Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The third webinar “Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development” is open for registration.

When: June 18, 2019 (1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT)

About: Several decades of practice in environmental justice and community revitalization has resulted in comprehensive area-wide planning approaches. Presenters will share lessons for achieving community involvement, revitalization and resilience from area-wide planning approaches used to address brownfields or other community challenges and discuss how states can support such comprehensive collaborative approaches. They will apply these lessons to addressing significant current challenges, such as displacement and gentrification.


Cate Mingoya, Director of Capacity Building, Groundworks USA

Drew Curtis, Senior Equitable Development Manager, Ironbound Community Corporation

Frank McLaughlin, Community Collaborative Initiative, Office of Brownfield Reuse, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Riche Outlaw, Coordinator, Environmental Justice Program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Registration is required. Registered participants will receive details on how to access the webinar when you register. Please share this information widely to your colleagues and networks.

The first two webinars in this series focused on:

Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities (April 16, 2019)

Enhancing Community Involvement in the Regulatory Process (May 15, 2019)

Additional webinar topics in the 2019 series include:

Application of Environmental Justice to State Environmental Impact Assessments; and

Environmental Justice Considerations for Rural Water Infrastructure.