APACC Members are Leading the Discussion: Diversity and Inclusion in Decision-Making about Urban Parks, Climate Change and Resilience
The wider the gap between rich and poor, the more the environment suffers
Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC) has been leading the discussion about meaningfully engaging and including diverse voices in decision-making on important issues like climate change, land development and resilience.
While these issues are often addressed through government plans and programs, community organizations like APACC’s members—and the people we serve—face the reality and impacts of these issues in our daily lives and work.
Resilient Infrastructure: DC’s Shades of Community Greening
A recent report flips the common narrative that says that climate change “exacerbates social and economic inequality,” and instead argues that inequality can itself drive climate change. The report, by Susan Holmberg of the Roosevelt Institute, shows that “unequal societies inflict more environmental damage than more economically even societies.”
This article was originally posted on APACC member Anacostia Waterfront Trust's blog on May 15th, 2017. It is written by Katherine Antos, former Anacostia Ambassador with AWT, and highlights some of the work that APACC members are doing to address resilience in the Anacostia watershed through green infrastructure.