planning (California), and climate adaptation planning in low-income communities of color (8 US coastal urban areas; European cities; communities in Africa and Latin America; Kentucky).
Tony Arnold is the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use at UofL, where he teaches in both the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs. He has been actively involved in environmental justice issues throughout his career as a lawyer, planner, professor, and community leader. He is an internationally renowned scholar at the intersection of land, water, the environment, governance systems, and justice, and an award-winning teacher and mentor.
Sierra Club programs are always free and open to the public.