Urban Northeast RISA to host seminar: Environmental Justice Research and Action—Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts

  • 31 March 2021

On April 7th at 4pm, the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), a CPO RISA team, will host the next Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities virtual seminar, titled “Environmental Justice Research and Action: Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts.” CCRUN will welcome Dr. Patricia Fabian and Dr. Madeleine Scammell of the Boston University School of Public Health, and Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director of GreenRoots—a Chelsea-based environmental justice organization, to discuss C-HEAT: a collaborative study of heat exposure in Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts.

CCRUN hosts a monthly series featuring researchers and practitioners from around the region and country, all of whom have new ideas on how to promote resilient, livable, and sustainable cities. The talks focus on urban solutions to global problems associated with increasing temperature and sea level rise, precipitation variability and greenhouse gas emissions. They hope to inspire dialogue on the implications of such changes to the complex infrastructure of intensely developed landscapes, and on the health, well-being, and vulnerability of the people who live in them. Environmental justice has been a hot topic addressed by several recent seminars.

All seminars are held at 4:00 PM on the first Wednesday of every month. The sessions are recorded and archived on the CCRUN website.

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