SIDORE LECTURE: Environmental Justice and Health: the ecosystem mindset for urban green spaces in retrospect and moving forward
Speaker: Viniece Jennings, Ph.D.
Dr. Viniece Jennings is a purpose driven scholar, educator, and environmental professional. Her innovative research on urban green spaces and health was recognized as top research for practice by the National Recreation and Parks Association. She has published in multiple journals such as Nature Communications and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. She is a JPB Environmental Health Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She serves as an assistant professor in the department of public health at Agnes Scott College. Prior to this role, she worked as a research scientist with the federal government where she has over a decade of experience.
Urban green spaces play a multidimensional role in environmental quality as well as human health and well-being. However, limited access to quality green spaces has strained equity goals for many communities. This presentation will highlight key research on urban green spaces, environmental justice and health across the United States. It will also discuss how achieving the vision of environmental justice continues to be important for the quality of life now and in the future.