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Sustainable Cities in a Global World: Environment, Health & Social Justice

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Sustainable Cities in a Global World: Environment, Health & Social Justice

Time: March 22, 2011 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: Yale University Kroon Hall, Rm 319
Street: 195 Prospect St.
City/Town: New Haven
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Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Pilar Montalvo
Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2011

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Professor Corburn is a member of the Global Metropolitan Studies initiative at UC Berkeley, where he co-directs the joint Master of City Planning (MCP) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. His research focuses on the links between environmental health and social justice in cities, notions of expertise in science-based policy making, and the role of local knowledge in addressing environmental and public health problems. Corburn’s research and practice work to build partnerships between urban residents, professional scientists and decisionmakers in order to collaboratively generate policy and planning solutions that improve the qualities of cities and the well-being of residents, particularly the poor and people of color.

Corburn is currently working with the City of Richmond, CA, the Contra Costa County Public Health Department, and a number of non-profit organizations to help implement a set of “healthy city planning” projects and develop a set of healthy city indicators, all aimed at reducing health inequities. He is also working in the South Bronx with a number of local organizations to stop the siting of a jail in the community and to generate development alternatives that promote human health, job creation and environmental quality.

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