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Webinar: Environmental Justice: Infrastructure Investments and Equitable Benefit-Cost Analysis
Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 12:00
Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Environmental Justice: Infrastructure Investments and Equitable Benefit-Cost Analysis. Amy Chester, Rebuild by Design; Carlos Martín, Urban Institute; Chrishelle Palay, Houston Organizing Movement for Equity Coalition; Leonard Shabman, Resources for the Future; and Margaret Walls, Resources for the Future (moderator). Sponsored by Resources for the Future. Complete details and Register here.
Government agencies use benefit-cost analysis and related economic decision tools to determine where, what, and who receives federal dollars for infrastructure investments. During this event, experts from a range of scholarly, policy, and advocacy backgrounds will discuss “the good, the bad, and the ugly” in the use of these tools as applied to investments in hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and water infrastructure. They will also offer suggestions for how social equity and justice can factor into good financial decisionmaking at all levels of government.