Symposium on Climate Justice & Cities – Panel 2


Panel 2: Access to environmental infrastructures

How can we better understand, and plan to overcome, urban challenges pertaining to unequal access to environmental infrastructures? 

– Moderator: Robert Soden, Department of Computer Science and School of the Environment, U of T
– International discussant: Maya E Carrasquillo, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
– Amy Bilton, Centre for Global Engineering, U of T
– Scott MacIvor, Department of Biological Sciences, UTSC
– Nidhi Subramanyam, Department of Geography and Planning, U of T


This full-day event will bring together academics and policymakers to discuss cutting edge research and policy implications for urban communities disproportionately affected by climate change. Speakers will include recipients of our Urban Challenge Grants, representing over 20 departments across the University of Toronto, who will discuss their findings with co-panelists and international discussants on the themes of:
• Disparate environmental impacts on vulnerable communities
• Unequal access to environmental amenities
• The viability of strategies for sustainability and GHG emissions reduction
• Building community capacity to deal with climate injustice

Links to the Panels are available here:

Welcome + Panel 1:

Panel 2:

Panel 3:

Keynote 1 + Panel 4:

Keynote 2 + Closing Remarks:


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