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10/7 - APA Webinar: Intersections: Environmental Science

Join the APA Student Representative Council (SRC) for the third iteration of the series at the intersection of environmental science and planning. The focus is on environmental justice. Topics to include past planning efforts that created environmental injustices, ways to begin to address those injustices, and opportunities for collaboration across all levels of government, the private sector, and communities.

Time for Q&A where students and emerging professionals can ask questions of the speaker and connect on more area-specific topics.

DATE: Friday, October 7, 2022

TIME: 1–2:00pm CT



Carlton Eley is Senior Director for Federal Strategies for Race Forward. He joined Race Forward following a long career of encouraging planning and policy solutions that are responsive to the needs of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. Carlton was the first urban planner hired by the Office of Environmental Justice at U.S. EPA, and he managed a portfolio on equitable development. From 2015 to 2019, Carlton completed multiple projects that served to re-energize the American Planning Association's focus on advancing equity, including chairing the Social Equity Task Force. Carlton was named the 2021 Sojourner Truth Fellow for Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Carlton has a MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa as well as a BA in Sociology/Social Work Curriculum from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU).

Lindy Wordlaw, AICP is a certified planner with over two decades of planning experience. In her current position, she conducts climate and energy planning work with public sector agencies and the communities they represent by connecting the dots between climate change and vibrant neighborhoods, safe and affordable housing, air quality and personal health, transportation choices, and jobs/workforce development. Though these projects typically span across entire communities, Lindy is especially committed to making sure those who feel the impacts of climate change "first and worst" have a seat at the table and are equipped with the tools and information needed in order to participate and benefit from these plans. By doing so, we can assure a just and equitable transition to a clean energy economy.

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