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July 23 – Webinar – Application of Environmental Justice to State Environmental Impact Assessment

July 23, 2019 (2:00-3:30 PM ET)


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The fourth webinar on “Application of Environmental Justice to State Environmental Impact Assessment” is now open for registration.

Application of Environmental Justice to State Environmental Impact Assessment

  • When: July 23, 2019 (2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/application-of-environmental-justice-to-state-environmental-impact-assessment-tickets-63346825059
  • About: This webinar will provide a basic primer on environmental justice (EJ) methodologies which can be used by state practitioners during National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and other environmental impact assessments.  It will also build on this foundation with presentations regarding the State of Alaska’s efforts to address health issues in environmental impact assessment and the State of Kentucky’s efforts to address transportation-related community impacts.


  • Elizabeth Poole, Environmental Scientist, Multi-Media Programs Office, Region 5, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sarah Yoder, Deputy Environmental Public Health Program Manager, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • Stuart Goodpastor, Transportation Engineer formerly with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • David Whitworth, Engineering & Operations Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration-Kentucky Division, U.S. Department of Transportation

Registration is required. Registered participants will receive details on how to access the webinar when you register. Please share this information with your colleagues and networks.

The first three webinars in this series focused on:

  • Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities (April 16, 2019)

Recording available at: https://youtu.be/1gsI4oIEb0U

  • Enhancing Community Involvement in the Regulatory Process (May 15, 2019)

Recording available at: https://youtu.be/iz3sc9xSoPg

  • Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning to Promote Equitable Development (June 18, 2019)

Additional webinar topics in the 2019 series include:

  • Environmental Justice Considerations for Rural Water Infrastructure.

For more information, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

For questions about the series, please contact: Charles Lee at lee.charles@epa.gov

Feb 26 – The Mellon Humanities, Urbanism and Design (H+U+D) Initiative Annual Public Lecture: Sensing the City

Monday, Feb 26, 5:30pm
B26 Stiteler Hall
University of Pennsylvania

David Barnes, History and Sociology of Science, will explore the role of smell as urban health sentinel and as investigatory tool in diagnosing healthy and unhealthy urban neighborhoods, using examples from Philadelphia and Paris between 1790 and 1900. Using the Milton-Parc neighborhood of Montreal as her case study, Francesca Russello Ammon, City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation, will discuss the use of photographs to shape new ways of seeing in a battle between demolition and rehabilitation. Naomi Waltham-Smith, Music, will foreground the role played by listening in urban social movements and local alliance-building around economic, housing, and environmental justice through interventions of sound-art collective Ultra-red in Los Angeles and London over the last 20 years.

Domenic Vitiello, City and Regional Planning and Urban Studies, will moderate.