231654 Equitable Development: Giving Sustainability A Push

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Carlton Eley , Planning and Black Community Division, American Planning Assocation, Washington, DC
Eley will build his presentation around on-the-ground experience related to equitable development in places such as Indianapolis, IN, Chicago, IL, and Fruitvale, CA. His topics include the importance of public transportation and the accompanying development around transit, brownfield revitalization, and tying green roof policies (an example green technology) to development efforts. A central theme to be stressed is that today, social equity provides a necessary fourth dimension to our discussion where benefits to the economy, the community, and the environment are insufficient metrics of success. Eley's remarks focusing on equitable development will explain how communities are assuming the responsibility to fill the voids of housing, economic development, and services that were left unattended by government and the private sector. He will also share outcomes from the "Vision for Broadway" technical assistance effort in Gary, Indiana, which applied equitable development as a guiding principle of the project. In 2010, the effort received the American Planning Association Divisions Council Contribution to the Profession award.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Provide encouragement for inclusion of environmental justice during the planning/development process through the framework of equitable development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Senior Environmental Protection Specialist, US Environmental Protection Agency
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.