The Baltimore Environmental Equity Partnership is organizing an online talk and discussion I thought you might be interested in! You can sign up on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link or find all the details below. Let me know if you have any questions!
Maintaining Green Infrastructure Equitable in Baltimore’s Neighborhoods
Online Talk and Discussion about “Making Green Infrastructure Equitable” w/ Dr. Amanda K. Phillips de Lucas (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)
Wednesday, December 9
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
From community rain gardens to curbside plantings, you can find “green stormwater infrastructure” projects all over Baltimore City. Unfortunately, green infrastructure can be difficult to maintain—and the work of keeping them up often falls on neighborhood and community organizations. Is this really fair? What can we do about it?
Drawing from interviews with Baltimore City residents, Amanda will discuss the challenges faced by community groups when doing stewardship work. Her research highlights the shared structural experiences faced by community groups maintaining for green infrastructure and examine how the legal structure of maintenance agreements can lead to unfair or inequitable outcomes for these projects. Amanda has a few ideas about solutions to this challenge: creating a public knowledge and resource library all about green infrastructure could ease the administrative, organizational, and logistical burdens of community-centered environmental projects.
Amanda K. Phillips de Lucas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech in 2018.
About the Baltimore Environmental Equity Partnership
Formed in 2016, the Baltimore Environmental Equity Partnership comprises Baltimore-based nonprofit organizations working on community development, community organizing, environmental and health advocacy, and social justice.
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- Post on your organizational calendar as a partner event
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