Saturday, November 22
8:00 – 9:00 am
Colorado Convention Center
For over 30 years, the environmental justice movement has worked to raise awareness about why people who live, work, and play in America’s most polluted environments are commonly people of color and the poor. Known as the Father of Environmental Justice, Robert D. Bullard, PhD, will draw from his extensive research to discuss the extraordinary power of place and the role landscape architects play. As stewards of our built and natural environments, landscape architects are uniquely poised to shape equitable space for all people.
Dr. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. He is the author of 17 books addressing sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century and the Sierra Club honored him with the John Muir Award, among many other honors.