Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development

DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

TIME: 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT


Several decades of practice in environmental justice and community revitalization has resulted in comprehensive area-wide planning approaches. Presenters will share lessons for achieving community involvement, revitalization and resilience from area-wide planning approaches used to address brownfields or other community challenges and discuss how states can support such comprehensive collaborative approaches. They will apply these lessons to addressing significant current challenges, such as displacement and gentrification.


  • Cate Mingoya, Director of Capacity Building, Groundwork USA
  • Drew Curtis, Senior Equitable Development Manager, Ironbound Community Corporation
  • Frank McLaughlin, Community Collaborative Initiative, Office of Brownfield Reuse, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Riche Outlaw, Coordinator, Environmental Justice Program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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