Environmental Equity Fundamentals for Urban Planners: Current Events Urban Resilience

A Ticco Virtual Conference Event
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm EDT

The work of an urban planner touches all aspects of our cities, and can have a real impact on the lives of those who live within them. In this session we will hear from those working within the urban planning community to enhance processes that enhance environmental equity and justice. Whether you're considering a career path in planning, just getting started, or have worked in the field for years - this webinar offers insights and practical tools that you can use when approaching your work.

Moderator: Chrishelle Palay, the HOME Coalition
In her role as Director of the Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) Coalition, Chrishelle works to ensure all Houstonians recover from natural disasters in an equitable manner. Prior to leading HOME, Chrishelle was the Southeast Co-Director at Texas Housers where she worked to provide housing/neighborhood development policy analysis and review to local community organizing groups who were addressing major disinvestment and neglect in their communities. Chrishelle holds a B.Arch from Prairie View A&M University and proudly serves on the boards of directors for the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, and the Rhodes School For The Performing Arts.

Panelist: Ucha Abbah, Asakura Robinson
Ucha Abbah is an urban ecological planner who is passionate about how planning and design can be utilized to promote climate resilience, environmental justice, and health equity. At Asakura Robinson, Ucha works across the planning and urban ecology studios on diverse projects related to green infrastructure, climate resilience, community and small area planning, environmental justice, and landscape ecology. Outside of work she serves on the natural systems advisory group for the City of Austin's Climate Equity Plan and is a UN YDSN Local Pathways Fellow.

Panelist: Fern Nueno, City of Long Beach California
Fern Nueno, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, has worked for the City of Long Beach for five years, most recently as a project manager in the City's Economic Development Department. Previously she served as a planner focusing on long-range planning projects, the City's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, and the City's Bicycle Master Plan. Fern is a committee member with the APA Los Angeles Section and the US Green Building Council Long Beach Branch. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport.

This webinar was recorded on September 29, 2020 during Current Events - Urban Resilience, a virtual conference hosted by Ticco with support from Island Press. To learn more about this event visit go-ticco.co/ce-retreat. For additional information about Ticco and events like this one visit go-ticco.co.