Vivek Shandas is a faculty member of the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. He specializes in integrating the science of sustainability to citizen engagement and decision-making efforts. He evaluates the many critical functions provided by the biophysical ecosystems upon which we depend, including purifying water, producing food, cleaning toxins, offering recreation and imbuing society with cultural values. Dr. Shandas studies both the value of these "ecosystem services" and how urban development impacts their function. His research strives to improve environmental conservation and governance efforts at neighborhood and national scales.
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- E03. From Redlining to Greenlining: Centering Historically Underserved Communities When Advancing Climate Action
October 08, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM