47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Friday, April 21 • 2:05pm - 3:30pm
FR2.05.07 Activist Scholarship Special Session: Promoting Justice in the City: The Environment

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This panel examines environmental justice issues in an urban context. The panel begins with a paper describing sustainability in terms of place-based organizations at the community level. Then, the panel looks at climate change activism at the local level. In conclusion, the final papers focus on case studies of environmental justice activism in Birmingham, AL and in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Practice of Urbanism: Doing More with Less in the 21st Century
David Brain, New College of Florida

Climate Change Resiliency and Social Activism: Strategies at the Local Level
Cecelia Walsh-Russo, Hartwick College

Over the Mountain: Environmental Organizations, Citizens Panels and Government Agencies in Birmingham
William Holt, Birmingham-Southern College

Fluid Dynamics: Politics and Social Struggle in São Paulo’s Water Crisis
Isadora A. Cruxên, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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David Brain

Professor of Sociology & Environmental Studies, New College of Florida
In addition to teaching in an urban studies program in Florida, I am a research associate with the Center for the Future of Places, KTH, Stockholm, where I have taught the fundamentals of urbanism and urban design. Over the past 15 yearsI have developed a consulting practice related... Read More →

William Holt

Birmingham-Southern College


William Holt

Birmingham-Southern College

Friday April 21, 2017 2:05pm - 3:30pm
Greenway Ballroom-G (2nd Floor)