Dr. MarccusHendricks will discuss how we move towards climate and infrastructural justice by comprehensively addressing the ways in which low-income and communities of color are likely underserved and unequally protected by stormwaterand green infrastructure. Based on his research across several projects, he will discuss stormwaterinfrastructure at the neighborhood-level, particularly minor systems that are designed to address everyday localized and nuisance flooding, but also support the draining of water during major rainfall events. His talk will highlight how disparities may exist in the inventory, distribution, and maintenance of stormwaterinfrastructure across neighborhoods. He will also discuss how emerging recommendations for resilient infrastructure point to green infrastructure as the way forward. But how some of his most recent research shows that green infrastructure installation and maintenance may not be affordable for marginalized communities. Lastly, he will discuss a participatory assessment technique for infrastructure (PATI) that he developed as a citizen science technique for infrastructure monitoring to fill condition data needs and inform maintenance and rehabilitation. Dr. Hendricks’ talk will illuminate through his own work and other current events, implications for the new face of environmental burden and how we are at a critical moment in planning for resilient, inclusive and just communities.
This event is part of the seminar series "Climate Change and Social Inequality" organized by University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Climate and People Initiative. Welcome to join us. For further information contact hubacek [at] umd.edu.
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