Assistant Director for Environmental Justice
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
DATE: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
PLACE: 126 Barrows
Environmental Justice in California: Challenges and Opportunities
California’s environmental justice movement has shifted the way policymakers and regulators approach environmental issues in historically marginalized communities throughout the state. Through creating spaces and resources for environmental justice analyses within government, California is spurring policy changes that seek to address both the process and distribution of environmental burdens and benefits. This presentation will explore some of the current challenges and opportunities for environmental justice in assessing cumulative impacts, expanding community air monitoring, and large-scale efforts to address legacy contamination of soil and other media surrounding communities.
Alison Post is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies at U.C. Berkeley and Co-Director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Program. Her research focuses on the politics of building and managing urban infrastructure, urban politics, and comparative political economy more broadly.