Thursday, April 28, 2016

Built Environment Strategic Collaborative meets May 4

Built Environment Strategic Collaborative (BESC)
Wednesday, May 4
3 - 4:45 p.m.
CDPHE, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, DOC, Building A, 1st Floor.

Health Equity and Environmental Justice

Equity in Transit: In Theory and in Practice
Presenters: Shontel M. Lewis and Michael Washington
As a recipient of federal financial assistance, RTD must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 12898 - Environmental Justice. Together, Title VI and Environmental Justice affirmatively protect historically underserved communities. Members of RTD’s Transit Oriented Communities Division will provide an overview of RTD’s efforts to comply with Title VI and Environmental Justice and promote equity in transit. 

Zoning, Permitting, and Environmental Justice: State and Local Policies and Programs to Improve Health Equity and Environmental JusticePresenter: Alison Holm
This project explores the ways in which urban planning practices have historically contributed to environmental injustices and how many of these same tools (particularly zoning and permitting) are today being used to promote health equity and environmental justice (HE&EJ). The presentation will look specifically at how several U.S. states are addressing environmental justice issues through environmental permitting processes and explore opportunities for CDPHE to integrate HE&EJ goals into policies and processes.

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For more information contact:  Cate Townley, CDPHE Built Environment Specialist, or 303-692-2074

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