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Workshop Description:

This two-day direct delivery workshop incorporates case study based discussions and activities so participants can consider new approaches to apply Environmental Justice (EJ) best  practices in their communities. Discussions will focus on examples of best practices from the field.The course will examine data development strategies and effective implementation of equity considerations during transportation planning, and implementation of EJ principles in environmental review documentation.Concepts covered in the advanced course include, but not limited to:

  • Identifying the merits of proposed projects based on the equity goals and performance metrics for EJ,
  • Assessing impacts in majority-minority communities and utilizing reference communities in project development analysis, and
  • Appropriately addressing the “totality of circumstances” when assessing whether projects will have a disproportionately high and adverse effect on EJ communities.
Pre-Workshop Requirements This workshop requires up to twenty (20) hours of advance preparation. Case briefs and a study guide will be provided to you approximately two weeks before the workshop.
Participants are required to:
1. Read up to ten (10) case briefs, and
2. Use case brief study guides to prepare for workshop discussions.
Successful workshop outcomes depend on your commitment. Please consider this before registering. 

Target Audience:

This workshop is geared for practitioners who have five (5) or more years of experience in transportation planning, and have worked on NEPA documents. Staff from MPOs, state DOTs, and transit agencies who are responsible for implementing Environmental Justice principles in transportation planning and project delivery will benefit from this highly interactive and informative workshop.

Length: 2 Days

CEUs: 1.3

Contact:

Andrea Dixon
andrelam@nti.rutgers.edu