The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 |
For anyone interested in environmental justice (EJ) and planning, please attend DVRPC’s EJ Work Group meeting next week. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:45 AM, and the meeting will begin at 9:00AM.
Please reply to this e-mail to let me know if you can attend!
For more information, visit DVRPC’s EJ page at :
Environmental Justice (EJ) Work Group Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2011
9:00 AM
190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Welcome and Introductions
Goals of EJ Work Group
·         To bring together individuals from EJ communities and advocacy groups to address transportation and planning issues in the region
·         For members actively engaged in the regional planning process
·         Provide a networking opportunity for individuals from across the region to meet and share information and ideas
Overview of DVRPC and Environmental Justice & Title VI
·         Plans, Programs, and Projects
o   Federal mandates
o   Linking EJ and National Environmental Planning Act (NEPA) Planning
o   Planning Partners
o   Exploring new avenues for involvement (food security planning, public health impacts)
·         Online Resources for the general public
·         DVRPC EJ methodology and mapping
o   Online mapping feature
o   Update of census data
o   Review and evolution of EJ methodology; next steps
·         Accessibility and Mobility Report of EJ populations and communities
o   Region-wide demographic research
o   Case studies of transportation issues of EJ communities, with recommendations that may have region-wide application
o   Transit-oriented services
o   Safety issues for pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.
o   Schedule
·         Next Steps
o   Outreach ideas
o   Meeting in winter 2012
o   Focus: EJ and Long-Range Planning for the region