Cancelled: GCPE & NYC-EJA Lecture Series: Recent NYS and NYC Housing and Climate Legislation

144 W 14th St, Room 213, Pratt Manhattan Campus
March 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Due to recent health advisories from New York City and State, this event has been cancelled.

Eddie Bautista (NYC Environmental Justice Alliance) Peter Iwanowicz (Environmental Advocates of NY) and Daisy Chung (ALIGN NY) will discuss the most ambitious climate action laws passed last year of any state or city—the NYS Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act and the NYC Climate Mobilization Act. Speakers will discuss both the laws themselves, as well as the extraordinary role grassroots activists played to shape these laws, get them passed, and next steps.

Refreshments will be served.

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GCPE & NYC-EJA Lecture Series

Beyond Impeachment: The Role of Frontline Communities in Shaping Policy

2020 ushers in a new decade, one that inherits the problems of the past but also the promise of new beginnings. Will this decade bring change and progress in addressing the interwoven issues of climate change, community, housing, and health built upon a foundation of social, racial, economic and environmental justice?

Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment’s 2020 Spring Lecture Series lecture will highlight New York City and New York State successes in addressing housing, criminal justice and environmental issues within the context of the egregious roll back of federal housing, environmental, and health programs. Local policy achievements grew out of community-based, community-led efforts in partnership with allies in city- and statewide technical assistance and advocacy organizations. Discussion will focus on community successes, near misses, opportunities, and the challenges to advancing community-initiated policy on everything—from rezoning, to climate action, to impacts of climate change on the health and welfare of the community—that have direct impact on the health and quality of life for millions of working class New Yorkers, not to mention the health of the planet.

The lecture series is designed as a safe place to freely discuss and debate the implications of the Trump administration’s policies and what our response as urbanists, ecologists, environmentalists, and community-based activists should be. The objective of the forum is to offer insights into what’s needed to assure that principles of social, economic, and environmental justice are part of our professional responsibilities.

Other Lectures in this Series:

Friday, March 6, 2020
Community Planning and Re-Zoning Issues

Friday, April 17, 2020
Infrastructure, Climate Change and Health


Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Security personnel, located at booths at 200 Willoughby Avenue and other campus locations, are available for assistance. Additional accessibility resources are available at

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