Addressing Environmental Justice in Transportation Projects
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 4 p.m. EDT
Duluth, GA, United States
CM | 7.50
L | 1.50
This 2-day training course will focus on federal requirements to address environmental justice within transportation projects and plans. A high level of community engagement is important, along with demographic research and assessment of potential impacts. The training will cover this entire process, including: • overview of common terms and basic methodologies • review of regulations, recent changes, and case law relevant to environmental justice • datasets and approaches to identify minority / low-income populations and language/accessibility issues • methods to assess impacts and identify mitigation needs • team case study exercises with specific roles by experience level and group presentations While the topic is geared particularly for planners involved with EJ on transportation projects and environmental impact assessment, the approaches can help county/municipal and consulting staff improve their understanding of how to identify and engage underserved populations within their planning processes. The format is designed to be modern, upbeat, interactive, and practical. Take-away materials will include copies of the training materials and a flashdrive of current policy and procedures divided by USDOT agency. Discounts are available, as described at http://facebook.com/AdrianCollaborative For planners traveling and needing overnight accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. In addition, a 10% travel discount is offered for travel of more than 100 miles each way. Downtown Duluth is an excellent example of modern revitalization, with many walkable shops and restaurants near the training location. Meals and break snacks are included in registration, and they will feature several local restaurants and businesses.