Environmental Justice and Land Use Discussion at #MACoCon

Join in a discussion on environmental justice, land use, and planning decisions at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference.

Environmental Justice and County Land Use: Finding the Win-Win Scenario

Description

Join members of the Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities Commission for an open and candid discussion on how local land use planning and environmental justice concerns do not have to be mutually exclusive. Explore how it is possible to generate a “win-win” scenario that addresses long range growth and development needs as well as the health and welfare needs of vulnerable and at-risk populations. Commission members are seeking county input for the development of practical and effective environmental justice policies that will make a positive difference for local governments and their citizens.

Speakers

  • Rebecca Rehr, Commissioner, Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, and Public Policy and Advocacy Manager, Maryland Environmental Health Network
  • Dick Fairbanks, Commissioner, Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, and Vice President, Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park

Participating Moderator: Philip Hager, President, Maryland Association of County Planning Officials

Date & Time: Thursday, August 17, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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