Urban Environmental Justice Conference
TUT-POL Senior Research Associate, Lily Song, participated in a panel at the Urban Environmental Justice Conference at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on February 24th, 2018.
Hosted by the Harvard Chan Environmental Justice Student Organization, Healthy Places GSD, and Harvard GSAS Action Coalition, with help from HKS Health Policy PIC, the conference aimed to promote collaborative work towards solving complicated environmental injustice issues by engaging different perspectives.
The event began with a keynote address given by Mustafa Ali, former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization at the EPA and current Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus.
As part of the morning session about public space and access in cities, Lily presented, "Equitable Mobility and Access: From Urban Sustainability to Environmental Justice." Her presentation partly drew from the case of Vienna, Austria, where the city undertook integrative transport and land use planning that resulted in equitable access among the city's residents of varying income groups to housing options well serviced by transit and other urban amenities.