2017 Speaker Series - SB 1000: Bringing Environmental Justice into the General Plan

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Friday, June 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT

West Sacramento, CA, United States

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SB 1000 requires general plans in California to address environmental justice (EJ), either as a stand-alone element or integrated into other applicable elements.  This session will cover EJ basics, SB 1000’s specific requirements, implementation guidance from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), and practical examples and lessons learned in planning for the needs of disadvantaged communities. The goals of this session include: help planners understand what EJ means and how it can be applied through planning; clarify the specific requirements of SB 1000, including when and to whom the requirements apply, how to define “disadvantaged communities”, and how EJ considerations must be addressed at the general plan level through policy and implementation; hear from OPR staff on the latest General Plan Guidelines update effort, including guidance on implementing SB 1000 requirements; and review key principles, best practices, and lessons learned from “early adopter” communities in addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities through planning.


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Erik de Kok

Invited Speaker

Erik de Kok, AICP, leads Ascent’s Sustainability and Climate Action Planning practice. He specializes in the preparation and implementation of climate action plans, community health risk reduction plans, general plans, specific plans, and other planning tools that address health and sustainability. He holds a master’s degree in city ... Read More

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