"Growing Smarter to Achieve Just and Sustainable Communities""Growing Smarter to Achieve Just and Sustainable Communities"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/105632KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2010-03-25T16:30:002010-03-25T18:00:00
March 25, 4:30PM–6:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
President's Social Justice Speaker
The President's Social Justice Program presents a talk by Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, entitled "Growing Smarter to Achieve Just and Sustainable Communities."
A reception/book signing will follow at 6 p.m. in the KINSC Rotunda.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard is the author of 15 books that address issues of sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.
He is the Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He is also one of the planners of the First and Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, and previously served on President Clinton’s Transition Team in the Natural Resources and Environment Cluster, as well as the U.S. EPA National Environment Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) where he chaired the Health and Research Subcommittee. Dr. Bullard has also testified and served as an expert witness in dozens of civil rights cases over the past decade.
Many of his books have become standard texts in the environmental justice field, including “Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality” His most recent books include: “Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina,” “Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World,” “Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity,” “The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution,” “Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity,” and “The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and the Politics of Place”.
He is completing work on a new book titled “Deadly Waiting Game Beyond Hurricane Katrina: Government Response, Unnatural Disasters, and African Americans,” forthcoming in 2010.
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