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Vivek Shandas – Portland State University professor Dr. Vivek Shandas aspires to understand how humans can manifest the foresight and tenacity to address the mounting challenges of climate change, and particularly its effects on those with the least access to financial and political resources. Dr. Shandas will talk about social construction of urban ecosystems in a time of rapid (climate) change.
Ana M. Alvarez – Dr. Ana M. Alvarez serves as the Deputy General Manager of the East Bay Regional Park District, the largest local park agency in the U.S. Dr. Alvarez promotes vibrant and healthy communities through proactive and meaningful civic engagement, community building based on trust, and sustainability planning based on science. She will talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental movement.
Bullitt Foundation | City of Portland, Environmental Services | Clean Water Services | Metro | Portland State University Honors College | Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions | Reed College | Urban Greenspaces Institute | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service