Day: January 31, 2008

Majora Carter talks about Environmental Justice


Who is Majora Carter?

Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city planning who views urban renewal through an environmental lens. The South Bronx native draws a direct connection between ecological, economic and social degradation. Hence her motto: “Green the ghetto!”

With her inspired ideas and fierce persistence, Carter managed to bring the South Bronx its first open-waterfront park in 60 years, Hunts Point Riverside Park. Then she scored $1.25 million in federal funds for a greenway along the South Bronx waterfront, bringing the neighborhood open space, pedestrian and bike paths, and space for mixed-use economic development.

h/t the grist for bringing this incredibly powerful video to my attention.

The EJNet site is a great place to start if you want more information about Environmental Justice.

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